How to get the difference between two columns in a new column in MySQL?

MySQLMySQLi Database

Let us first create a table with columns for which we will calculate the difference in a new column −

mysql> create table DemoTable
(
   Id int NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY,
   LowValue int,
   HighValue int
);
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.62 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command −

mysql> insert into DemoTable(LowValue,HighValue) values(100,200);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.19 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable(LowValue,HighValue) values(300,700);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.12 sec)
mysql> insert into DemoTable(LowValue,HighValue) values(1000,2000);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.13 sec)

Following is the query to display all records from the table using select statement −

mysql> select *from DemoTable;

This will produce the following output −

+----+----------+-----------+
| Id | LowValue | HighValue |
+----+----------+-----------+
| 1  | 100      | 200       |
| 2  | 300      | 700       |
| 3  | 1000     | 2000      |
+----+----------+-----------+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Here is the query to get the difference between 2 columns −

mysql> select tbl.Id,tbl.LowValue,tbl.HighValue, 
   HighValue-LowValue AS DifferenceBetweenTwoColumns from DemoTable tbl;

This will produce the following output −

+----+----------+-----------+-----------------------------+
| Id | LowValue | HighValue | DifferenceBetweenTwoColumns |
+----+----------+-----------+-----------------------------+
| 1  | 100      | 200       | 100                         |
| 2  | 300      | 700       | 400                         |
| 3  | 1000     | 2000      | 1000                        |
+----+----------+-----------+-----------------------------+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 29-Apr-2019 15:13:29
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