Documentation Home
MySQL 5.5 Reference Manual
Related Documentation Download this Manual
PDF (US Ltr) - 27.0Mb
PDF (A4) - 27.1Mb
PDF (RPM) - 25.4Mb
HTML Download (TGZ) - 6.3Mb
HTML Download (Zip) - 6.4Mb
HTML Download (RPM) - 5.4Mb
Man Pages (TGZ) - 159.2Kb
Man Pages (Zip) - 263.0Kb
Info (Gzip) - 2.6Mb
Info (Zip) - 2.6Mb
Excerpts from this Manual

MySQL 5.5 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  Maximum of Column per Group

3.6.3 Maximum of Column per Group

Task: Find the highest price per article.

SELECT article, MAX(price) AS price
FROM   shop
GROUP BY article
ORDER BY article;

+---------+-------+
| article | price |
+---------+-------+
|    0001 |  3.99 |
|    0002 | 10.99 |
|    0003 |  1.69 |
|    0004 | 19.95 |
+---------+-------+