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Aggregate Functions

AVG

AVG ([DISTINCT] expression)

The average (mean) value. If no rows are selected, the result is NULL. Aggregates are only allowed in select statements. The returned value is of the same data type as the parameter.

Parameters

  • DISTINCT - optional keyword. If presents, will average the unique values.

Examples

Calculating average players' age:

SELECT AVG(age) "AverageAge" FROM Players;

BIT_AND

BIT_AND (expression)

The bitwise AND of all non-null values. If no rows are selected, the result is NULL. Aggregates are only allowed in select statements.

A logical AND operation is performed on each pair of corresponding bits of two binary expressions of equal length.

In each pair, it returns 1 if the first bit is 1 AND the second bit is 1. Else, it returns 0.

BIT_OR

BIT_OR (expression)

The bitwise OR of all non-null values. If no rows are selected, the result is NULL. Aggregates are only allowed in select statements.

A logical OR operation is performed on each pair of corresponding bits of two binary expressions of equal length.

In each pair, the result is 1 if the first bit is 1 OR the second bit is 1 OR both bits are 1, and otherwise the result is 0.

COUNT

COUNT (* | [DISTINCT] expression)

The count of all entries or of the non-null values. This method returns a long. If no entries are selected, the result is 0. Aggregates are only allowed in select statements.

Example

Calculate the number of players in every city:

SELECT city_id, COUNT(*) FROM Players GROUP BY city_id;

FIRSTVALUE

FIRSTVALUE ([DISTINCT] <expression1>, <expression2>)

Returns the value of expression1 associated with the smallest value of expression2 for each group defined by the group by expression in the query. This function can only be used with colocated data and you have to use the collocated flag when executing the query.

The colocated hint can be set as follows:

Example

The example returns

select company_id, firstvalue(name, age) as youngest from person group by company_id;

GROUP_CONCAT

GROUP_CONCAT([DISTINCT] expression || [expression || [expression ...]]
  [ORDER BY expression [ASC|DESC], [[ORDER BY expression [ASC|DESC]]]
  [SEPARATOR expression])

Concatenates strings with a separator. The default separator is a ',' (without whitespace). This method returns a string. If no entries are selected, the result is NULL. Aggregates are only allowed in select statements.

The expression can be a concatenation of columns and strings using the || operator, for example: column1 || "=" || column2.

Parameters

  • DISTINCT - filters the result set for unique sets of expressions.

  • expression - specifies an expression that may be a column name, a result of another function, or a math operation.

  • ORDER BY - orders rows by expression.

  • SEPARATOR - overrides a string separator. By default, the separator character is the comma ','.

Note
The DISTINCT and ORDER BY expressions inside the GROUP_CONCAT function are only supported if you group the results by the primary or affinity key (i.e. use GROUP BY). Moreover, you have to tell Ignite that your data is colocated by specifying the collocated=true property in the connection string or by calling SqlFieldsQuery.setCollocated(true) if you use the Java API.

Example

Group all players' names in one row:

SELECT GROUP_CONCAT(name ORDER BY id SEPARATOR ', ') FROM Players;

LASTVALUE

LASTVALUE ([DISTINCT] <expression1>, <expression2>)

Returns the value of expression1 associated with the largest value of expression2 for each group defined by the group by expression. This function can only be used with colocated data and you have to use the collocated flag when executing the query.

The colocated hint can be set as follows:

Example

select company_id, lastvalue(name, age) as oldest from person group by company_id;

MAX

MAX (expression)

Returns the highest value. If no entries are selected, the result is NULL. Aggregates are only allowed in select statements. The returned value is of the same data type as the parameter.

Parameters

  • expression - may be a column name, a result of another function, or a math operation.

Example

Return the height of the ​tallest player:

SELECT MAX(height) FROM Players;

MIN

MIN (expression)

Returns the lowest value. If no entries are selected, the result is NULL. Aggregates are only allowed in select statements. The returned value is of the same data type as the parameter.

Parameters

  • expression - may be a column name, the result of another function, or a math operation.

Example

Return the age of the youngest player:

SELECT MIN(age) FROM Players;

SUM

SUM ([DISTINCT] expression)

Returns the sum of all values. If no entries are selected, the result is NULL. Aggregates are only allowed in select statements. The data type of the returned value depends on the parameter data.

Parameters

  • DISTINCT - accumulate unique values only.

  • expression - may be a column name, the result of another function, or a math operation.

Example

Get the total number of goals scored by all players:

SELECT SUM(goal) FROM Players;