23 Mar 2012 by Administration

I was a bit surprised today to find that the database MAX() function handles string input. I shouldn’t be of course…

I was a bit surprised today to find that databases have a MAX() function that handles string input. It shouldn’t be surprising, because it makes perfect sense.

I was working in Oracle, but it turns out that the MySQL equivalent function has this feature too, which means it is probably a common feature in DBMSs. Where have I been?

Don’t answer that.