How can I get the latest ID in a table?
SELECT id FROM table ORDER BY id DESC LIMIT 1 should work as well
If you mean the latest generated ID from an insert statement with an auto-increment column, then mysql_insert_id() should help ya out
SELECT max(id) FROM table
IF you've just inserted into a table with
auto_increment you can run right after your query.
max(id) FROM table
If the table has an auto_increment column defined - you can check by looking for "auto_increment" in the output from
DESC your_table, use:
Otherwise, you have these options:
SELECT MAX(id) FROM your_table SELECT id FROM your_table ORDER BY id LIMIT 1
If there are no inserts being done on a table, then SELECT MAX(ID) should be fine. However, every database has a built-in function to return the most recently created primary key of a table after an insert has been performed. If that's what you're after, don't use MAX().
Also, for the id of the last record inserted, if you're using MySQLi, it would look like this: