SQL required to group by range . . .

Hi There,

I have the following working query:

select Count(CandidatetoJobID) as ThisCount,j.HourlyRate
from FSU_CandidatetoJob ctoj, FSU_Job j
where ctoj.JobID = j.jobID
group by j.HourlyRate

It returns one record for each unique hourly rate with a count of the number of jobs with that hourly rate in the ThisCount "field".

What I need is to be able to get the same query, but with one record for each RANGE of hourly rates. For example, first record should be for $5-$8/hr, second for $8.01 - $10/hr, third for $10.01 - $100/hr. Hourly rate is a decimal field, so ranges are 5-8, 8.01-10 and 10.01-100.

Any help appreciated!

Best Wishes,
Peter




freshstartusaAsked:
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arbertConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you're going to include j.HourlyRate in the select, you must also include it in the group by.  Since you have this field in the range, I don't think you want it on the select.


select Count(CandidatetoJobID) as ThisCount,case when j.HourlyRate between 5 and 8 then '$5-$8' when j.HourlyRate between 8.01 and 10 then '$8.01-$10.00' end as TheGroup from FSU_CandidatetoJob ctoj, FSU_Job j where ctoj.JobID = j.jobID and ctoj.Status = 'Hired' and ( ctoj.AssociatedDateTime between '1/1/2004 0:00:00' and '1/31/2004 23:59:59' ) group by case when j.HourlyRate between 5 and 8 then '$5-$8' when j.HourlyRate between 8.01 and 10 then '$8.01-$10.00' end, j.HourlyRate
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arbertCommented:
You will have to use a case statement to do that.  This should be a start.

select Count(CandidatetoJobID) as ThisCount,
case when j.HourlyRate between 5 and 8 then '$5-$8'
        when j.HourlyRate between 8.01 and 10 then '$8.01-$10.00' end as TheGroup

from FSU_CandidatetoJob ctoj, FSU_Job j
where ctoj.JobID = j.jobID
group by

case when j.HourlyRate between 5 and 8 then '$5-$8'
        when j.HourlyRate between 8.01 and 10 then '$8.01-$10.00'
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freshstartusaAuthor Commented:
Hi Arbert,

When I use the query you posted, I got the following error. Any ideas?

Any help appreciated!
Peter

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Column 'j.HourlyRate' is invalid in the select list because it is not contained in either an aggregate function or the GROUP BY clause.

SQL = "select Count(CandidatetoJobID) as ThisCount,case when j.HourlyRate between 5 and 8 then '$5-$8' when j.HourlyRate between 8.01 and 10 then '$8.01-$10.00' end as TheGroup,j.HourlyRate from FSU_CandidatetoJob ctoj, FSU_Job j where ctoj.JobID = j.jobID and ctoj.Status = 'Hired' and ( ctoj.AssociatedDateTime between '1/1/2004 0:00:00' and '1/31/2004 23:59:59' ) group by case when j.HourlyRate between 5 and 8 then '$5-$8' when j.HourlyRate between 8.01 and 10 then '$8.01-$10.00' end"
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
Please try the query below (sorry, don't have a way to test it first).  
I suggest you make the ranges (called "rates" below) a separate table of its own: that is much more flexible and easier to change the ranges.
P.S. I changed the existing join to use the new ANSI syntax ... hope you don't mind :-).


SELECT Count(ctoj.CandidatetoJobID) as ThisCount,
      '$' + STR(rates.Low, 5, 2) + ' - $' + STR(rates.High, 6, 2)
FROM FSU_CandidatetoJob ctoj
INNER JOIN FSU_Job j ON ctoj.JobID = j.jobID
INNER JOIN (
      SELECT 5.00 AS Low,  8.00 AS High
      UNION ALL
      SELECT 8.01, 10.00
      UNION ALL
      SELECT 10.01, 100.00
) AS rates ON j.HourlyRate BETWEEN rates.Low AND rates.High
GROUP BY '$' + STR(rates.Low, 5, 2) + ' - $' + STR(rates.High, 6, 2)
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kocharCommented:
Here is my solution using a temp table. This query is not specific to your question but will give you an idea.

Declare @Range as Int
Set @Range = 0
Declare @RangeTable Table(RangeFrom int, RangeTo Int)
While @Range < 100000000 begin
      Insert Into @RangeTable
      Select @Range + 1, @Range + 100000
      Set @Range = @Range + 100000
End
-- Select * from @RangeTable
Select DC.DivisionName, RT.RangeFrom, RT.RangeTo -- , Min(C.RequisitionNum) as MinRequisitionNum, Max(C.RequisitionNum) as MinRequisitionNum
from QE2_Prod.dbo.Cases C
Inner Join Divisions DC on DC.DivisionID = C.DivisionID
Inner Join @RangeTable RT on C.RequisitionNum between RT.RangeFrom and RT.RangeTo
Group By DC.DivisionName, RT.RangeFrom, RT.RangeTo
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