We discovered a bug in our program where there are some instances of a doubled value. I am trying to write a query to find all instances of this doubled value.

Right now I am using

(GRIR.ReceivedQty > GRIR.OrderedQty)

And this shows any instance where the "Received" is greater than the "Ordered" but it's returning lots of data that I don't need. (e.g. 41 received where 40 ordered, this is fine and non-issue)

How can I compare my Received against Ordered where the Received is exactly double the Ordered value. (e.g. 8 received and 4 ordered)

Thank you for your time.


Your WHERE clause can include basic math like this, e.g.

WHERE GRIR.ReceivedQty = 2.0 * GRIR.OrderedQty;


WHERE GRIR.OrderedQty = GRIR.ReceivedQty / 2.0;

(And this db<>fiddle demonstrates why 2.0 is more accurate than 2, assuming your columns are in the int family.)

  • I like the demonstration of the integer division. Another possible example: using WHERE GRIR.ReceivedQty / GRIR.OrderedQty = 2 returns one more row ;) Sep 24 '21 at 7:07
  • I would recommend using 2e or 2e0 (float literals) as opposed to 2.0. 2.0 is a numeric literal. If both columns are float sql will probably do the right thing, but it can do silly things if one side is numeric/decimal.
    – Michael B
    Sep 25 '21 at 14:57

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