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SQL question

SQL question

SQL question

(OP)
Say I have a customers table and a history table

CODE

CUSTOMERS TABLE
customer_id  name
1            Bob
2            Ted

CODE

HISTORY TABLE
history_id  customer_id  status  date
1           1            2       3/1/08
2           1            3       3/4/08
3           1            4       3/2/08
4           2            2       3/1/08
I only want to see the latest status for each customer, but this query pulls up EVERY status for each customer:

CODE

SELECT customers.name, history.status
FROM customers, history
WHERE customers.customer_id = history.customer_id

What is a query that will pull up each customer name, showing the SINGLE latest (most recent) history record for each customer?   (Interested in ANSI solution as well as ORACLE 9i)



 

RE: SQL question

(OP)
Great, thanks!

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