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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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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Altering strings while selecting them

I'm working in SQL Server 2008, I have a varchar(255) column in my table, I want to select out all of the strings which contain the ':' character, and select the first part of the string before (but ...
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'ambiguous column name' error refers to database, table, and column [closed]

sqlite3 gives an 'ambiguous column name' error with the query below. The error itself references what seems to be about as an unambiguous column name as one can imagine, identifying the database as ...
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Conditionally limit MySQL SELECT query

My goal is to select rows from a mysql table, but according to certain column. Normal SELECT would be: SELECT ti.id, ti.userid, ti.date, ti.duedate, ti.datepaid, ti.subtotal, ...
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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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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 data one by one from table and data need to repeat custom number of times [closed]

I have table data like data1 data2 data3 data4 and I need to select these rows like this: data1 data1 data1 data1 data2 data2 data2 data3 data3 and how to perform this in SQL Server 2005?
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Is there a way, in a single SQL statement to ensure that all items in a list are present in some column?

What I'm looking for is a way of verifying that all of a list of items (let's say 'FOO', 'BAR' and 'BAZ') are all in a given table.column. This would be something like SELECT something FROM sometable ...
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Index on foreign key makes query extremely slow

We are recently experiencing a tremendous query slowdown with spilled over temp tablespace. A specific query causes this problem. The queried table (table3) has an indexed PK, three FK with indexes ...
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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 ...
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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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Optimization of a select statement

I'm using MySQL and have a table user_data like this: user_id int(10) unsigned reg_date int(10) unsigned carrier char(1) The reg_data is the unix timestamp of the ...
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How can I make a select statement get blocked?

Hello I am trying to intentionally make a SQL select statement get blocked by another simple SQL delete or update statement, for the purpose of learning. I prefer only InnoDB tables. To prepare the ...
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Order of where clause evaluation

If I have a MySQL table which has content from the last 3 months I actually do the following: SELECT SQL_BUFFER_RESULT SQL_CACHE count(id) cnt FROM `mDelivered` where _campaign = 2 and `session` = ...
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How to do division from select statements in sql server?

I am trying to create a select statement that can return a table of 1 column. Basically, I am looping through all the records of NewHire, and then using its id, to select stuff from another table. I ...
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Select records that do not have associations outside a certain list

I have a mySQL table of nodes and each node can be associated with many categories. I have a list of category ids that are acceptable (498, 499). I want to select only nodes who do not have ...
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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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Retrieving row count without using Count function

I wrote a query below which shoots me a syntax error why would it do so, SELECT MAX('Row') FROM (SELECT ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY ID DESC) 'Row' FROM USERS) Error Desc: Incorrect syntax near ...
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Add Contents in a Column and make them 0 [closed]

http://sqlfiddle.com/#!3/96f11/3 In the above fiddle, I need the required output in the Fiddle. ie., The UserID column in Filtered Table and Main table are equal. I need to get the Amt column data ...
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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. ...
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MySQL: Join one Row in a table with two Rows in other table

In my MYSQL Database COMPANY. I have two tables, like below in my diagram (arrow shows relations): `users` `user_login` +--------------+ ...
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Order by on an alphanumerical column

I have a column that has strings of the following type: Miller 10 Allen 20 King 10 .... Jones 100 I try to sort the column based on the numerical part of the data. I tried the following: SELECT ...
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Get Hierarchial Data in Self-Referencing Table (Parents , Childs) [closed]

In the following Fiddle, sqlfiddle I will pass a sno and I need all the parents of that sno in a table. And all the children of that sno in another table Please refer to this question. Since ...
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Select query having count and variable

I have a table like the one below. I need to form a select query. I'm going to pass a RefID like SELECT SNo FROM Register WHERE RefID = 1 And beside the SNo in the Statement, I need to have ...
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Insert from one row to another using cases

My original table was(being used since 2005): CREATE TABLE `request` ( `msg` VARCHAR(150) NOT NULL, `id` VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL, `ctg` VARCHAR(10) NOT NULL DEFAULT 'misc', `date` ...
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SELECT TOP in MySQL

How can I do this in MySQL? SELECT TOP 50 PERCENT * FROM table What's the simplest way to do it without running to separate queries (if possible)?
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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 ...
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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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oracle - list users with access to certain tables

I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't seem to find the relevant details for the following. Is there some sort of pre-built table that can do the following (I have used dba_tab_privs but it ...
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Need a way to query a table, and JOIN it with the TOP 1 related record from an other table

As a follow up to this question, I'm wondering if there is a better and/or more efficient way to gather the data in question. As stated, this query does return me 95% of the data I need -- SELECT ...
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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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SELECT only values THAT are different

I have two instances user1 and user2. They have colors u_id | color<br> 1 | red<br> 1 | green<br> 2 | red<br> 2 | blue<br> I need a mysql request, that ...
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Can someone explain why select with nolock will query a potion of updated data?

I was reading the answer from here (from stackoverflow, I think should ask in here) NOLOCK means placing no locks at all. Your query may returns portions of data as of before UPDATE and ...
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MySQL Reusing calculation in SELECT clause in a VIEW

I have an SQL query that has a simple date difference between NOW() and the creation date (is in the table). I need to reuse this again within the SELECT clause in a VIEW. Is this possible at all? ...
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MySQL Insert into two tables using new IDs

I'm trying to select data already in the database and insert it into two tables using the generated ID from table one. table1 contains configuration options, table2 contains pricing data. Table2 uses ...
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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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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 ...
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Tuning reads (or perhaps the truncate!) for unusual database structure requiring regular truncates

We have an unusual database structure (I leave the reasoning for another question), that in it's current form requires a regular truncation and recreation of allot of row (about 1 million). We're ...
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Getting repeated value in a group_concat only if ids are different

I have two tables, first the table Product: id|category_id --+----------- 1 | 12345 2 | 12345 3 | 12465 And then a table activity: id|prod_id|activity_type |description ...
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How to cast an integer to a boolean in a MySQL SELECT clause?

I'm new here so be kind to me. I have the following scenario: I have many tables which, for the sake of simplicity, are represented in a View in my MySQL database. My problem is that I need a value ...
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How to re-arrange rows to best fit within groups?

I categorized a table with the method introduced here to categorize my items to folders with a limit size of 100. mixing_order id num_items cat order_in_cat cumulative_sum folder 1 ...
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Select columns from 4 tables

First thing, I am totally new to SQL. I saw some tutorials, videos, tried searching but didn't find what I needed. I know it has asked before, but I couldn't find it. What I need to find is basically ...
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MySQL SELECT query: i want show duplicated entries

Example My query is: SELECT code_CAT FROM categories WHERE id_code IN(14,14,14,14); output is: 53724 Only one row. Instead I want this output: 53724 53724 53724 53724 How can I achieve ...
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Inner Join or direct data save in SQL Server

I am developing a social network site and expecting very good response from people so expecting huge users (maybe more than million in years). My website is holding user information table and all its ...
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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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How to mix pairs of rows without JOIN (in a temporary table)?

I have a TEMPORARY table containing pairs of key/value as id col1 col2 type pair 1 key1 key2 key 1 2 value1 value2 value 1 3 key3 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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SELECT multiple sensor values in one query

Background I have a couple of devices, each with a couple of sensors. I log these every now and then and stores them in a table described below. When someone requests a web page, I fetch a couple of ...