Combining multiple data points into a single data point. This usually is used in reference to SQL and usually to an aggregate function of some sort.

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Storing vs calculating aggregate values

Are there any guidelines or rules of thumb to determine when to store aggregate values and when to calculate them on the fly? For example, suppose I have widgets which users can rate (see schema ...
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What is the difference between select count(*) and select count(any_non_null_column)?

I seem to remember that (on Oracle) there is a difference between uttering select count(*) from any_table and select count(any_non_null_column) from any_table. What are the differences between these ...
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Writing a simple bank schema: How should I keep my balances in sync with their transaction history?

I am writing the schema for a simple bank database. Here are the basic specifications: The database will store transactions against a user and currency. Every user has one balance per currency, so ...
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How do I create a user-defined aggregate function?

I need an aggregate function that MySQL doesn't provide. I would like it to be in MySQL's flavor of SQL (that is, not in C). How do I do this? What I'm stuck on is creating an aggregate function -- ...
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Is it a good idea to split MySQL DB into two servers

I have a MySQL DB server that accepts a lot of mobile application data for analysis. I would like to know if for optimization reasons the following architecture makes sense and is appropriate: I ...
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PostgreSQL query with max and min date plus associated id per row

I have the following table: CREATE TABLE trans ( id SERIAL PRIMARY KEY, trans_date date, trans_time time ); I want to have the following view CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW daily_trans ...
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SQL query that concatenate values from duplicate rows in a single table

Lets say I have a table of employees, like this: Name Sex Role Bob M Developer Joe M QA Now, I have a problem with this table of duplicated rows. I will fix it ...
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How do I get the aggregate of a window function in Postgres?

I have a table containing a two columns of permutations/combinations of integer arrays, and a third column containing a value, like so: CREATE TABLE foo ( perm integer[] NOT NULL, combo integer[] ...
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Rolling count of total transactions over time

I need to get a set of total transactions over time on a weekly interval. Essentially I need a total-transactions-to-date column. When I group by WEEK(Date) I get the amount of transactions for that ...
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Multischema view for postgres , querying multiple databases

Im managing SaaS app where each customer has a separate database (Postgres 9.3) . I need to figure out the best way to aggregate and query this data ( READ-only ). I know postgres has problems with ...
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What is the correct result for this query?

I came across this puzzle in the comments here CREATE TABLE r (b INT); SELECT 1 FROM r HAVING 1=1; SQL Server and PostgreSQL return 1 row. MySQL and Oracle return zero rows. Which is correct? ...
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Select data based on records created_at column

I have two tables Keywords, ProjectReports: http://sqlfiddle.com/#!15/06ae3/1 As you can see in that example everything works fine, but I want to get more data from those 2 tables and I don't know ...
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Using totals on aggregates to improve performance

I have two tables: details and totals of these details. Details (Slow solution): select OrderId = r.OrderId , TotalQty = SUM(r.Quantity) , ...
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Most efficient way to return multiple aggregates in a single stored proc?

What is the best or most efficient way to get multiple aggregate result values? Basically I have an email app and wanted to get all the numbers of messages for each type of folder (inbox, sent, ...
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How do I horizontally partition an oracle database table, and should I?

We have a tenanted data warehouse that we are doing reporting on. Queries are beginning to take a long time, and we're looking at options to reduce this. There are two thoughts at the moment. Create ...
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Select first row (grouping) + add aggregate function

First have a look at this question on StackOverflow. I'm looking to accomplish the same task, except I also need to add an aggregate function (PostGIS's ST_Union) to my query. How can I combine the ...
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ORA-00937 when calculating a sub-value in an aggregate select statement

The problem described below applies to Oracle 11g databases. I also tested the statements on MySQL and PostgreSQL with no problems of the kind mentioned in this question. I want to use an ...
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Fetch data from same table using two group by clauses in mysql

I have one table name as consultant with 4 fields(id, name,user_type, Created date). I need to write an mysql query for return the count of user_type in each month. In my table, user_type is ...