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Re: SQL: how to farm journal: select only oldest and newest record for each cust #



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Hi Joel

A quick thought - use a UNION SELECT. This assumes you have some criteria for the particular set of records - the first SELECT would get the record with some minimum timestamp, the second SELECT would get the record with some maximum timestamp.

I'm just flying off the cuff with this - not sure it'd work at all - depends on how the data comes out. It'll work in a general sense, though.

Vern

On 9/28/2012 10:32 AM, Stone, Joel wrote:
Is it possible (and simple) to select only two records from the journal - for each file-RRN combination?


Example:

Users make 20 changes throughout the day to CUST #123 record.

I want to select only the first "before" image and the last "after" image for that particular cust (and all other custs).

Can SQL select these with a simple statement?

Or is this best done in an HLL pgm?


Thanks



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