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Re: count(1) return 0?

From: Bill Moran <wmoran(at)potentialtech(dot)com>
To: Zak McGregor <zak(at)mighty(dot)co(dot)za>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: count(1) return 0?
Date: 2004-03-01 01:02:40
Message-ID: 40428BB0.2050407@potentialtech.com (view raw or flat)
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Zak McGregor wrote:
> On Sun, 29 Feb 2004 19:55:15 -0500
> Bill Moran <wmoran(at)potentialtech(dot)com> wrote:
> 
>>Not really sure I understand what you want, but try something like this:
>>
>>select case when count(*) > 0 then ''t'' else ''f'' end from ...
> 
> Unfortunately that does not work. When the resultset contains no records
> whatsoever, I get no rows at all - so on case...else sort of expression within
> the select itself will work.
> 
> What I am looking for is a way to select "0" if no rows are returned, or the
> total number of rows returned from the query otherwise.

I suspect that I still don't understand what you're trying to do, but ...

select case when count(*) > 0 then 1 else 0 end from ...

Was what I should have suggested.

-- 
Bill Moran
Potential Technologies
http://www.potentialtech.com


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