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Re: Getting length of longest value in a column

by repellent (Priest)
on Feb 21, 2012 at 04:05 UTC ( #955220=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Getting length of longest value in a column

Have the database do the work for you:
my $query = <<'SQL'; SELECT ticket_id, abstract, priority, maxlen_abstract FROM (SELECT MAX(LENGTH(abstract)) AS maxlen_abstract FROM t1) AS s1 CROSS JOIN t1; SQL

Pay special attention to what your definition of length should be. You may not be in an ASCII-world.

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