Function to find greatest numeric value across different fields

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In a row of data with multiple numeric fields, how can I easily find the greatest value using simple function like GREATEST(Attribute1, Attribute2) as for Oracle SQL?

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Your example is the answer. The GREATEST function does exactly that.

Try something like:

<pre>SELECT GREATEST(10,20,30,40,50) FROM dual;

SELECT GREATEST(1,-5) FROM dual;

SELECT GREATEST(field_x,field_y,field_z)
FROM your_table
WHERE some_field = ‘X’;</pre>

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