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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, BIGQUERY, COCKROACHDB, DB2, EXASOL, H2, HANA, HSQLDB, MARIADB, MEMSQL, MYSQL, ORACLE, 
-- POSTGRES, REDSHIFT, SNOWFLAKE, TERADATA, VERTICA, YUGABYTE
greatest(2, 3)

-- FIREBIRD
maxvalue(2, 3)

-- SQLITE
max(2, 3)

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.16, see #10141), or translate your own on our website

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