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SQL Query assistance linking between columns

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Hello, I am having trouble with a query. Attached is sample data file that I am referencing.

1. I would like to query the number of records based on a Plugin ID
2. I need the output from above to truncate field using following syntax - substring([Plugin Output], 64, 150) AS Output_Truncate
3. I would like to resolve the hostname (masked in sample file); with information in the Plugin Output column

The desired query output includes:

Resolved Hostname | Host | Output_Truncate
28589134SAMPLE-DATA3.csv
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 2000 total points
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>1. I would like to query the number of records based on a Plugin ID
select PluginID, count(*) from yourtable group by PluginID

2. I need the output from above to truncate field using following syntax - substring([Plugin Output], 64, 150) AS Output_Truncate
what is the question here?


>3. I would like to resolve the hostname (masked in sample file); with information in the Plugin Output column
what is the question  here?

I presume you want this:
select PluginID, HostName
, substring([Plugin Output], 64, 150) AS Output_Truncate
, count(*)
from yourtable
group by PluginID, HostName
, substring([Plugin Output], 64, 150)

so, what are you missing?
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by:blackcatkempo
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Thank you this helps me!
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