How is sub queries handled in MySQL?

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  • Sep 25th, 2008

Sub queries in MySQL handled nested way, You can see the example and understand yourself -

SELECT name, headofstate, population FROM Country WHERE population=(SELECT MAX(population) FROM Country);

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Subqueries in MySQL are handled in the following way.

For e.g
Schema for sailor table :
Sid:int(2) PK
Age int(3)

If you want to select name and age of oldest sailor, its query will  be as follows

SELECT Sname,Age FROM sailors WHERE Age IN (SELECT max(Age) FROM sailors)

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