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Display database statistics without multiple recordsets

Thread began 7/23/2014 10:39 am by Dennis | Last modified 8/12/2014 2:30 pm by Dennis | 2206 views | 7 replies


Thanks Jason, for clearing that up for me. I've wondered about that for some time.

The link you suggested above (ps, they have very good tutorails) has the following example that I'm trying to understand how to use...

// Make a MySQL Connection

$query = "SELECT type, SUM(price) FROM products GROUP BY type";

$result = mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error());

// Print out result
while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result)){
echo "Total ". $row['type']. " = $". $row['SUM(price)'];
echo "<br />";

Would I put the "SELECT type, SUM(price) FROM products GROUP BY type" in a recordset and then hand code everything under it?

Also, if COUNT & SUM are used in a recordset, how does that help my dilemma of having to many recordsets? Is it because they provide many more results (statistics) with a single recordset?

Because I want to pick & choose what statistics I display, I went searching for a way to stack COUNT statements, I came across this example of code on stackoverflow. but I was able to get it to work (in a recordset) and echo the aliases...

SUM(CASE WHEN Mbr_Status = 'Regular' THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) StatusRegular,
SUM(CASE WHEN Mbr_Status = 'App' THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) StatusApplicant,
SUM(CASE WHEN Mbr_Status = 'None' THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) StatusNone,
SUM(CASE WHEN Mbr_Status = 'Club' THEN 1 ELSE 0 END) StatusClub
FROM member_accounts

Does this look like a good (reliable & efficient) statement? I'm asking because I don't have a clue as to what it is doing with the if statements.


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