SQL LAST() Function

The LAST() Function

The LAST() function returns the last value of the selected column.

SQL LAST() Syntax

SELECT LAST(column_name) FROM table_name;

Note: The LAST() function is only supported in MS Access.


SQL LAST() Workaround in SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle

SQL Server Syntax

SELECT TOP 1 column_name FROM table_name
ORDER BY column_name DESC;

Example

SELECT TOP 1 CustomerName FROM Customers
ORDER BY CustomerID DESC;

MySQL Syntax

SELECT column_name FROM table_name
ORDER BY column_name DESC
LIMIT 1;

Example

SELECT CustomerName FROM Customers
ORDER BY CustomerID DESC
LIMIT 1;

Oracle Syntax

SELECT column_name FROM table_name
ORDER BY column_name DESC
WHERE ROWNUM <=1;

Example

SELECT CustomerName FROM Customers
ORDER BY CustomerID DESC
WHERE ROWNUM <=1;

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