My Event outputs an indexed parameter uint id.

Can I query the logs for the max value of id, without returning and searching through all log records?

I'm guessing not, since indexed values are stored as a hash so value comparisons would be impossible, but maybe I'm missing something.

How else could a single uint value be "cached" to the logs without having to retrieve all logs of that type?

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Unless you store the value in the contract, you will have to loop over all events. That being said you would have to have a pretty full node to keep a log of all events ever (normally logs are pruned from nodes when they get too old).

What might be a simpler solution (gas costs not withstanding) would be to store the max value in your contract.

// store the max val
uint maxVal = 0;

// an event to notify that val has changed
event ValChange(uint _val);

function storeValue(uint _val) {
  // store biggest _val
  if (_val > maxVal) {
     maxVal = _val;
  // trigger event
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    Looks like I'll stick with the contract cache then. Was trying to avoid the gas cost. Commented Dec 17, 2017 at 17:48

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