I have two PostgreSQL tables, ‘A’ and ‘B’, with the following structures:
- id: primary key with auto-increment
- res_id: foreign key referencing table ‘B’
- description: table description
- last_update: date type
- id: integer primary key with auto-increment
- description: varchar(256)
I need assistance with constructing a query that involves grouping by
res_id in table ‘A’ and sorting the results based on the
last_update date from table ‘A’. How can I achieve this?
I’ve tried the following query:
SELECT count(id),res_id from A GROUP BY res_id ORDER BY id last_update;
To construct a query that involves grouping by ‘res_id’ in table ‘A’ and sorting the results based on the ‘last_update’ date from table ‘A’, you can use the following SQL query:
SELECT A.res_id, B.description, MAX(A.last_update) AS max_last_update FROM A JOIN B ON A.res_id = B.id GROUP BY A.res_id, B.description ORDER BY max_last_update DESC;
In this query, we use the
JOIN keyword to combine the rows from table ‘A’ with the corresponding rows from table ‘B’ based on the foreign key relationship between ‘res_id’ in table ‘A’ and ‘id’ in table ‘B’.
We then use the
GROUP BY clause to group the results by ‘res_id’ and ‘description’. This ensures that we get a single row for each unique combination of ‘res_id’ and ‘description’.
Next, we use the
MAX function to select the maximum ‘last_update’ date for each group. This will give us the latest ‘last_update’ date for each ‘res_id’.
Finally, we use the
ORDER BY clause to sort the results in descending order based on the maximum ‘last_update’ date (‘max_last_update’).
Make sure to replace ‘A’ and ‘B’ with the actual table names you have in your database.