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select specified number of unique IDs where second column is unique

Look at the following example starting from the top row (id=9) and work your way down, selecting a limit of 4 rows that have sec's that we have not yet seen. We "select" id=9 because we don't yet have ...
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1answer
52 views

postgres filtering select based on combination of joins

I am having trouble filtering a request that depends on a combination of child elements (one-to-many relationship) Please consider the following example. CREATE TABLE sample_container ( id serial ...
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2answers
103 views

Select query to retrieve values even if are null

I need some help in a query. Need to retrieve data from 1 table, even if one of the field has null value. Here's an example: Select name, SUM(credit) as credit From expenses Where name like ...
2
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3answers
187 views

How to query efficiently from Postgres to select special words?

Let's say that I have a table called words with very many records. Columns are id and name. In the words table I have for example: 'systematic', 'سلام','gear','synthesis','mysterious', etc. NB: ...
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1answer
133 views

Select next and previous rows

I have the following table: CREATE TABLE post ( id bigint primary key, thread_id bigint, is_notice boolean, title text, content text ) I display the list ...
2
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2answers
51 views

Get count of processed queries

I have been searching a while to find a way to retrieve the amount of queries my postgres database is processing and responding to. I found various statistics about disk I/O, insert/update statistics ...
2
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1answer
453 views

Postgres nested hstore select query

I have a carts table with items hstore column. An example entry in this column is: carts.items row#1 = { "1614" => {:quantity=>"100", :price_cents=>1655}, ...
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1answer
437 views

How to create an Sql table from SELECT with a multiple row DISTINCT constraint?

I want to create a table from a SELECT statement based on a multiple row DISTINCT, but PostgreSQL does not allow me to do it. I need to create a table where the elements were previously selected from ...
2
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1answer
652 views

To select from all tables inside the schema in PostgreSQL

Is it possible to select from all tables inside the schema? I got all the table names from select table_name from information_schema.tables but I am unable to use it to do my query.
2
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1answer
79 views

How to select nodes where all children is satisfied?

I have a tree structure of light bulbs. I want to turn on all the light bulbs starting from the leafs of the tree. A light bulb cannot be turned on unless all its immediate children are turned on. ...
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3answers
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Getting SELECT to return a constant value even if zero rows match

Consider this select statement: SELECT *, 1 AS query_id FROM players WHERE username='foobar'; It returns the column query_id with value 1 along with a player's other columns. How would ...
1
vote
1answer
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Error “column does not exist” in a SELECT with JOIN and GROUP BY query

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.1 with a Ruby on Rails application. I'm trying to list the last version of each "charge" (in my history table : hist_version_charges) belonging to the same project id ...
3
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1answer
66 views

PostgresSQL: Get single attribute of UDT in SELECT statement

I created a user-defined type in a PostgreSQL 9.2 database and am trying in the SELECT statement to get only an attribute of the UDT. However, I don't seem to get my code to work. Creation of type ...
4
votes
1answer
186 views

Does the order of fields in SELECT query matter when using composite indexing?

I understand that the order of columns in the index itself matters immensely; however, what about the order of columns in the subsequent SELECT queries that make use of that index? For example, if I ...
0
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1answer
327 views

Retrieving a fixed range of rows from Postgresql

I have a query: select qid,ansid,ans from table1 where askerid='something' This query can retrieve many rows. But I want to display only 50 rows at a time and then if the user clicks on more, the ...
2
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1answer
291 views

Select consecutive number of rows starting from some number

What I need is to select 100 consecutive rows from a table, starting at some defined point without ordering data. As far as I can observe, inserted data to a table is stored in no order but is ...
3
votes
1answer
256 views

Tricky selection of grouped rows, selecting based on values of two distinct but related rows

Say I have a table with the following information (sorted here for display purposes) taskid | reference | centreid | date_out --------------------------------------------------- 10001 | ...
2
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2answers
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Select rows with repeat data within certain timeframe

As a follow-up question to my previous question on difficult row categorisation, I have another problem which I'm sure will be easily solvable. After this I plan on reading a good book or two on ...
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1answer
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USING construct in JOIN clause can introduce optimization barriers in certain cases?

It was brought to my attention that the USING construct (instead of ON) in the FROM clause of SELECT queries might introduce optimization barriers in certain cases. I mean this key word: SELECT * ...
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5answers
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How can I use a default value in a Select query in PostgreSQL?

I would like to use a default value for a column that should be used if no rows is returned. Is that possible in PostgreSQL? How can I do it? Or is there any other way I can solve this? E.g. ...