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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Combine - Select Into, with Insert Into Select

I've read many explainations like this one here that say "Select Into ..." is to create new tables and "Insert Into ..." is to append to existing tables. I'm automating a coworker's sql scripts. ...
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how to fetch different data on compare rows of two tables

I have two tables in my database, one is user_app table in which user info are stored, table are as: +--------------+--------------+------+-----+-------------------+-----------------------------+ | ...
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Should I use select count(*) for counting records or having a field like comments_no for tables like post, comments?

In my recent project which is about social networking for an Asian country, I'm in doubt whether I use the below SQL statement for counting records: SELECT COUNT(id) shareLikeNo FROM ...
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How define select, if bridge pair may have 3 players?

Normaly a pair has 2 players, but if there is an odd number of players at the club, one 'pair' has 3 players. Table, members: pair, player_id 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 4 3 5 3 6 4 7 4 8 5 9 5 10 6 11 6 12 6 ...
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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 ...
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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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GROUP BY two columns

I want to count two columns, but need to get the results of first column in one row. SELECT country, COUNT(*) FROM table1 GROUP BY country, type This query gives me country type COUNT(*) ...
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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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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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Platform independent select ordered by primary key

Is there a reasonably standard way to perform a select on a single table and have the result set ordered by primary key without having to specify the primary key condition explicitly? Ideally I wish ...
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SQL Select WHERE row updated

USE [RF_WORLD] GO /****** Object: Trigger [dbo].[lastdeathtrigg] Script Date: 08/20/2012 10:52:58 ******/ SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON GO -- ...
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Is there a benefit/drawback to adding LIMIT 0,1 when performing SELECT on unique key field?

I am using a MySQL database and perform many select like these: SELECT MyField FROM MyTable WHERE MyKey = 'some_value'; The purpose is to retrieve a field a value if the corresponding row exists. ...
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Return int value from boolean field in SQL select

Is there a way to return an int value for a boolean field in a sql select statement?
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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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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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Difference data between adjacent rows

I have a table (called Visits) with ReqTime DATETIME NOT NULL column AND Duration INT UNSIGNED column. Duration should be set to the difference of ReqTime for two adjacent rows. But Duration is not ...
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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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Optimized query to fetch a record from 10 million entries

A table has 2 fields | UniqueKey | TimeStamp | ------------------------- | xfsddddq | 1024125412 | | xfstttdx | 1024125413 |< | xfsdxxau | 1024125415 | Estimated, there are 10 million ...
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Count consecutive rows in mysql

I would like to get the count of consecutive rows in MySQL. It is a large database I try to avoiding the joins. Here gadget_id means vehicle and every 20/30 second the vehicle sends the current ...
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Multiple “GROUP_CONCAT”s with WHERE clause

In a table as id name type info 1 BMW car yes 2 Reno car no 3 IBM electronics no 4 Sony electronics yes 5 Mazda ...
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Is it always bad to use SELECT * FROM?

It is widely recommended NOT to use SELECT *. I understand this, as it is not a good idea to bring the entire row into memory, when only a few cells are needed. Is it still bad to use SELECT * when ...
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Are these extra Index fields needed?

I've designed a table as below for users who register a quiz: CREATE TABLE `registered_quiz` ( `rq_id` smallint(5) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `user_id` smallint(5) unsigned NOT NULL, ...
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How expensive are SELECT FROM LIKE statements from a design perspective?

I have a situation running out of control regarding an ever increasing number of small static files I need to access randomly in a large directory structure. I MUST reduce the number of those files ...
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How do redundant indexes impact query performance?

The indexes are affecting the ADD/UPDATE operations however I was wondering whether the redundant indexes will affect the SELECT query performance or not? How the redundant indexes are handled by ...
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Query table A for any rows that are like any search term in table B

I need some help writing a select statement (I still don't think in sets!). Here's the scenario: I have table A with column "Name varchar(20)". I have table B with column "SearchTerm varchar(20)". I ...
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Search a Redis Database

Imagine having a tun of hashes in a Redis Database, each representing a user object. How would you get the user with for example the lowest registration date? The user where ts_registered is the ...
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MySQL query to evaluate ranges in date and time elements of a datetime column separately

TABLE EventID, EventTime (DATETIME) 1 2013-09-29 23:55:00.0 2 2013-10-01 00:05:00.0 3 2013-09-29 23:55:00.0 4 2013-09-29 23:45:00.0 5 2013-10-02 23:05:00.0 6 ...
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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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JOIN 2 tables, and query data from them 3 times

Basically I have 2 tables: post_meta and posts. post_meta has a post_id, key and value: post_id key value 6343 make Chevy 6343 model Volt 6794 make Chevy 6794 model ...
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HELP with SQL WHERE syntax

I have to pull out a range of entries of a database, all based around two pieces of data. In itself thats fine. An example of the data is: Record ID Tags 1 1423 Day, Sun, Warm 2 ...
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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 ...
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Oracle error “too many values”, must be solved with nested SELECTs

I have hit upon a "too many values" error in Oracle, when working with some intricate nested SELECTs. A simplified description of my problem, on a toy problem describing the hierarchy in a company. ...
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Does the MySQL primary key affect the efficiency of a SELECT query?

Does the primary key serve any purposes apart from uniquely identifying a specific row? For example, a table with an autoincremented primary INT key could greatly aid in search due to the option of ...
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SQL Xml returning empty root tag on empty record set

I am working on xml explicit to generate user defined nodes in xml output using Sql Server 2005 Express edition. The below code works fine, just that i couldn't manage to generate a empty node when ...
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show table name + number of records for each table in a mysql innodb database

How to list all tables in the current database, together the number of rows of the table. In other words, can you think of a query to come up with something like this in mysql? ...
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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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Why does MySQL fail to use an index effectively when LIMIT offset is large?

I do not understand when querying 5 rows from a table of 500,000 rows, the following query takes 0.00sec: SELECT id, username FROM Users FORCE INDEX (PRIMARY) ORDER BY id LIMIT 20,5; But querying ...
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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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How do I select items from a table where a single column must contain two (or more) values?

I have a MySQL database table that references different words and their locations in documents. I want to return the IDs of documents that contain all of the words. Here is an example table. docid ...
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select count(*) in mysql 5.5 innodb— rewrite advice?

I need advice on how to rewrite a select count(*) query for innodb tables mysql 5.5. in new environment its very slow... select count(*) from mails3 join questions using (question_id) where ...
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Search within same ID accross several rows

My table has the following structure: +----+---------+------------+-------------+ | id | word_id | meaning_id | sentence_id | +----+---------+------------+-------------+ | 1 | 1 | 15333 | ...
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MySQL Explain: Using index, using temporary, using filesort. Can this query be improved?

I'm working on a event tracking system which uses a handful of lookup tables as well as the primary logging table. In a report I'm writing, an object can be selected to view statistics against. The ...
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How can we automatically replace a table with a view for a specific user?

We currently have some reports that query a specific table, but one of our users wants the ordering to be different. I don't want to go through and fix each of the reports, because that's rather a ...
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Why is this MySQL SELECT performing so slowly despite indexing?

I have a large MyISAM table A (500m entries) that connects two other tables B,C with a n:m relation. So my table A looks like this: CREATE TABLE `A` ( `id_b` int(10) DEFAULT NULL, `id_c` int(12) ...
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How can I use running total aggregates in a query to output financial accumulations?

I am attempting to write a query that will be consumed by a SSRS 2012 report. Given a paid invoice, with a certain set of account allocations towards which the money paid towards it must be saved, I ...
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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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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.
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Selecting minimum value using a subquery

I need to write a query to grab the lowest price from each merchant and output the price link (p_link) and some other information such as merchant name + rating. We have a table for prices ...
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Help with SELECT queries

I need help with some queries. I struggled do find out how to do it, but I think I finally caught on or at least got the results I was looking for in the database. These are the tables (given by my ...
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Simple Oracle query hangs depending on WHERE clause

Not used to using Oracle, but we have a large database where a non-unique query like SELECT * FROM employees where department = 'HR' is working, results list up no problem. But when I do ...