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select (count(job) + job)  from AceData  group by job ??

Posted on 2012-12-27
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Last Modified: 2012-12-30
select (count(job) + job)  from AceData  group by job

using ms sql server

the above not working

want to show,

25 myJob
30 otherjob
01 badjob
Question by:goodk
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by:Pratima Pharande
Pratima Pharande earned 668 total points
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you mean to say uou need to show job name also

try tghis

select Cast(count(job) as varchar) + '  ' + job  from AceData  group by job

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ID: 38731559
I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

resolved used str() to convert

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RehanYousaf earned 664 total points
ID: 38726399
I dont think using STR function is a good idea unless you want fixed length

I would go with pratima's solution
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awking00 earned 668 total points
ID: 38727925
select job, count(*) cnt from AceDate group by job
will give you two columns, if you want them in one, then

select cast(cnt as char) +  ' ' + job as countjobs from
(select job, count(*) cnt from AceDate group by job)

Author Comment

ID: 38731504
I tried this, should this be ok?  The results looks fine
Select (type +' ('+ ltrim(str(count(type))) +')' ) as xtest from AceData group by type

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ID: 38731560

Expert Comment

ID: 38731727
Yes that will work but why use to functions when you can get away with one

In programming trick is to make things simple not complicated

Select (type +' ('+ convert(varchar,count(type)) +')' )

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