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decode with group by

decode with group by

decode with group by

I have a select stmt. with decode and a sum.   when I put the decode in the group by clause, it says "not a group by expression".   when I put the columns from the decode in the group by clause, it says "not a group by expression".
when I put the alias for the decoded value in the group by
clause, it says "not a group by expression".  how do I fix this?



RE: decode with group by

i wonder if you would be so kind as to re-post this question in the oracle forum (as i believe DECODE is oracle only)

this is the ANSI SQL forum

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RE: decode with group by

r937 is correct - DECODE is an Oracle beast, so this should be in the appropriate Oracle forum.  With that said, I would also note that the following works fine:


select decode(open_flag, 'Y','Yes','No'), count(*)
from oe_order_headers_all
group by decode(open_flag, 'Y','Yes','No');
so I believe this is how you fix it.

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