How to use group by to sum values in mysql?

by muriel.schmidt , in category: MySQL , 2 months ago

How to use group by to sum values in mysql?

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by lindsey.homenick , 2 months ago

@muriel.schmidt 

To use the GROUP BY clause to sum values in MySQL, you can follow these steps:

  1. Start by writing a basic SELECT statement that retrieves the data you want to work with. For example, assume you have a table called sales with columns product and amount_sold. To sum the amount sold for each product, you can use:
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SELECT product, amount_sold
FROM sales;


  1. Add the GROUP BY clause at the end of the query, specifying the column you want to group by. In this case, you want to group by the product column:
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SELECT product, amount_sold
FROM sales
GROUP BY product;


  1. Finally, apply an aggregate function, such as SUM(), to the column you want to sum the values of. In this case, you want to sum the amount_sold column:
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SELECT product, SUM(amount_sold)
FROM sales
GROUP BY product;


This query will return the sum of the amount_sold for each unique product in the sales table.