On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, DL Neil wrote:
> Can I request some db-speak please? You already have a tbl (or more).
> So let's start by asking for the table definitions
The table definition is as follows:
CREATE TABLE breeding (
rec SMALLINT(4) UNSIGNED AUTO_INCREMENT,
sire SMALLINT(4) UNSIGNED,
dam SMALLINT(4) UNSIGNED,
num_offspring TINYINT(1) ZEROFILL,
PRIMARY KEY (rec)
> Do you already have some SQL as a 'first attempt'? Could you also post
> that, together with a note about its short-comings/what needs to be
> added? That would also assist (my, feeble) comprehension.
First, we define if a pair was breeding for a given date by seeing if that
date lies between the paired date and the split date. In mysql:
SELECT FROM breeding WHERE TO_DAYS(paired) <= TO_DAYS('$given_date') AND
TO_DAYS('$given_date') <= TO_DAYS(split);
Where it gets messy is this has to be put into a loop, between the given
start and end dates (year and month only). For each day in the loop, I
have to do a query and count the number returned to php. Then average that
figure for the month.
Normally start and end dates would be input via a form.
I was wondering if anyone had done that sort of thing, or whether there
was a more efficient way of doing it than stepping through the database
one day at a time.
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