I decided to join and write to the list hoping someone could help and shed a
light on me.
Here's the scenario.
I have a database running in mysql 5.x in Centos 5. The database has 2
tables that is almost identical with some additional fields.
Name, IPAddress, Description, Issue, Severity, Timestamp, DateReceived
Name, IPAddress, Description, Issue, Severity, Timestamp, DataReceived,
Here's my SQL statement to compare both tables if fields data are the same
then consider it as a valid record.
select Table1.Name, Table1.IPAddress, Table1.Description, Table1.Issue,
Table1.Severity, Table1.Timestamp FROM Table1 LEFT JOIN Table2 ON
Table1.Name = Table2.Name WHERE Table1.Name = Table2.Name AND
Table1.IPAddress = Table2.IPAddress AND Table1.Description =
Table2.Description AND Table1.Issue = Table2.Issue AND Table1.Severity =
Table2.Severity AND Table1.Timestamp = Table2.Timestamp group by 1;
I need to compare Name, IPAddress, Description, Issue, Severity and
Timestamp to consider as I valid data then I group it so that only one
record will show although there is no duplicate entry on the results. Just
want to make sure.
Using that SQL statement I was able to get and compare data (which I don't
know if this is a good approach), now when I get a valid results, I want to
compute the DateReceived.
DateReceived = "10:05"
DateReceived = "10:15"
So the computation is to get the difference between DateReceived which the
result should be 10 minutes.
How would I add that computation to my existing SQL statement and maybe
someone suggest a good approach with regards to my current statement.
Thanks in advance.