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LEAST

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

The LEAST() function produces the least value among all the arguments.

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

The result being

+-------+
| least |
+-------+
|     2 |
+-------+

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

least(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
least(2, 3)

-- FIREBIRD
minvalue(2, 3)

-- SQLITE
min(2, 3)

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.15, see #10141)

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