How to select only the records with the highest date in LINQ


Question

I have a table, 'lasttraces', with the following fields.

Id, AccountId, Version, DownloadNo, Date

The data looks like this:

28092|15240000|1.0.7.1782|2009040004731|2009-01-20 13:10:22.000
28094|61615000|1.0.7.1782|2009040007696|2009-01-20 13:11:38.000
28095|95317000|1.0.7.1782|2009040007695|2009-01-20 13:10:18.000
28101|15240000|1.0.7.1782|2009040004740|2009-01-20 14:10:22.000
28103|61615000|1.0.7.1782|2009040007690|2009-01-20 14:11:38.000
28104|95317000|1.0.7.1782|2009040007710|2009-01-20 14:10:18.000

How can I, in LINQ to SQL, only get the last lasttrace of every AccountId (the one with the highest date)?

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110
4/10/2012 4:59:37 PM

Accepted Answer

If you just want the last date for each account, you'd use this:

var q = from n in table
        group n by n.AccountId into g
        select new {AccountId = g.Key, Date = g.Max(t=>t.Date)};

If you want the whole record:

var q = from n in table
        group n by n.AccountId into g
        select g.OrderByDescending(t=>t.Date).FirstOrDefault();
218
3/6/2014 7:33:24 PM

Here is a simple way to do it

var lastPlayerControlCommand = this.ObjectContext.PlayerControlCommands
                                .Where(c => c.PlayerID == player.ID)
                                .OrderByDescending(t=>t.CreationTime)
                                .FirstOrDefault();

Also have a look this great LINQ place - LINQ to SQL Samples


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