Group by cloumn name

Posted on 2011-02-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I wrote the following query, and I got error - Invalid column name 'Incdate'.
select Count(*) as 'Amount', datepart(year, incidentdate) as 'Incdate' from MyTable group by Incdate

I changed it to Group by incidentdate, but the reult is not what I want.

What name should I use for the group by?  I need to get the sum amount for individule year.
Question by:minglelinch
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by:Paul Jackson
ID: 34974881
You can't use a column alias in a group by statement unfortunately

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ID: 34974903
What should I use? I cannot use real column name neither as the result is not I want.
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Paul Jackson earned 500 total points
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try : select Count(*) as 'Amount', datepart(year, incidentdate) as 'Incdate' from MyTable group by datepart(year, incidentdate)

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ID: 34975003
Great ! That's the answer. Thanks a lot !

Expert Comment

ID: 34975011
Change it to this

SELECT COUNT(*) AS 'Amount', DATEPART(year, incidentdate) AS 'Incdate' FROM wv_timecard GROUP BY DATEPART(year, incidentdate)

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