You mention a unique identifier, there is a separate table with a row for each ad, containing name, URL, and a unique ID number (autoincrement). Should this table be included somehow in the query? How would this help?
At 12:45 PM 1/9/03 +0100, Ignatius Reilly wrote:
Your 4th row ought to have an identifier of some sort. From your SELECT statement, this seems to be the name. Why does it not have a name? Probably what you want is a row with a name but a NULL value for ads_clickrate.date.(by the way it is EXTREMELY advisable to use an abstract identifier, such as an id, unique and required, instead of "name") Ignatius ____________________________________________ ----- Original Message ----- From: "Lisi" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Ignatius Reilly" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "PHP-DB" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 12:18 PM Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] LEFT JOIN not working > OK, this helped a bit. Now I have, in addition to the three rows of ads > that have ben clicked on, a fourth row with no ad name, 0 clickthroughs, > and 24 displays. That plus the other three account for all the displayed ads. > > However, since it is returning a null value for any ad name that has not > been clicked on, and then it's grouped by ad name, it lumps all non-clicked > ads into one row. What I need is to see each ad on a separate row, which is > what I thought a LEFT JOIN was supposed to do. > > Any suggestions? > > Thanks, > > -Lisi > > > At 11:07 AM 1/9/03 +0100, Ignatius Reilly wrote: > >problem 1: > >move the WHERE clauses to the ON clauses > > > >problem 2: > >Obviously your intent with " COUNT(ads_clickrate.date) " is to count the > >number of non-null occurences of click. But COUNT() is not the appropriate > >function to do this (it will simply give you the number of rows inside a > >group). > > > >Try replacing COUNT(ads_clickrate.date) by SUM( IF( ads_clickrate.date IS > >NULL, 0, 1 ) ) > > > >HTH > >Ignatius > >____________________________________________ > >----- Original Message ----- > >From: "Lisi" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > >To: "PHP-DB" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > >Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 10:44 AM > >Subject: [PHP-DB] LEFT JOIN not working > > > > > > > I have a page with many ads that stores both the number of times an ad is > > > displayed and how many times it gets clicked. These are stored in two > > > different tables (since different information is stored for each) but both > > > have identical name columns. I am trying to display both # times displayed > > > and # times clicked in the same table in an admin page. > > > > > > Here is my query: > > > > > > SELECT ads_clickrate.name, ads_clickrate.link, SUM(ads_displayrate.count) > > > as display, COUNT(ads_clickrate.date) as click FROM ads_displayrate LEFT > > > JOIN ads_clickrate ON ads_displayrate.name = ads_clickrate.name WHERE > > > YEAR(ads_clickrate.date) = '2003' AND MONTH(ads_clickrate.date) = '01' > > > GROUP BY ads_clickrate.name ORDER BY ads_clickrate.name > > > > > > I want to display for each ad the number of times displayed, and then > > > number of times clicked if applicable, if not 0. > > > > > > The query is only returning rows for ads that have been clicked on. Is the > > > problem because I have a COUNT column for one table, with a group by? Is > > > this causing the display to be grouped also? > > > > > > If you need more information how the table is set up let me know, I'm > > > really stumped here. > > > > > > Thanks, > > > > > > -Lisi > > > > > > > > > -- > > > PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > > > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > > > > > > > > -- > PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > >
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