How can we create a MySQL view with GROUP BY clause?

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We can use GROUP BY to group values from a column, and, if we want, we can perform calculations on that column. You can use COUNT, SUM, AVG, etc., functions on the grouped column. To understand GROUP BY clause with views we are creating a view named ‘Info’ using the base table ‘Student_info’ having the following data −

mysql> Select * from Student_info;
+------+---------+------------+------------+
| id   | Name    | Address    | Subject    |
+------+---------+------------+------------+
| 101  | YashPal | Amritsar   | History    |
| 105  | Gaurav  | Chandigarh | Literature |
| 125  | Raman   | Shimla     | Computers  |
| 130  | Ram     | Jhansi     | Computers  |
| 132  | Shyam   | Chandigarh | Economics  |
| 133  | Mohan   | Delhi      | Computers  |
+------+---------+------------+------------+
6 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Syntax

Create or Replace View view_name AS Select_statements FROM table GROUP BY expression1, expression2, ... expression_n;

Example

mysql> Create or Replace View Info AS select Subject, COUNT(*) FROM Student_info GROUP BY Subject;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.10 sec)

mysql> Select * from info;
+------------+----------+
| Subject    | COUNT(*) |
+------------+----------+
| Computers  |    3     |
| Economics  |    1     |
| History    |    1     |
| Literature |    1     |
+------------+----------+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> Create or Replace View Info AS select Subject,Name, COUNT(Subject) FROM Student_info GROUP BY Subject, Name;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.05 sec)

The query above will have two columns in GROUP BY clause.

mysql> Select * from info;
+------------+---------+----------------+
| Subject    | Name    | COUNT(Subject) |
+------------+---------+----------------+
| Computers  | Mohan   |       1        |
| Computers  | Ram     |       1        |
| Computers  | Raman   |       1        |
| Economics  | Shyam   |       1        |
| History    | YashPal |       1        |
| Literature | Gaurav  |       1        |
+------------+---------+----------------+
6 rows in set (0.00 sec)

The above result sets show that GROUP BY clause groups a set of rows into a set of summary rows by values of columns.

raja
Published on 22-Feb-2018 15:37:30
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