March 26, 2011

SQL Server: Count based on Condition




Many a times, you may want to do a count in SQL Server, based on a condition. The easiest way is to use a combination of SUM and CASE as shown in this example

count with condition

Here’s the same query to try out

DECLARE @TT Table (
CourseID int, StudentID int, EnrolledBy varchar(25)
)

INSERT INTO @TT
SELECT 1, 1, 'Hrishi' UNION ALL
SELECT 1, 2, 'Sagar' UNION ALL
SELECT 1, 3, 'Tony' UNION ALL
SELECT 1, 2, 'James' UNION ALL
SELECT 1, 4, 'Krish' UNION ALL
SELECT 2, 5, 'Tony' UNION ALL
SELECT 2, 5, 'Molly' UNION ALL
SELECT 2, 6, 'Tony'


SELECT
COUNT(*) as 'Total Enrolled',
SUM(CASE
WHEN EnrolledBy = 'Tony'
THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) as 'EnrolledbyTony'
FROM
@TT

In the query shown above, we are using SUM and CASE to count data only for those records, which are Enrolled by Tony. Similarly instead of SUM, you can also use COUNT which only counts the non-null values.

OUTPUT

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1 Response to "SQL Server: Count based on Condition"
  1. Sarath said...
    March 28, 2011 at 11:29 PM

    count database on condition is very help full article for me, But I have rise bit problem with this articles about some conditions you can read following article and get more suggestion about your condition, It is Sql tutorial

 

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