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oracle: not a single-group group function

Posted on 2013-02-04
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hi guys

I do

select id, to_char(SUM(salary),'999,999,999,999') as salary from customer .

customer table has
id salary


I get error
ORA-00937: not a single-group group function
00937. 00000 -  "not a single-group group function"
*Cause:    
*Action:

any idea? Am i missing GROUP BY clause ? not sure if i need one.

thanks
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Question by:royjayd
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Because you are selecting two columns--where one is an aggregate column, yes, you need a GROUP BY. GROUP BY the id column.
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No , you can create a total  on the whole set of records without a group by clause, but
you will have to omit the  "id" because that's the value of a single record.

If you want the total salary by id ,your have to add a corresponding group by clause
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by:Aaron Shilo
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select id, to_char(SUM(salary),'999,999,999,999') as salary
from customer
group by ID;
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