Find “greatest” between two columns and display with some records already null in MySql

MySQLMySQLi Database

Let us first create a table −

mysql> create table DemoTable
   -> (
   -> Value1 int,
   -> Value2 int
   -> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.77 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command −

mysql> insert into DemoTable values(78,89);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.17 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values(19,null);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.23 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values(null,0);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.21 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable values(null,95);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.15 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select *from DemoTable;

This will produce the following output −

+--------+--------+
| Value1 | Value2 |
+--------+--------+
|     78 |     89 |
|     19 |   NULL |
|   NULL |      0 |
|   NULL |     95 |
+--------+--------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Here is the query to find the “greatest” from two columns −

mysql> select greatest(if(Value1 is null,0,Value1),if(Value2 is null,0,Value2)) from DemoTable;

This will produce the following output −

+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
| greatest(if(Value1 is null,0,Value1),if(Value2 is null,0,Value2)) |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                                                                89 |
|                                                                19 |
|                                                                 0 |
|                                                                95 |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 12-Dec-2019 07:40:43
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