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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Select only rows with minimum values from union table

SQL Server 2005 Here is a sampling of the data from a union of two tables (named "vProducts_All"): DBID UPC Price1 Price2 1 023614025559 689.0000 649.0000 2 ...
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MAX (id) function with MySQli

How can I use the following statement to return only the record with the maximum PersonID from the table? /* Create the prepared statement */ if ($stmt = $mysqli->prepare("SELECT Max(PersonID) AS ...
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Select statement for selecting every week's log record

Here is a simplified version of the table in question: +------------------------------------------------------+ | DatabaseName | LogRecordNumber | LogTimestamp | ...
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Copy Data To Different Server using SELECT * INTO?

I'm not a DBA by any means. I'm just knowledgeable enough with the MySQL command line to be capable half the time and dangerous the rest. Today I was working on exporting data from a one DB into ...
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mysql:Multi tables SELECT Query

I have 2 tables in my database table_names, with the fields: id, name, join_date, country table_sigs, with the fields: id, pet_title, act_date, member_id I would like to know how many members ...
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Query execution involving two servers in SQL server , is really slow

I am running the following query , and it takes over 1 hour to finish execution. As there are so many joins and then one union is involved, is it normal for this query to be executed in 1 hour, or is ...
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Speeding up a simple select query on Mariadb

I have a 100k rows table with the following structure: +----------+------------------+------+-----+---------+----------------+ | Field | Type | Null | Key | Default | Extra | ...
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Work with table named Group [closed]

I have a table named Group in my database , when I try to work on it it gave error : SELECT GroupID,GroupName FROM Group it said : Msg 102, Level 15, State 1, Line 1 Incorrect syntax ...
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Slow Query with LIMIT

We have this query: SELECT "messages".* FROM "messages" WHERE "messages"."account_id" = 1 AND "messages"."status" = 'unread' AND (created_at >= '2014-04-24 01:00:00.000000') ORDER BY id DESC It ...
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Query to select distinct name based on several factors

I have a table with the following data (simplified here): ID | PolicyName | Setting | State | Value 1 Default DiskUsage Enabled 1 2 Default Memory Enabled 1 3 Default CPU Enabled 0 4 Personal ...
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Filtering the results of a SELECT query to avoid certain words in the value of a column?

I have a table called videos with a column named title and there is a set of words (around 50 words as of now but the number of words may increase) which is the knowledge base for filtering the ...
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Unexpected empty result [closed]

select a,b from table1 where a not in (select x as a from table2) AND b not in (select y as b from table3) The above query gives an empty result. Why? And how should I construct this combined ...
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How to use relationships to extract data via select

Disclaimer: Novice in SQL I have 3 tables. There is one "major" table (labeled used_for_lookup below) used to do look-ups on and the other two (labeled fid_table and did_table below) are foreign keys ...
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Determine last time a mysql table was accessed (i.e. SELECT'ed)

In my mysql DB schema there are old tables that are no longer used. I want to come up with a systematic way to show my developer a list of tables and last time they were read (SELECT'ed, not ...
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Using count() and sum() in a calculation in a select

I am trying to do the following in a single select. We have a SAAS that has Company records and User records. A User is a member of a Company (Company.CompanyId = User.CompanyId). In the User record ...
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SQL JOIN excluding duplicate

I'm using PostgreSQL under ubuntu 14.04. I have two tables as below: create table material_base_name ( id bigserial, base_name varchar(50), constraint pk_materials_base_name primary key (id) ); ...
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joins with “could be blank” conditions

Question is most probably stupid but I am stuck on this and cant think anymore(Pissed Off). I have these tables-> employee(has a column foreign to location),location and location_flag. And I need ...
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How can I get all rows of data not included in a TVP

I am trying to do the following: declare @domains DomainNames; declare @CompanyId int declare @CompanyName varchar(255); declare @deletedList DomainNames; set @CompanyId = 239; set @CompanyName = ...
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Mysql search matching multiple values in multiple columns

I need to speed up a search. Currently we let our users input a name: John Doe Then in Java we split that string to create multiple values (or "terms") ["John", "Doe"] and loop through the terms ...
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Select all foreign key relationship chains from any set of potentially gapped table names

I am using this query to find all foreign key relationships: SELECT con.relname AS child_table, att2.attname AS child_column, cl.relname AS parent_table, att.attname AS parent_column ...
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use variable to determine the name of a column in the select in postgre

I'm trying create a update for a new structure of tables from a old table, but not using functions. I'm trying create a script to it. The old table is like this: -- old table (OldTable) name| col_a | ...
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Select Multiple Values from Same Column; one sql statment

I am looking to return a list of users from a database. There are hundreds of users in the db. Each user has it's own unique user_id. All of the values that I am trying to return reside in the same ...
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Which is faster Select Column names or Select *? [closed]

I am writing a Stored Procedure which is joining 3 tables, each table have two Columns. Query 1 : SELECT * FROM [dbo].[PersonInfo] P join [dbo].[Receipt] R ON P.Id = ...
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Select * from (every table in an subselect)

I was trying to get an select * from (for column table result) every table_name with the result bellow, how can i achieve this? (SELECT a.table_name FROM all_cons_columns a JOIN all_constraints c ...
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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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SQL Server sometimes uses a lot more cpu for query

I have a stored procedure with a quite heavy SELECT statement that includes five joins and uses FieldName LIKE '%searchterm%' on multiple columns. This query usually finishes in about 2-5 seconds. But ...
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Mysql Select vs Select SUM performance

I need to check whether the surfer has alrady voted this can be done using Method 1 Select record_num FROM table where etc etc. i.e. SELECT record_num FROM content_votes_tmp WHERE up = 1 AND ip ...
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Run and Save multiple SELECT statements

Within a Postgres function I would like to run a number of SELECT commands. For each SELECT command I would like to output written to separate text files. What is the best way to implement this? ...
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How to union tables into a new table in mysql? [closed]

I have a table as following: id col1 col2 col3 type 1 12 12 23 1 2 23 33 1 0 3 333 2 21 1 ..... I try to select 1% sample of where type=1 and all the data where type=0, I ...
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Group by age range and gender with aggregation function on some columns

In Mysql, I have a patient table with id, birth_year and gender. Next table is transactions in which I have id, patient_id [FK from patient] and checkup_date. I need to select rows such that I get ...
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Select latest record for each ID

I have three tables that contains data as below: Users Id Name Other_Columns --------------------------- 1 John Blah 2 Ricky Blah 3 Stella Blah 4 Bob Blah Saldo Id ...
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How to count the rows from 1 table but from two different column

SELECT distinct Major, COUNT(Major) AS MajorCount FROM [College Management System].[dbo].[ApplicantCourseDetails] group by Major SELECT distinct MinorI, COUNT(MinorI) AS MinorCount FROM [College ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 timestamps. To achieve it I'm calling: SELECT GREATEST( IFNULL( tableb.create_time, 0 ) , IFNULL( tablea.create_time, 0 ) ) I'm using IFNULL ...
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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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MySQL select with left join query

I have following code. select class.name as classname, class.hours as hours, teachers.first_name as teacherFirstName, teachers.last_name as teacherLastName from teachers,class left join ...
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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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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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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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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 ...