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Kumar Varma

For this, you can use ORDER BY DESC LIMIT. Let us first create a table −

mysql> create table DemoTable
   -> (
   -> Id int NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY,
   -> Name varchar(100)
   -> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.59 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command −

mysql> insert into DemoTable(Name) values('John');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.12 sec)

mysql> insert into DemoTable(Name) values('Sam');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.19 sec)

mysql> insert into DemoTable(Name) values('Carol');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.34 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select *from DemoTable;

Output

+----+-------+
| Id | Name  |
+----+-------+
|  1 | John  |
|  2 | Sam   |
|  3 | Carol |
+----+-------+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Following is the query to select last record and update it −

mysql> update DemoTable
   -> set Name='Robert'
   -> order by Id DESC limit 1;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.18 sec)
Rows matched: 1  Changed: 1 Warnings: 0

Let us check the table records once again −

mysql> select *from DemoTable;

This will produce the following output displaying we have successfully updated the last record −

Output

+----+--------+
| Id | Name   |
+----+--------+
|  1 | John   |
|  2 | Sam    |
|  3 | Robert |
+----+--------+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

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