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From:Joerg Bruehe Date:December 29 2005 4:53pm
Subject:Re: issue with subquery
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Hi Dan, all!

Dan Rossi wrote:
> Hi, im having some issues with a sub query in mysql5 , i have a field 
> which is storing a static comma seperate list of primary keys ie 1,2,3,4 

Call me pedantic, but I get suspicious:
Is that a list of the four values "1", "2", "3", "4", or is it rather a 
single character string "1,2,3,4" ?
Your text "static comma seperate list" makes me believe the latter.

> , i am then trying to use that to find entries in another table of the 
> same primary keys here is the sql
> SELECT count(*) FROM feeds WHERE feedID IN (SELECT feeds FROM 
> month_totals WHERE customerID=9 AND month_unique=1105)
> expected result should be 4 , i get 1. If i manually put in
> SELECT count(*) FROM feeds WHERE feedID IN (1,2,3,4)
> for instance i get 4

Here, SQL syntax clearly specifies that this is a list of 4 integer values.

> querying
> SELECT feeds FROM month_totals WHERE customerID=9 AND month_unique=1105
> gives me 1,2,3,4 , what seems to be the problem ?

Same question as above - a list of 4 values, or a single one?

Show us your "create table" for the involved tables, and also sample 
data of "SELECT feedID FROM feeds".


Joerg Bruehe, Senior Production Engineer
issue with subqueryDan Rossi29 Dec
  • Re: issue with subqueryPeter Brawley29 Dec
  • Re: issue with subqueryJoerg Bruehe29 Dec