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Using SQL GROUP BY along with empty values optik msg:4062892 3:45 pm on Jan 18, 2010 (gmt 0) Hi
I have entries in my database that have a column called product_code, not all the entries have a code and some have the same code as other e.g
item 1 item 2 item 3 123 item 4 123 item 5 567
I have managed to use GROUP BY code to only show one result for duplicate entries for the field 'code' but when I do this the empty results are also grouped, how can I make GROUP BY ignore empty values?
And can I order the grouping to make sure the result for each set presented is the one I want?
physics msg:4063056 7:46 pm on Jan 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
Are you looking for something like this?
SELECT code, name FROM items WHERE code <> '' and code IS NOT NULL GROUP BY code ORDER BY name
optik msg:4064381 5:24 pm on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
I don't hink so as I do want to display rows that have no code, I just don't want no code to be seen as a duplicate by GROUP BY. rocknbil msg:4064496 7:58 pm on Jan 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
Did you try
select distinct (code).....
optik msg:4064640 12:44 am on Jan 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
distinct does work when just selecting code but when I try and add other columns it doesn't work..
I need to be able to get the data from the name column as well as the code column.
Dijkgraaf msg:4069455 12:31 am on Jan 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
When you are grouping by code, what are you doing with the names? As you need to aggregate them somehow if you are selecting both but grouping only by code.
Can you take your example data given above and tell us how you expect the results to look like?