SQL Statement: CountOfSummaryItem

Hello All,

Is there anyway to ASC, DESC the CountOfSummaryItem in this sql?:

s_Sql = "SELECT DAuthor, Count(DAuthor) As CountOfSummaryItem, _
        (Count(*)/(Select count(*) FROM tbl_Records_DR)) as Percentage _
        From tbl_Records_DR GROUP BY DAuthor Order BY DAuthor;"

Thanks guys. ADawn
ADawnAsked:
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ROTRTechTeamCommented:
It is really easy, but you need to think about what you are wanting to order by.  You say you want to order by CountOfSummaryItem, but to SQL there is no such column.  That is why the other answers you've gotten won't work.  Remember that those aliases are just for the column title.  In your case you can accomplish what you want as follows:

s_Sql = "SELECT DAuthor, Count(DAuthor) As CountOfSummaryItem, _
        (Count(*)/(Select count(*) FROM tbl_Records_DR)) as Percentage _
        From tbl_Records_DR GROUP BY DAuthor Order BY DAuthor ORDER BY Count(DAuthor);"

You can add ASC or DESC after the "ORDER BY Count(DAuthor)" to order ascending or descending.


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rajaamirapuCommented:
s_Sql = "SELECT DAuthor, Count(DAuthor) As CountOfSummaryItem, _
        (Count(*)/(Select count(*) FROM tbl_Records_DR)) as Percentage _
        From tbl_Records_DR GROUP BY DAuthor Order BY CountOfSummaryItem;"
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ADawnAuthor Commented:
rajaamirapu

I've tried this. It doesn't work! I receive the error message:

"No value given for one or maore required parameters."
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carpe-diemCommented:
Or
s_Sql = "SELECT DAuthor, Count(DAuthor) As CountOfSummaryItem, _
        (Count(*)/(Select count(*) FROM tbl_Records_DR)) as Percentage _
        From tbl_Records_DR GROUP BY DAuthor Order BY DAuthor, CountOfSummaryItem DESC;"
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carpe-diemCommented:
How are you using this sql statement? Is it part of a data environment for example?
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ADawnAuthor Commented:
carpe-diem

Same error message:

"No value given for one or maore required parameters."

ADawn
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rajaamirapuCommented:
Can you give the error code
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p_sieCommented:
s_Sql = "SELECT DAuthor, Count(DAuthor) As CountOfSummaryItem, _
        (Count(*)/(((Select count(*) FROM tbl_Records_DR)))) as Percentage _
        From tbl_Records_DR GROUP BY DAuthor Order BY DAuthor, CountOfSummaryItem DESC;"

Try adding extra (( )) around the subquery, I know I always use them with subqueries, otherwise errors can occur!
Don't know if this will resolve your problem.
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ADawnAuthor Commented:
ROTRTechTeam

Thanks for the great information. However, please note that you have two Order BY clauses which caused an error. I removed Order BY DAuthor (keeping: ORDER BY Count(DAuthor)) and the SQL works great.

This comment is for others that may want to use your GREAT works!

Thanks,

ADawn
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ROTRTechTeamCommented:
Whoops!  I copied your SQL and added my order by at the end.  Sorry about that, but thanks for the compliments!  Glad it worked for you!
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