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From:Octavian Rasnita Date:February 13 2006 8:00pm
Subject:Re: selecting min, max
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From: "Rhino" <rhino1@stripped>
> > I need to extract a list which the following values from this table, for
> > each hour (in date_time field):
> >
> > - symbol
> > - min(price)
> > - max(price)
> > - price where date_time is the earliest for that certain hour.
> > - price where the date_time is the last from that hour.
> > - The sum of volume from that hour.
> >
> > I have tried to get the list of symbols, then get each hourly period and
> > calculate those 6 values for each period, but there are many symbols and
> > very many periods, and it takes very very much time.
> >
> > Is there a more intelligent way of getting those values in another way
> > than
> > symbol by symbol and period by period?
> >
> It's hard to answer your question since you haven't given us any examples
> the SQL you've already tried. You haven't told us which version of MySQL
> are using, either. That makes a big difference since newer versions offer
> many more SQL capabilities like views and subqueries that could really
> you.
> You certainly shouldn't have to write separate queries for each different
> symbol that you are using!

Here is the table definition. The table is simple, but what I want is

CREATE TABLE `tickers` (
`symbol` varchar(20) NOT NULL,
`last_volume` bigint(20) unsigned default NULL,
`last_price` decimal(20,4) unsigned default NULL,
`last_update` datetime default NULL

I want to get a list of values for more periods of time, 5 minutes, 15
minutes, and hourly.

I need to get:

date_format(last_update, '%Y-%m-%d') as date
date_format(last_update, '%H:%i:%s') as time
min(last_price) as low  (The min value of last_price for that period)
max(last_price) as high  (the max price from that period)
last_price as open  (where last_update=min(last_update) from that period)
last_price as close  (where last_update=max(last_update) from that period)

The result data should look something like:


... then here follow the rest of records for simb1 and for other symbols.

You may see that the first "time" is 10:15:00, the next time is 10:30:00,
the next is 10:45, so the period of time is 15 minutes.

The first "low" is the lowest price between 10:15:00 and 10:30:00 and the
"high" is the highest price in that period.
The first "open" value is the "last_price" of the first trade from that
period and the "close" price is the last_price of the latest trade from that

I don't know if MySQL can create a query that can get those values fast

Thank you very much.


selecting min, maxOctavian Rasnita13 Feb
  • Re: selecting min, maxRhino13 Feb
  • Re: selecting min, maxPeter Brawley13 Feb
  • Re: selecting min, maxOctavian Rasnita13 Feb
    • Re: selecting min, maxleo huang14 Feb
  • Re: selecting min, maxOctavian Rasnita13 Feb
  • Re: selecting min, maxRhino13 Feb