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Convert MS SQL query to MySQL query

Posted on 2014-09-05
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The query below works in MS SQL:

select theEmail, theName, theComment, count(a.theWinner) as theWinnerCount 

from Users left join 

(select  theWeek, case when (awayScore > homeScore) then awayTeam when (homeScore > awayScore) then homeTeam end as theWinner from games) as a 

where Users.theHood = 'pinebrook' and Users.theHood = picks.theHood and picks.theWeek = a.theWeek and a.theWinner = picks.theTeam and picks.theUser = Users.theEmail 

group by theName, picks.theHood, theComment 

order by theWinnerCount desc, theName asc

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In MySQL I get the error:

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 Users.theHood = 'pinebrook' and Users.theHood = picks.theHood and picks.th'
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Question by:classnet
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Author Comment

by:classnet
ID: 40305489
FYI... I am using

Software version: 5.5.38-35.2-log - Percona Server (GPL), Release 35.2, Revision 666
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Expert Comment

by:Éric Moreau
ID: 40305507
seems that you cannot join a sub-query
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Expert Comment

by:PortletPaul
ID: 40305511
there is no ON for the left join &
there is an alias "picks", with no table

By changing "where" to "ON" I get this far:
SELECT
      theEmail
    , theName
    , theComment
    , COUNT(a.theWinner) AS theWinnerCount

FROM Users
      LEFT JOIN (
                  SELECT
                        theWeek
                      , CASE
                              WHEN (awayScore > homeScore) THEN awayTeam
                              WHEN (homeScore > awayScore) THEN homeTeam END AS theWinner
                  FROM games
            ) AS a

                  ON Users.theHood = 'pinebrook'
                        AND Users.theHood = picks.theHood
                        AND picks.theWeek = a.theWeek
                        AND a.theWinner = picks.theTeam
                        AND picks.theUser = Users.theEmail

GROUP BY
      theName
    , picks.theHood
    , theComment

ORDER BY
      theWinnerCount DESC, theName ASC

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Expert Comment

by:PortletPaul
ID: 40305516
of course MySQL (or Percona) can join subqueries

The problem is pure syntax errors I'm afraid, and I don't know how to solve the missing detail for alias "picks"
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Author Comment

by:classnet
ID: 40305526
"picks" is a table... as is Users...  These are the two tables involved.  

What you see is the query exactly as it was running on a MS SQL server.
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Expert Comment

by:PortletPaul
ID: 40305530
how would I know if it is a table or a subquery?

please put it into your query, where you believe it should be. Then look hard at what was the "where clause"

I could guess if that's what you expect me to do - is that really the intention?
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Expert Comment

by:PortletPaul
ID: 40305538
Just to kill of any doubt: that query in the question would not run in mssql at all - sorry. For the same reasons:

there is no ON for the left join &
there is an alias "picks", with no table

Here is my guess:
SELECT
      theEmail
    , theName
    , theComment
    , COUNT(a.theWinner) AS theWinnerCount

FROM Users
      INNER JOIN picks
                  ON Users.theEmail = picks.theUser
                        AND Users.theHood = picks.theHood
      LEFT JOIN (
                  SELECT
                        theWeek
                      , CASE
                              WHEN (awayScore > homeScore) THEN awayTeam
                              WHEN (homeScore > awayScore) THEN homeTeam END AS theWinner
                  FROM games
            ) AS a
                  ON picks.theWeek = a.theWeek
                        AND picks.theTeam = a.theWinner

WHERE Users.theHood = 'pinebrook'

GROUP BY
      theEmail
    , theName
    , theComment
ORDER BY
      theWinnerCount DESC
    , theName ASC
;

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Author Comment

by:classnet
ID: 40305544
PortletPaul... perhaps you should ignore this question... you sound frustrated.  I simply copied the query exactly as it worked on a MS SQL server...

So, I'd rather you didn't guess or participate at all.
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Accepted Solution

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Dan Craciun earned 500 total points
ID: 40305556
If 'picks' is a table, then just add it to the FROM clause.
SELECT
      theEmail
    , theName
    , theComment
    , COUNT(a.theWinner) AS theWinnerCount

FROM Users, picks
      LEFT JOIN (
                  SELECT
                        theWeek
                      , CASE
                              WHEN (awayScore > homeScore) THEN awayTeam
                              WHEN (homeScore > awayScore) THEN homeTeam END AS theWinner
                  FROM games
            ) AS a

                  ON Users.theHood = 'pinebrook'
                        AND Users.theHood = picks.theHood
                        AND picks.theWeek = a.theWeek
                        AND a.theWinner = picks.theTeam
                        AND picks.theUser = Users.theEmail

GROUP BY
      theName
    , picks.theHood
    , theComment

ORDER BY
      theWinnerCount DESC, theName ASC

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Author Closing Comment

by:classnet
ID: 40305595
Not sure how this worked on the other server, but thanks
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Expert Comment

by:PortletPaul
ID: 40305656
The accepted solution has all join conditions in the left join, that isn't correct.

Either fully adopt ANSI join syntax (use my guess above) or revert to the older style (below), don't mix them.
SELECT
      theEmail
    , theName
    , theComment
    , COUNT(a.theWinner) AS theWinnerCount

FROM Users, picks, (
                  SELECT
                        theWeek
                      , CASE
                              WHEN (awayScore > homeScore) THEN awayTeam
                              WHEN (homeScore > awayScore) THEN homeTeam END AS theWinner
                  FROM games
            ) AS a

WHERE Users.theHood = 'pinebrook'
                        AND Users.theHood = picks.theHood
                        AND picks.theWeek = a.theWeek
                        AND a.theWinner = picks.theTeam
                        AND picks.theUser = Users.theEmail

GROUP BY
      theName
    , picks.theHood
    , theComment

ORDER BY
      theWinnerCount DESC, theName ASC
;

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as to being grumpy - perhaps that is true but it wasn't with you.
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