SQL term used to describe when a `SELECT` statement is used as part of a larger SQL statement. The larger statement may be DML and is always found within brackets or parenthesis.

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If a query contains two identical subqueries, will they both run?

Say I have a SELECT query that contains two identical subqueries, like the below: SELECT (SELECT SUM(Price) FROM Product p WHERE p.GroupID = g.GroupID) AS 'TotalCost', (SELECT SUM(Price) ...
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Selecting data from multiple rows and insert it into a column

My table is like this: temp1 name city phone_no pincode ----------------------------------- amit Delhi 12345 123 Rajiv Bombay 836536 432 How do I transform the last ...
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Optimize select on subquery with COALESCE(…)

I have a large view that I use from within an application. I think I've narrowed down my performance problem, but I'm unsure how to fix it. A simplified version of the view looks like this: SELECT ...
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How to INNER JOIN and OUTER JOIN within the same table?

I am using PostgreSQL and I have the following tables: Product ID | Name | Price Receipts ID | Month | Quantity | Product_ID (FK) Sales ID | Month | Quantity | Product_ID (FK) I am trying to ...
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how to solve slow running sub query TSQL

I have a problem with a slow running query. I have analysed the query with the sql server profiler but I can't seem to find a good solution. I did find why it is running slow. If ask the full ...
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Subselect dependent on first select value

I wish to do a select of all data matching a particular id. I would also like to return a selection of all data matching the alt_id field in the first select. This example works fine for the main ...
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Multiple SELECT subqueries in an INSERT statement in a stored procedure

So I had the following (genericized), which works just fine for me (barring errors in making the example generic) : DELIMITER // CREATE PROCEDURE stored_proc(IN val1 INT, IN date1 DATETIME, IN date2 ...
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How to optimise very simple query with subquery that only needs to execute once

SELECT products_id, products_model, products_iban_no, products_allocation_number FROM products WHERE products_model IN (SELECT products_model FROM products GROUP BY products_model HAVING ...
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postgres: how to use subquery correctly?

I have the following query CREATE TABLE test_buffslip AS SELECT ST_INTERSECTS( (SELECT ST_Buffer(geom, 0.005) FROM segments where class = 7) ,geom) FROM segments; resulting in ...
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Filter on a window function without writing an outer SELECT statement

Since window functions cannot be included in the WHERE clause of the inner SELECT, is there another method that could be used to write this query without the outer SELECT statement? I'm using Oracle. ...
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Why does IN (subquery) perform bad when = (subquery) is blazing fast?

Have a look at these two queries: Simple: mysql> SELECT * FROM omgbatch JOIN omgoutput ON (idomgbatch=omgbatch) WHERE idomgoutput = (SELECT DISTINCT lastoutput FROM omgenvelope WHERE ...
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Problem in Nested Query [closed]

I have a query like this SELECT m.title FROM Movie AS M WHERE (SELECT MAX(r.stars) FROM rating AS r WHERE r.mID = M.mID); I want to show the MAX(r.stars) in my result set, what am I doing wrong?
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Writing a query to find all employee salaries that are higher than their managers

I have two tables with some dummy data. I need to find all employees that make more than their managers. I was led to believe the point of the exercise is to learn how to do subqueries. I can isolate ...
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Latest of group in subquery is bottleneck, how to optimizing query?

See Original question I'm fetching the activity data for the latest activity for each company as part of a bigger query. I've been using the method provided by ypercube, and it works fine, but I find ...
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Select query for returning different data based on creation time

I have a view, which will Select data from table reports the select will filter the data based on multiple dates. reports table: id, key_id, position, created_at My select: pr.key_id, ...
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Take query results and insert into new table [closed]

So I have the following query: DECLARE @tbl TABLE(value int) *--The same function but with the number of the random numbers ;WITH Nbrs (n) AS ( SELECT 1 UNION ALL SELECT 1 + n FROM ...
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Unable to send WHERE parameters to subquery

I have the following problem (in PostgreSQL in combination with PostGIS): I have the following nice query who clusters multiple records. Although it uses PostGIS function, my problem is not PostGIS ...
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Aliases with correlated subqueries

I am looking at an example of correlated subquery with aliases from a PostgreSQL book: bpsimple=# SELECT * FROM orderinfo o, bpsimple=# (SELECT * FROM customer c WHERE town = 'Bingham') c bpsimple=# ...
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Find the second highest value from a subquery or derived table

I have a subquery which returns the following results. 'c003', '120000.00' 'c002', '90000.00' 'c001', '20000.00' 'c005', '8000.00' 'c004', '5000.00' I want to find the second highest value from ...
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How do I solve this problem of a correlated subquery

We have an employee table with the following attributes : employee_id first_name last_name email phone_number hire_date job_id salary commission_pct manager_id department_id Display the manager ...
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optimization of expensive subquery

The following query gets the last report (where latitude and longitude and secs are <> 0) associated with the specified units: SELECT reports.* FROM reports INNER JOIN ...
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Changes access method for non-correlated subquery

Oracle 11g R2 Unfortunately our application has per row security "features". We have a query that looks about like this: Bad, slow: SELECT someRow, someOtherRow FROM bigTableA a WHERE EXISTS ( ...
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Update only the oldest entry in a table with foreign key criteria

I'm working on a forum website. What I am trying to do is updating the thread Title and Content (first post), which resides in different tables - "Threads" and "Posts". "Threads" "Posts" I'm ...
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Can this where in subquery be optimized?

Currently the query takes ~ 0.2 seconds. Is this the best it gets? Because it feels rather slow for the amount of data I have in my database. I've tried creating an inner join out of it but I can't ...
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subqueries with select

This below query works as expected: SELECT reports.* FROM reports INNER JOIN units ON units.id = reports.unit_id WHERE reports.unit_id IN (1111, 1112, 1113) ...
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How do I add an alias to the table

SELECT MAX(COUNT), A.id FROM ( SELECT supplier_id as id, COUNT(*) AS count FROM `library`.`lms_book_details` GROUP BY supplier_id ) GROUP BY A.id; While executing the query, MySQL gives ...
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MAX from Subquery [closed]

How do I find the maximum value of a particular column from the result of a SubQuery? For example, if the result of the subquery is: 10 20 30 How do I get maximum from this, in this case 30?
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Postgres, levenshtein distance and nested queries

I have a DB Table with 3,000,000 rows or more like that: |ID|T4|T16|T64|TL where ID =INTEGER (PK) and T4,T16,T64,TL are text fields. Each one is larger in length than the previous, i.e., LENGTH(T4) ...
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Improve performance with the WHERE NOT IN sub-select clause

In the following query, I have to count transactions for each customer. [EDIT]However, I have to exclude from the result set entirely, customers that have a transaction older than one year. ...
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Trigger - Add to a date using a subquery

(postgresql 9.2) I'v 2 tables Table 1 (extinguisher) extinguisher_id (serial) type_designation_extinguisher_type(text) manufacturing_date (date) life_date(date) Table 2 (extinguisher_designation) ...
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Alternatives for subquery

There are three tables: product_hits, products, and product_subcategory_map. I want to count the number of product_hits and for each product. There could be more than one subcategory in the ...
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How to select/count rows where the same value exists in a column but not in other column all at the same table

I have this table structure and data: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `default_relations_users` ( `id_user_rq` int(11) NOT NULL, `id_user_ap` int(11) NOT NULL, UNIQUE KEY `rusers_rq_ap_idx` ...
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Subquerying results in no row returned although records exist

I have two tables, namely Employees and Payments. Below is the contents of the two: The Employees table EmpID |EmpName ------ -------- 113 Harry The Payments table EmpID | Amount | Period ...
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Postgres Case statement not return else value in this query

I'm creating a SQL query with a some nested queries and I'm trying to use the CASE statement but it is behaving weirdly. I've been at it for at least 6 hours without any luck... This is my query at ...
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Counting number of visitors who did NOT log in

I'm trying to calculate the number of visitors to the homepage of my site who did NOT then log in to the member's section of the site, while also filtering bots and admin users. Bots and admins are ...
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Why does SQL Server run a subquery for each row of the table it's qualifying?

This query runs in ~21 seconds (execution plan): select a.month , count(*) from SubqueryTest a where a.year = (select max(b.year) from SubqueryTest b) group by a.month When the subquery ...
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Why does subquery use parallelism and join doesn't?

Why does SQL server use parallelism when running this query which uses a subquery but it doesn't when using a join? The join version runs in serial and takes around 30 times longer to complete. Join ...
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Alternative to TEMPORARY tables capable of re-opening in a query?

I use TEMPORARY table for calculation of temporary data, but TEMPORARY tables in mysql has a big limitation, which made it useless for me. A table cannot be re-opened in a query. This mean I cannot ...
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How to get MySQL to iterate a subquery in an aggregate select?

Because the vocabulary describing what I'd like to do can be so disparate, I haven't had any luck figuring out why MySQL 5.6 is doing what it does. Consider the following two simple queries: #1 ...
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Using OFFSET in a large table by a simple sub-query

The slow performance for using OFFSET in large table has been widely discussed in various blogs, and the most efficient way is to use an INNER JOIN as SELECT * FROM table INNER JOIN ( SELECT id FROM ...
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How to UPDATE a column by COUNT of FK from another table?

How to extend this query for the entire table, to update all ids? UPDATE table1 SET number=( SELECT COUNT(*) FROM table2 where id=1 ) WHERE id=1 id is the PRIMARY KEY in table1 and FK in table2. ...
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Combine results from two queries?

I need to combine the results from two queries into one result set and order them altogether. This is the working, raw SQL code I have: SELECT * FROM ( SELECT t1.id AS entity_id, ...
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How to get performance benefits from a view vs subquery?

I'd like to know how/if anyone has gained significant performance benefits from using views instead of subqueries. I would prefer not to define a specific case, since I'm trying to establish good ...
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Mysql: update query with subquery

Hello i need to perform the following query Query update Taxonomy set sourceId = ( select id from TaxonomyMapping a where a.oldId = ( select cm.en_ID from TaxonomyMapping ta ...
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How to update a table by count from another table?

I have two tables as CREATE TABLE country_statistics ( id int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT us int(11), uk int(11), ca int(11), PRIMARY KEY(id) ) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CREATE TABLE entries ( id ...
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SQL Server select with regex

Can we use regular expression to select the item from database? The table item is like below Table column|name| 10.01.02 | a | 100.2.03 | b | 1021.10.04 | c | Now my problem is that i ...
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Using max for each sub group does not seem to work.

I have a table that looks like this in Oracle 11g: +----------------------------------------------------------+ | ACCT_NBR | MAIL_TY | ORGA | PERS | RUN_DATE | ...
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How do I use subquery on the same table in MySQL?

I have a query like this which takes a really long time to run. The table is around 4 million rows. DELETE FROM TABLE WHERE value_was IS NULL OR value_was <= value_now; I'm hoping I could ...
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GROUP_CONCAT with ORDER BY , but results are not ordered

The following query works fine SELECT *, (SELECT GROUP_CONCAT(url SEPARATOR '$$' ) FROM project_photos WHERE project_id = projects.id ORDER BY priority) AS images FROM projects WHERE catID = 2 LIMIT ...
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Delete from table where multiple fields match select subquery from other table

I want to delete an entry in a table where multiple fields match the results of another select subquery which takes data from another table. This is what I have so far, though it doesn't work: ...