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last inserted row, max row, random row methods


assume *table* has  *id,  value* rows

In mysql there is no special indicatior and we need to make funny things

1) getting max valued row:
select * from table ,
(select max(value) from table ) as t

2) last inserted row
select * from table order by id limit 1

3) one random row
select * from table order by rand() limit 1

I think there could faster, elegant row methods  are required.
 like :
1) select maxrow(*) from table
2) select lastrow(*) from table
3)select randomrow(*) from table

My question is :
are There such methods?
if not, will there be such methods?

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