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  1. #1
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    max date

    What's wrong with this query .
    I am looking for the latest date

    select max(to_char(created_date,'dd/mm/yy hh24:mi:ss') from pay_info;

    This gives some old data and i know i have latest data

    when i query like this it gives me an error

    select to_char(max(created_date,'dd/mm/yy hh24:mi:ss') from pay_info;


    any idea folks?

    thnaks
    Ramana

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    Re: max date

    Originally posted by RamanaSQL
    What's wrong with this query .
    I am looking for the latest date

    select max(to_char(created_date,'dd/mm/yy hh24:mi:ss') from pay_info;

    This gives some old data and i know i have latest data

    of course, you're getting the max() of a string


    when i query like this it gives me an error

    select to_char(max(created_date,'dd/mm/yy hh24:mi:ss') from pay_info;
    What's the error? What is the data type of created_date?
    Jeff Hunter
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    check this out...

    select to_char(max(created_date),'dd/mm/yy hh24:mi:ss') from pay_info;

    Srini

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    It worked ..thanks Srinivas_Sharma
    and thank you marist89

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