Bug #100171 Query not returning expected results
Submitted: 9 Jul 2020 11:36 Modified: 9 Jul 2020 16:01
Reporter: JACK DAWSON Email Updates:
Status: Not a Bug Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench Severity:S7 (Test Cases)
Version:8.0.15 OS:Windows (Microsoft Windows 8.1)
Assigned to: MySQL Verification Team CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: WBBugReporter

[9 Jul 2020 11:36] JACK DAWSON
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In the supplied world database, the following query... 
     select name, max(surfacearea) from country 
     'Aruba', '17075400.00'
..when it should be
     'Russian Federation'

As an aside, I updated the link with 'com' reported here in wb.log: 
06:33:42 [WRN][            grt]: C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Workbench 8.0 CE\modules/data/mysql_rdbms_info.xml:1446: link 'om.mysql.rdbms.mysql.driver.native_sshtun' <object > key=owner could not be resolved

How to repeat:
use world;
select name, max(surfacearea) from country
[9 Jul 2020 16:01] MySQL Verification Team

This is not a bug.

If you configure your MySQL server with "ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY" to behave by standard this query will be illegal. If you, on the other hand, do not configure "ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY" the query will be allowed to execute but there is nothing that promisses that the "name" and the max() will be from the same column.

What you want it something like:
> select name,surfacearea  from country order by surfacearea desc limit 1;
| name               | surfacearea |
| Russian Federation | 17075400.00 |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

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