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From:Peter Brawley Date:October 9 2008 12:22am
Subject:Re: Finding gaps
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Jerry,

Here is a workaround for 4.1.22:

SELECT
  a.id+1 AS 'Missing From',
  MIN(b.id) - 1 AS 'To'
FROM tbl AS a, tbl AS b
WHERE a.id < b.id
GROUP BY a.id
HAVING `Missing From` < MIN(b.id);
+--------------+------+
| Missing From | To   |
+--------------+------+
|            3 |    3 |
|            5 |   17 |
+--------------+------+

PB

US Data Export wrote:
> Well, 5.x accepted the query. It's been running for awhile, now, so I'll
> find out later if it did what I need.
>
>   
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Peter Brawley [mailto:peter.brawley@stripped]
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 5:25 PM
>> To: Jerry Schwartz; mysql@stripped
>> Subject: Re: Finding gaps
>>
>>     
>>> I must be missing something obvious; or does this not work in 4.1.22?
>>>       
>> Looks like a 4.1.22 bug.
>>
>> PB
>>
>> Jerry Schwartz wrote:
>>     
>>> I'm finally getting back to this issue, and I've read the bits on
>>> artfulsoftware. The example
>>>
>>> SELECT
>>>   a.id+1 AS 'Missing From',
>>>   MIN(b.id) - 1 AS 'To'
>>> FROM tbl AS a, tbl AS b
>>> WHERE a.id < b.id
>>> GROUP BY a.id
>>> HAVING a.id < MIN(b.id) - 1;
>>>
>>> Looks like exactly what I want. However, when I try it (prod is my
>>>       
>> tbl,
>>     
>>> prod_num is my id) I get
>>>
>>> mysql> select a.prod_num + 1 AS `Missing From`,
>>>     ->   MIN(b.prod_num - 1) AS `To`
>>>     -> from prod as a, prod as b
>>>     -> where a.prod_num < b.prod_num
>>>     -> group by a.prod_num
>>>     -> having a.prod_num < min(b.prod_num) -1 ;
>>> ERROR 1054 (42S22): Unknown column 'a.prod_num' in 'having clause'
>>>
>>> I must be missing something obvious; or does this not work in 4.1.22?
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> Jerry Schwartz
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>>>       
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Peter Brawley [mailto:peter.brawley@stripped]
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 5:26 PM
>>>> To: Stut; mysql@stripped
>>>> Subject: Re: Finding gaps
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> Is there any elegant way of finding the gaps?
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>> You'll find some ideas under (and near) "Find missing numbers in a
>>>> sequence" at http://www.artfulsoftware.com/infotree/queries.php.
>>>>
>>>> PB
>>>>
>>>> -----
>>>>
>>>> Stut wrote:
>>>>
>>>>         
>>>>> On 17 Sep 2008, at 22:12, Jerry Schwartz wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>           
>>>>>> I have records that should be sequentially (not auto-increment)
>>>>>> numbered,
>>>>>> but there are gaps. Is there any elegant way of finding the
> gaps?
>>>>>>
>>>>>>             
>>>>> Why do they need to be sequential? When this requirement comes up
>>>>>           
>> it's
>>     
>>>>> usually for illogical reasons.
>>>>>
>>>>> -Stut
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Finding gapsJerry Schwartz17 Sep
  • Re: Finding gapsStut17 Sep
    • Re: Finding gapsPeter Brawley17 Sep
      • RE: Finding gapsJerry Schwartz8 Oct
        • Re: Finding gapsGerald L. Clark8 Oct
          • RE: Finding gapsUS Data Export8 Oct
        • Re: Finding gapsPeter Brawley8 Oct
          • RE: Finding gapsUS Data Export9 Oct
            • Re: Finding gapsPeter Brawley9 Oct
              • RE: Finding gapsJerry Schwartz10 Oct
                • Re: Finding gapsMoon's Father25 Oct
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                  • RE: Finding gapsUS Data Export27 Oct
    • RE: Finding gapsJerry Schwartz17 Sep
      • Re: Finding gapsStut18 Sep
        • Re: Finding gapsMr. Shawn H. Corey18 Sep
        • RE: Finding gapsJerry Schwartz18 Sep
          • Re: Finding gapsMike Diehl18 Sep
            • RE: Finding gapsJerry Schwartz18 Sep
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    • Re: Finding gapsJoerg Bruehe18 Sep
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      • Re: Finding gapsStut18 Sep
        • Re: Finding gapsMr. Shawn H. Corey18 Sep