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

-- FIREBIRD
minvalue(2, 3)

-- SQLITE
min(2, 3)

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

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