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SQL query - getting a list of counts from a single table

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Hey,

If i have a table 'cars' in my DB something like:

      id      type      color
      1      2      blue
      2      2      blue
      3      3      red
      4      6      red
      5      5      blue
      6      5      blue
      7      2      green

If i want to return the total number of entries per type,
 and also return the type in the same row.
Is this possible and how would i do it?

Select distinct type from cars.....will return a list of the distinct types

select count(*) from cars as Total.....will return the complete total of all cars

But can i get a result in the following format

      count      type
      3      2
      1      3
      2      5
      1      6
where count contains the total number of cars per type?


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Hi mcgettiu,

Select Type,Count(*) From Cars Group By Type

Is all you need.

Tim Cottee MCSD, MCDBA, CPIM
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Thanks a mill
You got me out of a jam
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