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Following command works fine :

select count(*) * 2 from rooms;

But if I am trying to do something like :

select count(*) * array_length(students,1) from rooms;

where students is an array column in the table rooms. Following error is thrown :

ERROR: column "rooms.students" must appear in the GROUP BY clause or be used in an aggregate function
SQL state: 42803
Character: 32

What is the right way to get the desired result?

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sum was an obvious choice :

select sum(array_length(students,1)) from rooms;

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