A core SQL statement, SELECT retrieves data from one or more tables or other sources of row set data such as views or table-valued functions.

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Should I drop this column or is there a query that can achieve a results table without duplicate columns?

I use a column named active in several of my database tables to adjust whether a particular entry/row/user/etc should be included in future query result tables instead of deleting the information. ...
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Using expressions in the SELECT list to thin down a CASE statement

I have a query I'm working through rewriting - it has a huge bunch of case statements in the select list that all basically look like this: select Column1 = case when (Something = 2) and ...
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What's the difference between INSERT … SELECT and SELECT INTO

Let's say I have a table item and an other one versionned_item. From time to time, I want to copy data from item to versionned_item. What I did is WITH subset AS (SELECT ...) INSERT INTO ...
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How to JOIN two table to get missing rows in the second table

In a simple voting system as CREATE TABLE elections ( election_id int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, title varchar(255), CREATE TABLE votes ( election_id int(11), user_id int(11), FOREIGN KEYs for ...
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Selecting rows with condition on two columns together

i have table with columns Number and VAT How can i select all rows without row which is Number=123 and VAT=15 ? I tried something like this SELECT * FROM tablex WHERE <.. zilions of ...
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Recursive self joins

I have a comments table, which can be simplified down to this: comments ======= id user_id text parent_id where parent_id is nullable, but might be a key for its parent comment. Now, how can I ...
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PostgreSQL SQL syntax - JOIN and substrings

I have a single table of hostnames and NFS exports, some but not all of which are related. Example entries: HOST VOLUME ----- ---------- host1 vol1 host1 vol2 host1 ...
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Find all values not present for other values of other column

Let's suppose I have a table with integer columns a and b (each pair (a,b) is unique) and following data: a | b ------- 1 | 2 1 | 3 1 | 4 1 | 5 2 | 1 2 | 3 2 | 4 3 | 1 3 | 3 Now I need to ...
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how to optimize grouped select from an already grouped select query

I already had a specific query to get a number of shops, but I couldn't sum the cost field, I kept on getting an error on the sum function, but it worked when I did this; select tab.shop_id, ...
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Is there any performance difference between a group by statement and nested select statements in sql?

I am curious to know about the differences between using group by statement and nested selects to achieve the same result. for example consider I have two tables such as the following: tblPurchase ...
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How to sum the buy order and sell order in one row per each ticker

I have a table containing some trading information of several tickers and I would like to divide the data into sum(Amount) for buy and sell separately, grouping by each ticker. I have one table ...
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Mysql: Problem using GREATEST with IFNULL and join

I have a query selecting the greatest value of 2 timestamp. To Achieve it I'm calling: SELECT GREATEST( IFNULL( tableb.create_time, 0 ) , IFNULL( tablea.create_time, 0 ) ) I'm using IFNULL because ...
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Text comparison select query needed that finds most whole word matches within larger string

I have a database of products, many with similar names. For example... iPhone 5s (GSM model) A1533 iPhone 5s (GSM model China) A1518 iPhone 5s (GSM model China) A1530 iPhone 5c (GSM model) ...
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SQL insert into … values (…, select(…))

I am trying to insert 25 users, user1...25 into Members with the same GR_ID = 2 with command: insert into MEMBERS (GR_id, username) values (2, (select username from USERS where username like ...
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How to create an Access query to find # symbol into a field?

It seems easy but I'm missing something. I have a MySQL database that is connected from access through ODBC connector. I'm looking for the fields where there are # symbol but I'm getting zero ...
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`Select` query take more time than it should

I have a MySQL database table with nearly 23 million records. This table has no primary key, because nothing is unique. It has 2 columns, both are indexed. Below is its structure Below is some of ...
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Is it possible to mysqldump a subset of a database required to reproduce a query?

Background I would like to provide the subset of my database required to reproduce a select query. My goal is to make my computational workflow reproducible (as in reproducible research). Question ...
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Why would SELECT * be magnitudes faster than SELECT foo?

Consider a table of values and hashes, like so: +------------+----------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra | ...
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Get the most present elements from many fields

Here is my table: id|item0|item1|item2 --+-----+-----+----- 1 | 10 | 12 | 12 2 | 12 | 68 | 13 3 | 15  | 13 | 10 I just want to get the most present number of all itemX columns. The query ...
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How to get desired type of records for desired number of times in oracle

I want to get get 6 "double_scoring" records and 4 "singe_scoring" records from my Profiles table based on SCORING_RULE column values. Can you please let me know how can I do this with SELECT query ...
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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 ...
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Select and sum from related columns

I have table with the following columns: date (month), hours/days (31) and daily tasks (31) Columns: date day1 day2 day3....task1 task2 task3.... Records: june 4 6 2 .... run walk ...
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How to select only first column dynamically on mysql

I have to select only first column. Because of i dont want to select all columns like SELECT * FROM table. But my first columns may vary like following: id article_id user_id product_id page_id etc.. ...
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Name for SELECT equivalent of UPSERT

UPSERT means INSERT and\or UPDATE, is there a standard name for a sproc that will INSERT if necessary and then SELECT? e.g. I want to get the IS of a row that matches fields and give me the ID, if ...
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Null Or Multiple Parameters When Querying

I have a stored procedure that has a parameter that must take a comma delimited varchar list of values that can be turned into a table of values or can be NULL, such as @Values VARCHAR(10) = NULL ...
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Select records in one table but not in another, when the second table is not matching on primary key

I have two tables from which I need only the results that appear in one table (list) which do not appear in the second table (cardinal). The list table's primary key is sku, and the table has a ...
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Is select * still a big no-no on SQL Server 2012?

Back in the days of yesteryear, it was considered a big no-no to do select * from table or select count(*) from table because of the performance hit. Is this still the case in later versions of SQL ...
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Multiple selects ordering desc from single table

I'm trying to do multiple selects to give multiple ordered columns. I'm struggling to get the below mysql query to achieve the output I want. SQLfiddle: http://www.sqlfiddle.com/#!2/a1002/3 ...
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how to grant select access my sql server

when I exec the syntax to gain the access I get an error that I cant grant permissions to my self. any Ideas please!
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Selecting 3MB (or more/less) data from database server

I installed PostgreSQL Server on my Windows 7 machine. I created database and a simple table, and populated the table. Now I want to connect through the network with my Postgres server and select a ...
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How do I select the value with SERIAL data type in postgres

I wanna ask how to select coloum that has SERIAL data type. I already try to do that but the output is like this 'Resource id #3', and not just '3' I use SERIAL so I dont have to input ID like when ...
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How can I check the size of my SELECT query? PostgreSQL

I know how can I check the size of my database, called test: SELECT pg_database.datname,pg_size_pretty(pg_database_size(pg_database.datname)) AS size FROM pg_database where datname='test'; Now, I ...
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SELECT query with referenced subqueries

How does one reference the currently-grouped by field in a subquery? Consider a table with the following data: Client Status Size 1 A 500 1 B 1500 2 ...
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Using the “Select Top (100) percent vs. Select * , or selecting any column” [closed]

I wrote the first query below that I was hopeing to give me the exact same results that the 2nd query does, but it seems there is one recrod different: SELECT DocumentSourceName FROM ...
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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 ...
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Select historical prices for an exact datetime - MySQL

I have a price_list table where I store historical prices for each item. columns are - id, name, price, start_date, item_id When a price is changed, a one new row is inserted with a current ...
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Running queries directly on DB2 databases

Just have a general query, if it is really fine or safe to run long select queries on RDBMS production Databases specifically DB2? If NO, what are the major risks and issues in executing select ...
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How to select specific rows if a column exists or all rows if a column doesn't

I'm writing a script that gets a count of rows for a few tables, however for some tables I want to only get a count of rows where a flag is set (in this case active=1). Is there a way I can do this ...
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MySQL locking tables / rows on select statement

I have a web app that does an addition to a field based on a user input. So say for example User-A inputs 7, my web app would first query the contents of the field for the current number in there, ...
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How to return a result set from oracle procedure ?

How can i return a result set from a stored procedure in oracle ? suppose i want to return a table from a simple select statement such as this : Select * from tblTest I tried this but this seems ...
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multiple select query for the same tables with union [closed]

Using below query i want to find out the top number of students from each catagory(SC,ST,OBC,etc) on plus2percentage basis. eg i want top 3 students from SC catagory, top 2 from ST and Top3 from OBC. ...
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Multiple SELECT vs single SELECT over TCIP

My question is a performance one: I need to select roughly 400+ rows, i know their ids. currently i loop in code and fire off multiple queries over tcp/ip - because its easy: ... select [columns] ...
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PostgreSQL WHERE clause with two OR'ed conditions, priority to first

I'm storing user data (username, email, password hash) in PostgreSQL, and I can only enforce uniqueness on username. I'd like to let users provide either their username or their email when they login. ...
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Getting unique names when the IDs are different (DISTINCT ?)

I've got this table: id | name 1 | John 2 | John 3 | Peter 4 | Mike 5 | Mike And I want to get the unique names, getting the latest one in the list. I could go for: SELECT DISTINCT name ...
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SQL Server Deadlock - Two SELECT Exclusive Locks on Exact Same Index and Key [closed]

How is the deadlock graph below possible? How did two SELECT statements simultaneously acquire an exclusive lock on the exact same resource? The exclusive locks were on the primary key index for ...
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Postgres: How to insert row with autoincrement id

There is a Table "context". There is an autoincrement id "context_id". I am using sequence to retrieve the next value. SELECT nextval('context_context_id_seq') The result is: 1, 2, 3,...20.... But ...
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Select query - group by and sub group by

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[temptable] ( [Id] INT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY IDENTITY, [uid] INT NOT NULL, [pid] INT NOT NULL, [event] INT NOT NULL, [timeStamp] DateTime NOT NULL ) I want ...
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SQL Get result as a column

Is it possible to get a result as a column? The SELECT query will only need to return one record, however, at the time of querying the database it will not know what attributes are in the table, and ...
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mariadb out of memory crash

I have recently migrated from mysql (5.5.36 MySQL Community Server (GPL)) to MariaDB (10.0.10-MariaDB-1~wheezy), along with switching my cloud hosting provider. Both machines have 2GB RAM and 1GB ...
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MySQL: split value in column to get multiple rows

I have some data in a table like so: product_id categories 10 9,12 11 8 12 11,18,5 I want a select statement that would produce this output: product_id ...