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SQL server count error!!!

Posted on 2002-05-06
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I have two tables.

Table1 (master) :
fields:
ID Numeric (unique)
Type Numeric

Table2 (transactions):
fields:
ID Numeric
CrOnDate datetime

Nb: all trasaction are in the month 3 and 4 (march and april)

When I run following queries A, B1, B2. all counts from A should be equal to all counts from B1 + all counts from B2. But I get different counts!!! Do you know why?

A.
SELECT TYPE, COUNT(*) AS ROWSCOUNTS FROM TABLE1  WHERE ID IN (SELECT ID FROM TABLE2 GROUP BY ID) AND TYPE = 2 GROUP BY TYPE

B1.
SELECT TYPE, COUNT(*) AS ROWSCOUNTS FROM TABLE1  WHERE ID IN (SELECT ID FROM TABLE2 WHERE MONTH(CrOnDate) = 3 GROUP BY ID) AND TYPE = 2 GROUP BY TYPE

B2.
SELECT TYPE, COUNT(*) AS ROWSCOUNTS FROM TABLE1  WHERE ID IN (SELECT ID FROM TABLE2 WHERE MONTH(CrOnDate) = 4 GROUP BY ID) AND TYPE = 2 GROUP BY TYPE


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Hiranmaya Dash
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 50 total points
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I guess that some records in the details table have the same ID value, but different CrOnDate month values:

like master (1,2)
and details (1,2002/03/01)
and details (1,2002/04/01)

This gives for A: count=1
This gives for B1: count=1
This gives for B2: count=1

In short, some records of table2 are counted for both B1 and B2.

Solution: Rewrite your queries.
Suggestion:
SELECT TYPE, COUNT(*) AS ROWSCOUNTS
FROM TABLE1 JOIN TABLE2 ON TABLE1.ID = TABLE2.ID
AND TABLE1.TYPE = 2 GROUP BY TYPE

-- B1.
SELECT TYPE, COUNT(*) AS ROWSCOUNTS
FROM TABLE1 JOIN TABLE2 ON TABLE1.ID = TABLE2.ID
WHERE MONTH(TABLE2.CrOnDate) = 3
AND TYPE = 2 GROUP BY TYPE

-- B2.
SELECT TYPE, COUNT(*) AS ROWSCOUNTS
FROM TABLE1 JOIN TABLE2 ON TABLE1.ID = TABLE2.ID
WHERE MONTH(TABLE2.CrOnDate) = 4
AND TYPE = 2 GROUP BY TYPE

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