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I am trying to select a count from another table in my query and I cant stop it from duplicating a row when I include the sub selection.  I'm guessing it's because its finding two records in the table it's counting from but I'm expecting just one record to be returned - the count of these records, as there is only one record in the outer selection:

SELECT c.Name, e.EventID, e.DateTime, e.AdditionalComments, 
  (SELECT COUNT(*) FROM AlertedEvents WHERE EventID = e.EventID) AS 'RequestedJoin'
  FROM Events e LEFT JOIN Clubs c ON e.ClubID = c.ClubId
  LEFT JOIN AlertedEvents a ON e.EventID = a.EventID
  WHERE e.UserID = 'blah blah'
  AND e.DateTime > GETDATE()
  AND e.Archived = 'False'

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All I want is one field counting the records in AlertedEvents where the EventID is matched (should be 2), instead of replicating a row in the overall query as the outer select query only returns one row.  Any help appreciated!
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Question by:Alex_W
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Doesn't look like you are using the AlertedEvents in the results other than the sum so why not just remove the LEFT JOIN to it?


SELECT c.Name, e.EventID, e.DateTime, e.AdditionalComments,
  (SELECT COUNT(*) FROM AlertedEvents WHERE EventID = e.EventID) AS 'RequestedJoin'
  FROM Events e LEFT JOIN Clubs c ON e.ClubID = c.ClubId
   WHERE e.UserID = 'blah blah'
  AND e.DateTime > GETDATE()
  AND e.Archived = 'False'
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by:Alex_W
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Joining to that table and including the count must have produced the replicated row.
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