----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Pluta" <joepluta@PlutaBrothers.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 4:48 PM
Subject: RE: Can you do this in SQL

> Even if you COULD make this statement work, why would you want to?  The
> of adding the max(rank) subselect is just bad from every possible aspect.
> It's not particularly readable, and even if it is, it's additional

but you consider RPG readable? <VBG>
I would expect that that statement is readable by almost any DBA on the
planet and they would be able to tell you what it should do, even though it
doesn't work. But they would be guessing at the functionality of the RPG
program and the OPNQRYF, unless they are specifically 400/iSeries
programmers. But hey, maybe I'm wrong...

R. Bruce Hoffman, Jr.
 -- IBM Certified Specialist - iSeries Administrator
 -- IBM Certified Specialist - RPG IV Developer

"Suppose you were an idiot...
  And suppose you were a member of Congress...
  But I repeat myself."
    - Mark Twain

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