I've database with two tables: Customers (Id PK, LastName) and Orders (Id PK, CustomerId FK, ProductName, Price, etc.)

I wish to retrieve only customer' last orders particulars along with customer title. I personally use .Internet L2SQL however i think it's SQL question a lot more than LINQ question and so i publish here SQL query I attempted:

SELECT [t0].[LastName], (
    SELECT [t2].[ProductName]
    FROM (
        SELECT TOP (1) [t1].[ProductName]
        FROM [Orders] AS [t1]
        WHERE [t1].[CustomerId] = [t0].[Id]
        ORDER BY [t1].[Id] DESC
        ) AS [t2]
    ) AS [ProductName], (
    SELECT [t4].[Price]
    FROM (
        SELECT TOP (1) [t3].[Price]
        FROM [Orders] AS [t3]
        WHERE [t3].[CustomerId] = [t0].[Id]
        ORDER BY [t3].[Id] DESC
        ) AS [t4]
    ) AS [Price]
FROM [Customers] AS [t0]

Issue is that Orders has more posts (30) with each column the query will get bigger and reduced because I have to add next subqueries.

Can there be much better way?

In SQL Server 2005 and above:

SELECT  *
FROM    (
        SELECT  o.*,
                ROW_NUMBER() OVER (PARTITION BY c.id ORDER BY o.id DESC) rn
        FROM    customers c
        LEFT JOIN
                orders o
        ON      o.customerId = c.id
        ) q
WHERE   rn = 1

or this:

SELECT  *
FROM    customers c
OUTER APPLY
        (
        SELECT  TOP 1 *
        FROM    orders o
        WHERE   o.customerId = c.id
        ORDER BY
                o.id DESC
        ) o

In SQL Server 2000:

SELECT  *
FROM    customers с
LEFT JOIN
        orders o
ON      o.id = 
        (
        SELECT  TOP 1 id
        FROM    orders oi
        WHERE   oi.customerId = c.id
        ORDER BY
                oi.id DESC
        )

Don't you've got a date of column within the orders table something similar to order_date? Rather than choose top you need to have the ability to retrieve using max(order_date)

My sql is rusty but something similar to this

select c.col1,o.col1,o.col2,o.col3 from Customers as c, Orders as o where c.id = o.customerid and max(o.order_date)