OTR Comm wrote:
> I have a question!
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> This script loops through all of my usernames and filters the database
> with this query (wrapped here to fit into this mail window):
> $SQL = "select * from user_records where user_name = \"$username\" &&
> $insertquery order by sess_year, mon, user_name, daynum, sess_time";
> NOTE: The variable $insertquery here is a dynamically built part of the
> query to allow me to select multiple months to develop reports for.
> When I am looking for users over 200 hours, it is a single, selected
> month to check.
> Then I go through each of the resultant records (each one being a
> separate 'stop record') and add the time logged on for that session into
> an accumulator variable in perl. After I am through with this user's
> records, I check to see if the accumulator variable is over 200, and
> flag this user if it is. Pretty simple!
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> Is there a way to filter the database with a username, use the SUM
> function of the GROUP BY clause, and either store the results in a field
> in the database that I can access through perl *or* access the results
> of the SUM function in perl and store it in a variable in my script and
> then work with it? The first option would be best, if possible. Then
> each time I updated my database, I would just need to update this field
> and then query this field value for being over 200.
> I have never written a function for MySQL, but I guess it could be done
> this way, huh?
> I really would appreciate some help with this.
> Please reply via e-mail to otrcomm@stripped!
> Thanks In Advance,
> Murrah Boswell
Why don't you just use this SELECT instead?
, SUM( sess_time ) AS total_time
total_time > 200
PS: Sorry for the late answer, I was really busy.