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godfrank

Count() without GROUP BY

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umm...that depends. for instance:

[!--coloro:blue--][span style=\"color:blue\"][!--/coloro--] select count(columnnamehere) as total from tablename[!--colorc--][/span][!--/colorc--]

returns

total
===
x

where x is the total returned from count()

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[!--quoteo(post=372461:date=May 8 2006, 07:26 PM:name=godfrank)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(godfrank @ May 8 2006, 07:26 PM) [snapback]372461[/snapback][/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
Helo folks!

How can I use count() without GROUP BY?
Thank you!
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You're not supposed to be able to at all -- this is an aggregate function, and hence requires something aggregate to work on. MySQL just assumes that you implicitly mean the entire result set, but you shouldn't rely on this.

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