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Calculating values from three related tables, without using join or union

I have a simple basic three tables on SQL Server database: What is needed is to get the quantity available, without using joins or unions which is calculated: Quantity Available = Items Opening ...
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Logic Value of Assignment Expression

I'm doing the leetcode SQL problems and kind of confused with the code below: select distinct Num from ( select Num, case when @prevNum = Num then @count := @count + 1 ...
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How can a primary key be inserted as foreign key?

Hi I am building an order intake form that will have information submitted belonging to 3 tables. The order table will have the primary key used for the property and customer table. How can I ...
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Process staging table by getting unique rows only (incremential)

I had simple problem with etl on staging table that was answered here: Process staging table by getting unique rows only Now after apllying solution I spotted that will be unusable in production ...
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How to insert or update using single query?

I have a table test having columns id which primary key and auto incremented and name. I want to insert a new record if annd only if there are no records.For example input is id=30122 and name =john ...
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How can I create a bool column for a view based on the result of a statement?

I'm using PostgreSQL as my database. CREATE TABLE groups ( id SERIAL NOT NULL, name TEXT NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY (id), UNIQUE (name) ); CREATE TABLE users ( id ...
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Single SQL query to retrieve data in a particular order (not ASC/DESC)

I have a MySQL table, let's say called reviews review_id, product_id, language_id, rating, review, author language_id ranges from 1 to 10 for 10 different languages. Let's say I determine that my ...
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Dynamic Pivot with overlapping years [duplicate]

I have looked and cannot find how to show the last # months in a pivot table. Everything I seem to run across codes months statically. I'm seeking a solution that shows something similar to the ...
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where in (sub query) vs join

I just want to ask about how to optimize my query. I am curious about the efficiency of using join instead of where in sub query. Can someone explain the difference? SELECT C.Customer_id, ...
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SqlServer: can one table's PK be the FK of two table's?

I have three tables project, users and proj_user. The PK of proj_user table is the FK of project and users table's pk e.g.(project_id,user_id) My question is, is it possible if the project_id and ...
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Use serial ID for multiple columns and return it from INSERT

I am using Npgsql and I want to be able to do an insert, and if statement that will do an update and then return a value so when ExecuteScalar is called it reads that value. This was done fine in ...
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Why does mysql give different result for this summations? [duplicate]

Can someone help understand the following behavior? mysql> select (1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3); +-------------------+ | (1/3 + 1/3 + 1/3) | +-------------------+ | 1.0000 | +-------------------+ ...
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How to JOIN more than two tables?

Following is the schema of my Tables: Marks_Table (SubjectCode,TypeID,MarksObtd) Subjects_Table (SubjectCode, Subject) Types_Table (TypeID, Type) I want to Select the Marks_Table table with ...
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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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Suppress display in a column if the value is equal to the value in another column

I have 2 date columns that display side-by-side. I have some dates that are equal. I do not want to display the "equal" dates/duplicate date values in one of the columns. How do I do that? Example ...
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Set default value for all columns with specific name within a database

I've got a database that includes an int column project_id on many tables, and I want to script setting the default value to a specific value for all columns with that name in the database. Note that ...
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Query Cache Implementation Details

I am new to DBA stack exchange & this is my first question. Kindly help me in finding a low level documentation for Query Cache module in MySQL since I am planning to work with the source code of ...
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Problem with foreign keys

I do ALTER TABLE bdt.auth ADD CONSTRAINT `depositor no.` FOREIGN KEY ( `depositor no.` ) REFERENCES bdt.depositors( `depositor no.` ) ON DELETE CASCADE ...
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Creation of a simple field failed in MySql [duplicate]

CREATE TABLE bdt.transactions ( `transaction no` int UNSIGNED NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, data date , by int NOT NULL , hours int NOT NULL , ...
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How to return last used record?

I have simple table called ips with 2 field ip and address, which schema is following CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `ips` ( `id` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `address` varchar(255) ...
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Get Date Limitation

So what I need is a limitation for the user of the funded contracts. So this is what I am trying to implement. I am trying to let the user enter dates within the year 2014, which will bring up how ...
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Query improvements without UNION

I have the following scenario. A users table, a records table and a memberships table. A user can be associated to zero or more records either directly with the records table records.user_id = ...
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PostgreSQL extending UPDATE query

I have the following update query to populate a table storing user stats users: int (pk) user_id date last_visit int (fk) local_site sites: int (pk) site_id site_stats: int (fk) site_id ...
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Subtract values from SELECT in SQL

I have the following 2 queries.: shipManagementInvoiceNetValue: SELECT IFNULL (SUM (shipManagementInvoice.netto ), 0) AS shipManagementInvoiceNetValue FROM tckopf AS shipManagementInvoice WHERE ...
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Attributes from an hstore-column as separate columns in a view?

Let's assume we have a table where it has two columns, one an ID and one an hstore column, which stores key/value pairs. You could query that column as such: SELECT name, attributes->'device' as ...
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SQL Server 2012. Update second table based on input from first table

I have two tables in two databases: Table01 in Database01 and Table02 in Database02. Both tables have a column called UserID. The UserID column is created when the user creates a new account on the ...
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Grouping rows by looking at two columns without considering the order

I have a table looks like this one below: +----+---------+---------+ | ID | VALUE 1 | VALUE 2 | +----+---------+---------+ | 01 | A | B | | 01 | B | A | | 02 | C | D ...
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How to index for a query with independent range conditions?

What is the best way to index a table that I query using independent range conditions? E.g. WHERE X < ? and Y > ?
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Export just rows modified in last month (date defined by user)

I'm asking if it's possible in MySQL to export just rows modified in a period of time for example in the past month, if it is possible, how?
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Need to find the number of employee who are not in all department

i have a table T1 which has two columns empname , department every emp must be in 37 department , but there are some employee who are in less than 37 department . I need to find the names of emp who ...
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Only allow one checked row in a Column in SQL Server [duplicate]

Background: I've only just begun programming in SQL... barely begun even. But I have been thrown into the deep-end left to find a way and learn to program SQL. Question: Is is possible to have a ...
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optimize big sql query

My query has to return a statistics for example for march containing productname and price and its sidedishes (1:n relation) with the right price of each sidedish and the right tax for each sidedish ...
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Using MySQL InnoDB as an Archive

My site has a main MySQL InnoDB table that it does most of its work on. New rows get inserted at a rate of 1 million per week, and rows older than a week gets moved over to an archive table on a daily ...
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Copy files using script to a network share

Is there a simple script I can use to copy files in a particular folder to a network share? This is for use with SQL Server Agent so I can run it as a step after backups. Thanks
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Database design of Ledger Account and Balance sheet generation

I am building an application which has deposit and loan accounts management, for which i have to develop ledger accounts and then generate balance sheet. Being new to database design, i am having a ...
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ERROR: could not find array type for datatype information_schema.sql_identifier

I am trying to run the below sql command: SELECT ARRAY( SELECT column_name FROM information_schema.columns WHERE table_name ='gis_field_configuration_stage' ); and I get the below ...
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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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Optimising MySQL query with lots of self-joins

I have an entity_relationship table that describes relationships between entities. Each relationship will have 2+ entities involved. In some cases it can be said that one entity is a constituent of a ...
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ORA-00905: missing keyword when trying to create a synonym

I have a problem when I try to create a synonym like this: CREATE SYNONYM B2H.BILLING_USER_ACTIVITY@PACOMNET FOR B2H.BILLING_USER_ACTIVITY@PACOMNET.US.ORACLE.COM; Why does this happen and how can ...
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Trouble in Multi-Language DB

I'm working on a DB design for medicines in many countries with different languages. I created a table for the different languages I want and link it to another table of chemicals. But I find that ...
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How to convert query results into groups of common results

I have a query that returns results like this: MyValue MyGroup _______________|_______________ 56 | I _______________|_______________ 12 | I ...
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INNER JOIN making COUNT(*) slow

I have a very simple query: SELECT COUNT(*) FROM messages INNER JOIN users ON messages.user_id = users.user_id With the join it takes 1146 ms and without it takes 220 ms (220 ms still seems slow to ...
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How to manage a huge database?

We are building a service witch require a huge database. We are actually planning on getting more than 100 millions rows in our biggest table. So, what are the best options to store all this data in ...
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how do I merge two views

I have basically two views named customerV and productV. the SQL statement in the customerV view is : SELECT CUSTOMER_REGISTRATION.SURNAME, CUSTOMER_REGISTRATION.OTHER_NAME, ...
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Select a value for the max

I have a query which selects a max value over all the values of in a datetime column (dtimesent). select dtimesent, max(ResponseTime) AS maxtime FROM allrequests where Request like '%Requestsa%' ...
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TSQL - Bringing Data Together from Different Sources …refactoring PK and FKs

I have various offices and one central head office. Each office has its own SQL Server instance so each office has its own data set with its own set of IDs. Each office has already imported data ...
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How can I truly DELETE data from a SQL Server table - still shows up in notepad in backup file?

SQL Server DELETE only marks as DELETED though leaves as data in the data pages. Data pages are 1024 KB in size and this problem can be eliminated by adding a FILLFACTOR that ensures only 1 record ...
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Directory lookup failed during log shipping

I have configured log shipping for all our SharePoint 2010 databases. All worked well since Friday and today Monday I ran this query: SELECT * FROM [msdb].[dbo].[sysjobhistory] WHERE [message] like ...
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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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Process staging table by getting unique rows only [closed]

I have several staging tables where I bulk import data with duplicates and sometimes I upload historical data mixed with real-time data, just importing everything without caring if it is already in ...