SQL (Group by)

Hi,

I have a select statement that I just want to group by

EditTime and AppID

instead of grouping by

      EditTime
    , AppID
    , AppName
    , MajorUpgradeCost
    , PlannedUpgradeYear
    , UpgradeStrategy
    , SoftwareVersion
    , OldestVersionSupportedBySupplier
    , EmployeeName

but I do want to select all the above field but I just want to group by the "EditTime" and "AppID"
How can I do this?

SELECT
      EditTime
    , AppID
    , AppName
    , MajorUpgradeCost
    , PlannedUpgradeYear
    , UpgradeStrategy
    , SoftwareVersion
    , OldestVersionSupportedBySupplier
    , EmployeeName
FROM EDIT_ApplicationDescription
WHERE ((datalength(SoftwareVersion)!=0) and ((SoftwareVersion != '')  or (SoftwareVersion IS NOT NULL) or (SoftwareVersion <> '')))
or  
 ((datalength(MajorUpgradeCost)!=0) and ((MajorUpgradeCost != '')  or (MajorUpgradeCost IS NOT NULL) or (MajorUpgradeCost <> '')))
or 
((datalength(PlannedUpgradeYear)!=0) and ((PlannedUpgradeYear != '')  or (PlannedUpgradeYear IS NOT NULL) or (PlannedUpgradeYear <> '')))
or
((datalength(UpgradeStrategy)!=0) and ((UpgradeStrategy != '')  or (UpgradeStrategy IS NOT NULL) or (UpgradeStrategy <> '')))
or 
((datalength(OldestVersionSupportedBySupplier)!=0) and ((OldestVersionSupportedBySupplier != '')  or (OldestVersionSupportedBySupplier IS NOT NULL) 
or (OldestVersionSupportedBySupplier <> '')))
group by AppID, EditTime, AppName
    , MajorUpgradeCost
    , PlannedUpgradeYear
    , UpgradeStrategy
    , SoftwareVersion
    , OldestVersionSupportedBySupplier
    , EmployeeName
order by EditTime desc

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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
>but I do want to select all the above field but I just want to group by the "EditTime" and "AppID"
Just a thought, I don't see any aggregate functions like SUM(), MIN(), MAX(), COUNT(), etc., so why are we grouping in the first place?

If you only want to return unique rows, change SELECT to SELECT DISTINCT.

If there's something else you need, spell it out in this question, specifically 'I want to do {x} with {all columns other than {"EditTime" and "AppID"}'
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Scott PletcherSenior DBACommented:
If you want to list all the details, you don't need a GROUP BY, just ORDER BY.  If you want to consolidate some rows, let me know how and we'll work on that.

Also, you can greatly simplify the exceedingly complex WHERE conditions, as below.

SELECT
      EditTime
    , AppID
    , AppName
    , MajorUpgradeCost
    , PlannedUpgradeYear
    , UpgradeStrategy
    , SoftwareVersion
    , OldestVersionSupportedBySupplier
    , EmployeeName
FROM EDIT_ApplicationDescription
WHERE SoftwareVersion > '' OR
      MajorUpgradeCost > '' OR
      PlannedUpgradeYear > '' OR
      UpgradeStrategy > '' OR
      OldestVersionSupportedBySupplier > ''
ORDER BY
      EditTime DESC
    , AppID
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lulu50Author Commented:
Thank you Scott!!!
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lulu50Author Commented:
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lulu50Author Commented:
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