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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, 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

greatest(2, 3)

Firebird

maxvalue(2, 3)

SQLite

max(2, 3)

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

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