Great explanation this time!

So if I have this:
select ctype, color
from rob/titus 
Pickup      Red 
Pickup      Red 
Pickup      Blue 
Pickup      Blue 
Pickup      Blue 
Van         Red 
Van         Red 
Van         Blue 
Van         Green 
Van         Green 
Van         Green 
********  End of data

And I try this:
select ctype, color, count(*)
from rob/titus 
group by ctype, color 
select ctype, ' ',  count(*) 
from rob/titus 
group by ctype 
order by ctype, 2 
CTYPE       COLOR         COUNT ( * ) 
Pickup                              5 
Pickup      Blue                    3 
Pickup      Red                     2 
Van                                 6 
Van         Blue                    1 
Van         Green                   3 
Van         Red                     2 
********  End of data  ******** 

However you want the itermediate totals following the details, not prior.

How's about changing your user's perspective?  In the PC/GUI land you 
often see the totals first.  And then you drill down into the details.

Customer:  You got any pickups?
Rep:  Sure we have 5 of them, three of them are blue and two are red.  Let 
me show you...

Rob Berendt
Group Dekko Services, LLC
Dept 01.073
PO Box 2000
Dock 108
6928N 400E
Kendallville, IN 46755

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Re: Null in SQL select union

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From: <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2004 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: Null in SQL select union

> I'm a little confused also.  Suppose your table had the following data:
> ....+....1....+....2....+.

I want to get one line for each car color and type and an additional line
with the number of cars with the same type in my query output:

Type    Color    Number
Pickup    Red    -
Pickup    Blue    -
-            -            2
Van        Red    -
Van        Blue    -
Van        Green    -
-            -            3

When I use value 0 or '' as replacement in the second select-clause, the
total line are not positioned after the detail lines. Using NULL should do

Hope I could make clear what I mean? :-)


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