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Select the top row in JPQL without using native query option

How is it possible to select the first row at the top of the selection without using native query option in JPQL/JPA?

@Query("select e from FOO e order by e.orderNumber desc")

Answer

You might be able to use a max subquery here to restrict to the “first” row:

select e from FOO e where orderNumber = (select max(f.orderNumber) from FOO f);

This would be logically correct if orderNumber would always be guaranteed to be unique, in which case there would only be one max value.

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