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Can someone help me fix this SELECT query.  

Here's what I'm TRYING to do.

I have a table that stores several columns, one of which is a JobNumber.  There could be multiple records through the table that have the same exact JobNumber.

I need to get a Count of all the records in the table that have the same JobNumber.  However I also need to show only the distinct records from that table.

Here's what I tried to write but it doesn't provide what I'm looking for.

      SELECT DISTINCT (e.JobNumber), e.ArrivalDate, e.EventName,
                        (SELECT COUNT(*)
                         FROM Events
                         WHERE JobNumber = e.JobNumber) As NoOfRecords
      FROM         Events e
      WHERE e.ArrivalDate > @TodaysDate
      ORDER BY e.ArrivalDate

I want the results to look something like this:

JobNumber             Arrival Date        Event Name       No Of Records
1                             1/1/2011              Boss Meeting         15
2                             1/15/2011            Client Meeting         8

How can I achieve this?
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Question by:cdemott33
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by:Ephraim Wangoya
ID: 34176963
SELECT e.JobNumber, max(e.ArrivalDate), MAX(e.EventName), COUNT(*) as NoOfRecord
FROM Events e
WHERE e.ArrivalDate > @TodaysDate
group by e.JobNumber
ORDER BY e.ArrivalDate
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by:Ephraim Wangoya
ID: 34176972
Remove the alias

SELECT JobNumber, max(ArrivalDate), MAX(EventName), COUNT(*) as 'No Of Records'
FROM Events
WHERE ArrivalDate > @TodaysDate
group by JobNumber
ORDER BY ArrivalDate
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by:cdemott33
ID: 34176980
I'm getting this error:

Column ArrivalDate is invalid in the ORDER BY clause because it is not contained in either an aggregate function or the GROUP BY clause.
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by:DFW_Ed
ID: 34177009
order by occurs last and with it written as-is there technically isn't an "ArrivalDate" column as aggregated columns do not have names

http://www.bennadel.com/blog/70-SQL-Query-Order-of-Operations.htm

you can name a column with "arrivaldate" or choose a different "order by" column
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Ephraim Wangoya earned 2000 total points
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SELECT JobNumber, max(ArrivalDate)  ArrivalDate, MAX(EventName), COUNT(*) as 'No Of Records'
FROM Events
WHERE ArrivalDate > @TodaysDate
group by JobNumber
ORDER BY ArrivalDate
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by:Sharath
ID: 34177285
try this
select * from (
select *,COUNT(*) over (partition by JobNumber) cnt,
       ROW_NUMBER() over (partition by JobNumber order by ArrivalDate desc) rn
  from [Events]
 where ArrivalDate > @TodaysDate) t1
where rn = 1
order by ArrivalDate

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by:cdemott33
ID: 34197496
thanks
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