LAST function in MySQL

MySQL LAST
To get the last value of a column, the MySQL LAST function is used.

Syntax:

SELECT column, 
FROM table_name  
ORDER BY column_name DESC  
LIMIT 1;

Example 1:
Students Table:

ID NAME AGE
1 Joy 10
2 Smiley 13
3 Happy 11
4 James 13
5 Bond 10

Query:

SELECT name
FROM students
ORDER BY id DESC  
LIMIT 1;

Output:

NAME
Bond

Explanation:
The ‘students’ is an already existing table. Here we are retrieving the LAST record of the ‘name’ column ordering by the ‘id’ of the ‘students’ table.

Example 2:
Students Table:

ID NAME AGE
1 Joy 10
2 Smiley 13
3 Happy 11
4 James 13
5 Bond 10

Query:

SELECT name
FROM students
ORDER BY name DESC  
LIMIT 1;

Output:

NAME
Smiley

Explanation:
The ‘students’ is an already existing table. Here we are retrieving the LAST record of the ‘name’ column ordering by the ‘name’ of the ‘students’ table.

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