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sql query to compare the last two records

Posted By:      Posted Date: December 04, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Hi Frinds,

Please can any one tell me the logic of how to compare the last two records

I have the table like this


Id    Number

1      23

2      34

3     23

4     43

5      12


I want to compare the last two records in the above table i.e the numbers have to comapre 

i.e if 43>12  print "grater"  else


this is the logic for finding the last two records

SELECT id,number FROM

(SELECT TOP 2 * FROM table_1



but where I have to write the logic for compare the last two records in above query,


Please if any body have ideas let me know





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