LEAST

Syntax

LEAST(value1,value2,...)

Description

With two or more arguments, returns the smallest (minimum-valued) argument. The arguments are compared using the following rules:

  • If the return value is used in an INTEGER context or all arguments are integer-valued, they are compared as integers.
  • If the return value is used in a REAL context or all arguments are real-valued, they are compared as reals.
  • If any argument is a case-sensitive string, the arguments are compared as case-sensitive strings.
  • In all other cases, the arguments are compared as case-insensitive strings.

LEAST() returns NULL if any argument is NULL.

Examples

SELECT LEAST(2,0);
+------------+
| LEAST(2,0) |
+------------+
|          0 |
+------------+
SELECT LEAST(34.0,3.0,5.0,767.0);
+---------------------------+
| LEAST(34.0,3.0,5.0,767.0) |
+---------------------------+
|                       3.0 |
+---------------------------+
SELECT LEAST('B','A','C');
+--------------------+
| LEAST('B','A','C') |
+--------------------+
| A                  |
+--------------------+

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