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how to use GROUP_CONCAT in a basic join select, with AS too.

Posted on 2011-03-23
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hi again,
many thanks to angellll for the tip - only one problem now - i do not know what the hell to do with it in my situation! a cross table select, as follows gives errors and i do not understand why and what needs to change. on top of that i need to have the IF() field selected AS concatenated too - but i am entirely stumped with this new information! :(
SELECT 
	36_serviceattributegroups.text_AttributeGroupDescription, 
	36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_OwnerKeyID, 
	3_serviceattributes.text_AttributeDescription, 
	GROUP_CONCAT(
		36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_AttributeIncludedID 
		SEPARATOR ", "), 
	#GROUP_CONCAT(
	#	IF(
	#		36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_AttributeIncludedID, 
	#		(SELECT text_AttributeDescription FROM 3_serviceattributes WHERE bigint_AttributeID = 36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_AttributeIncludedID), 
	#		NULL
	#	) AS text_AttributeParentDescription 
	#	SEPARATOR ", "), 
	3_serviceattributes.bigint_AttributeServiceID 
FROM 
	3_serviceattributes, 
	36_serviceattributegroups 
GROUP BY 
	36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_OwnerKeyID 
WHERE 
	3_serviceattributes.bigint_AttributeServiceID = 1 AND 
	3_serviceattributes.bigint_AttributeID = 36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_OwnerKeyID;

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this returns
#1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'WHERE 3_serviceattributes.bigint_AttributeServiceID = 1 AND 3_serviceattribu' at line 20
what am i doing wrong? and the commented part needs to be included as well - that returns the following error in PMA:
#1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'AS text_AttributeParentDescription SEPARATOR ", "), 3_serviceattributes.big' at line 13
help please!!!! i cannot seem to get this function to work in this context :/
and googling for a result in this context - does not seem to turn anything up either.
the reference does not say much regarding this context either. -_-
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Question by:intellisource
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by:intellisource
ID: 35202105
umm please refer to this post which is my current problem. i do not understand how to use the GROUP_CONCAT function in the context i need it in! can one use it twice in a query?
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by:intellisource
ID: 35202135
lol damnit - i meant this post.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
ID: 35202231
SEPARATOR ", "  => must be SEPARATOR ', '

the WHERE part shall be BEFORE the GROUP BY

then, the IF() function needs a boolean / expression as first argument ...
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by:intellisource
ID: 35202728
oki thankyouuuu! XD
been an awesome lot of help since my tired mind does not want to go further :P
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by:intellisource
ID: 35202765
ummm sighs...
the query:
SELECT 
	36_serviceattributegroups.text_AttributeGroupDescription, 
	36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_OwnerKeyID, 
	3_serviceattributes.text_AttributeDescription, 
	GROUP_CONCAT(
		36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_AttributeIncludedID 
		SEPARATOR ', '), 
	GROUP_CONCAT(
		IF(
			(36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_AttributeIncludedID > 0), 
			(SELECT text_AttributeDescription FROM 3_serviceattributes WHERE bigint_AttributeID = 36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_AttributeIncludedID), 
			NULL
		) AS text_AttributeParentDescription 
		SEPARATOR ', '), 
	3_serviceattributes.bigint_AttributeServiceID 
FROM 
	3_serviceattributes, 
	36_serviceattributegroups 
WHERE 
	3_serviceattributes.bigint_AttributeServiceID = 1 AND 
	3_serviceattributes.bigint_AttributeID = 36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_OwnerKeyID 
GROUP BY 
	36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_OwnerKeyID;

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still gives the folllowing error:
#1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'AS text_AttributeParentDescription SEPARATOR ', '), 3_serviceattributes.big' at line 13
:/
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by:intellisource
ID: 35203243
ah HAH!!!

:D took a break and did some excersizes, came back and got it working with the context as follows:
SELECT 
	36_serviceattributegroups.text_AttributeGroupDescription, 
	36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_OwnerKeyID, 
	3_serviceattributes.text_AttributeDescription, 
	GROUP_CONCAT(
		36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_AttributeIncludedID 
		SEPARATOR ', ') AS bigint_AttributeIncludedID, 
	GROUP_CONCAT(
		IF(
			(36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_AttributeIncludedID > 0), 
			(SELECT text_AttributeDescription FROM 3_serviceattributes WHERE bigint_AttributeID = 36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_AttributeIncludedID), 
			""
		) 
		SEPARATOR ', ') AS text_AttributeParentDescription, 
	3_serviceattributes.bigint_AttributeServiceID 
FROM 
	3_serviceattributes, 
	36_serviceattributegroups 
WHERE 
	3_serviceattributes.bigint_AttributeServiceID = 1 AND 
	3_serviceattributes.bigint_AttributeID = 36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_OwnerKeyID 
GROUP BY 
	36_serviceattributegroups.bigint_OwnerKeyID;

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i guess a long day's development does take it out of you! lol :)
thanks again for your help in resolving this, angellll! :)
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