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Hi - I have a number of records with different Analysts assigned in a table and I would like to create a query that returns the record count for each Analyst in the same query but I am not if this can be done. I'm sure it most likely can be but I don't know how to implement it off the top of my head.

For example, I have the query

SELECT count (*) AS JC
FROM QTab
WHERE analyst = 'john cashmere'

How can I add more analysts to the query? For example , I have Bill Mosth, Craig Hany, etc etc

It would be great to get all these counts returned in one query



Thanks for any assistance
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by:santoshmotwani
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SELECT count (*) AS JC
FROM QTab
WHERE analyst in ( 'john cashmere','analyst2','analyst3')
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by:jerryb30
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Can you show the qTab structure? This sounds like a cross-tab query.
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by:mayankagarwal
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if you want to count the no. of rows based on the anlyst then you can use the group by clause

SELECT count (*) AS JC
FROM QTab
where  analyst in ( 'john cashmere','analyst2','analyst3')
group by analyst
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by:santoshmotwani
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SELECT count (*) AS JC, analyst
FROM QTab
where  analyst in ( 'john cashmere','analyst2','analyst3')
group by analyst
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Sharath earned 500 total points
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I think you want the count of records for every analyst. If so, remove the WHERE condition.
select analyst,count(*) from QTab group by analyst

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by:santoshmotwani
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agreed with sharath
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by:rinkydink
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Perfect! Thank you
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