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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, Sybase

CASE
  WHEN 2 < 3 THEN 2
  ELSE 3
END

Aurora MySQL, Aurora Postgres, BigQuery, CockroachDB, DB2, DuckDB, Exasol, H2, HSQLDB, Hana, MariaDB, MemSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Postgres, Redshift, SQLServer, Snowflake, Teradata, Trino, Vertica, YugabyteDB

least(2, 3)

Firebird

minvalue(2, 3)

SQLite

min(2, 3)

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.20, see #10141), or translate your own on our website

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