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Write a SQL query to find the last record inserted in the table

January 1, 1970 12:00 am


Write a SQL query to find the last record inserted in the table

The employee table contains the following fields

													Name           Null     Type         
													-------------- -------- ------------ 
													EMPLOYEE_ID    NOT NULL NUMBER(6)    
													FIRST_NAME              VARCHAR2(20) 
													LAST_NAME      NOT NULL VARCHAR2(25) 
													EMAIL          NOT NULL VARCHAR2(25) 
													PHONE_NUMBER            VARCHAR2(20) 
													HIRE_DATE      NOT NULL DATE         
													JOB_ID         NOT NULL VARCHAR2(10) 
													SALARY                  NUMBER(8,2)  
													COMMISSION_PCT          NUMBER(2,2)  
													MANAGER_ID              NUMBER(6)    
													DEPARTMENT_ID           NUMBER(4)   

The select query return the following results ( more data. We filtered the data)

													100	Steven	King	SKING	515.123.4567	17-JUN-03	AD_PRES	24000			90
													101	Neena	Kochhar	NKOCHHAR	515.123.4568	21-SEP-05	AD_VP	17000		100	90
													102	Lex	De Haan	LDEHAAN	515.123.4569	13-JAN-01	AD_VP	17000		100	90
													103	Alexander	Hunold	AHUNOLD	590.423.4567	03-JAN-06	IT_PROG	9000		102	60
													104	Bruce	Ernst	BERNST	590.423.4568	21-MAY-07	IT_PROG	6000		103	60


   					 Select * from (select * from HR.employees order by rownum desc) where rownum<2;				    


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