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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WHERE NAME LIKE ( A SET OF NAMES )

I would like to drop all the jobs related to a set of specific databases. So I have added all the names into a table variable and I was trying to generate the scripts to drop the jobs. how can I ...
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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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Insert into … (…) (Select…) on duplicate key update

Can you help me to solve a problem. The task is to insert a record in MySQL database. terms: If the record exists - to update the record. If the record does not exist - to create a new one. ...
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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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How to avoid duplicating information in a series of nested SELECT statements?

I'm working on an SQL query that puts together customer history based on past purchases (the industry is venue ticketing). The report will be LARGE, something like 80-90 columns, with one column per ...
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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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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 I set the isolation level for SELECT statement?

Using PostgreSQL 9.5 I would like to make sure that when I run a SELECT statement I get consistent results, i.e. if the table is modified while the SELECT is running, I want to get the state that was ...
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MySQL - How to check whether all values of a given SELECTed row are equals? [closed]

Using MySQL, how can i SELECT all rows whose values are equals ? For instance, suppose a SELECT of a given table as follows COLUMN_A COLUMN_B COLUMN_C ... COLUMN_N 1 2 4 ...
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How to speed up a multiple select query

EDIT - Putting my whole stored procedure: I have the below stored procedure: CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo].[data_Update] @Owner NVARCHAR(255), @ID VARCHAR(255), @Division VARCHAR(255), @Manager ...
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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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Select random rows up to a limit

SELECT * FROM my_players WHERE player_type = 'IF' ORDER BY cardweight / rand() DESC limit 3 That is my current query, What I am trying to do is select random rows for which I have the * in my query, ...
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Query to know who paid more than 10k

I have a table with payment informations, like this: ID COSTUMER_ID DATEPAID AMOUNT 1 1 2012-01-01 50 2 1 2012-02-01 100 3 1 2012-03-01 70 4 2 ...
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Generate a list from columns that do not contain a zero for each row

I have a table TAB1 in an Oracle database: +----+----+----+----+----+----+ | ID | C1 | C2 | C3 | C4 | C5 | +----+----+----+----+----+----+ | 1 | 1 | 0 | 3 | 0 | 5 | | 2 | 11 | 22 | 0 | 44 | ...
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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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Select query takes 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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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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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 ...
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MySQL error in where clause : Unknown column

When I try to execute the query below, I receive the error message: Unknown column 'have_discount' in 'where clause' My query is: SELECT DISTINCT(MP.item_id), item_title, item_user_id, ...
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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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T-SQL, show a set of rows (specific column) as a field, for a better desc, please see the table relationship

I have been having a problem for quite a while now, that I can show with a sample of 5 tables (I'm actually dealing with more than 5!): -------------------------------- shipments ...
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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 multiple values in multiple columns

I have a table results with this fields: id results_id number_one (int) number_two (int) number_three (int) number_four (int) number_five (int) Each number_* column can contain a number from 01 to ...
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SELECT and UPDATE in a single query while updating selective fields of duplicate records only

I have a MySQL table named Contacts_table with, say, the following contents: ID NUMBER NAME CITY 001 2222222222 John Doe Los Angeles 002 ...
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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 use OR in query with priority?

In a simple query like SELECT * FROM table WHERE id='x' OR id='y' How to give a priority to get only one of the WHERE clauses? I mean getting rows with id='x'. Only if there is no row, get row ...
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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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How to add additional tables/fields into a query with multiple inner joins?

Given this query (many thanks to RolandoMySQLDBA from question Select records that do not have associations outside a certain list), how do I add other fields from other tables into my result? SELECT ...
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Search within same ID across several rows

My table has the following structure: +----+---------+------------+-------------+ | id | word_id | meaning_id | sentence_id | +----+---------+------------+-------------+ | 1 | 1 | 15333 | ...
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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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How to COUNT number of rows with LIMIT?

I want to catch X rows, thus, I set LIMIT X; but how can I simultaneously count the total number of rows too? Currently, I use two separate queries to do so as SELECT COUNT(*) FROM col WHERE CLAUSE ...
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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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“For each group of results fullfilling condition X, select only result with smallest column value A”

I have a table with data and dates like so: DECLARE @p TABLE (P_key int, P_Data char(1), P_ValidUntil datetime) INSERT @p VALUES (20, 'T', '2003-02-28') INSERT @p VALUES (21, 'U', '2005-05-31') ...
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Join two SELECT results with the same post_id value

I need to do a query to the MySQL database of my site built in WordPress / WooCommerce. The 'wp_posts' table keeps products, articles and more. Every row in 'wp_posts' has a 'post_id' to connect ...
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I want to select all records for those persons who have one or more entries that equals zero dues

DUES_TABLE ID LNAME FNAME DUES DATE 3456 Smith Bob 12.50 2014-10-01 3456 Smith Bob 0.00 2014-11-01 3456 Smith Bob 12.50 2014-12-01 9450 Jones ...
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MySQL - Get Minimum Value, Data From Multiple Tables

Good evening all, first post on the DBA forums. I am having real issues working out how to accomplish a seemingly simple task within MySQL as a model for PHP code later on. I am not exactly a MySQL ...
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Selecting most recent date when dates are stored in another table

Working in a MySQL database, I have tables set up like this: Table song_instances has song_id (int), meeting_instance_id (int) The meeting_instances table has columns meeting_instance_id (int), ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...