I'll do my best to explain what I'm trying to accomplish.

I have a table called "Actions" and in Actions I have a column called "Resolution". In resolution some the entries, as an example, are "Fail", "Pending", "Completed" and "Cancelled".

I am trying to write a query that will tell me what percentage of the entries are "Cancelled". I hope I've explained myself. I am fairly new to SQL so please bear with me.


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To get the percentage you need to divide the sum of the value, with the total and multiply by 100 to get a percentage.

resolution='Cancelled' is an expression returning 0 for false, or 1 for true.


SELECT SUM(resolution='Cancelled')*100/count(*)
FROM table

ref: fiddle

  • Thanks for the quick reply. Can I assume that "count" is the number of all the rows? Commented Apr 28, 2022 at 2:38
  • Also, thanks for pointing me to fiddle!!! Commented Apr 28, 2022 at 2:40

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