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GREATEST

Applies to ✅ Open Source Edition   ✅ Express Edition   ✅ Professional Edition   ✅ Enterprise Edition

The GREATEST() function produces the greatest value among all the arguments.

SELECT greatest(2, 3);
create.select(greatest(2, 3)).fetch();

The result being

+----------+
| greatest |
+----------+
|        3 |
+----------+

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

greatest(2, 3)

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

-- ACCESS
SWITCH(2 > 3, 2, TRUE, 3)

-- ASE, DERBY, INFORMIX, SQLDATAWAREHOUSE, SQLSERVER, SYBASE
CASE WHEN 2 > 3 THEN 2 ELSE 3 END

-- AURORA_MYSQL, AURORA_POSTGRES, COCKROACHDB, CUBRID, DB2, H2, HANA, HSQLDB, INGRES, MARIADB, MEMSQL, MYSQL, ORACLE, 
-- POSTGRES, REDSHIFT, TERADATA, VERTICA
greatest(2, 3)

-- FIREBIRD
maxvalue(2, 3)

-- SQLITE
max(2, 3)

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.14, see #10141)

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