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Posted - 12/29/2012 :  16:13:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

the following query will find the total number of occurrences of every person_id in the attendance table, and list the figure and each person_id. Then when the second select runs to return the maximum and the person_id that has that maximum, its returning the maximum figure ok but then the person_id is just the first one in the count_temp table, regardless of which one has the highest total

select max(count), person_id
from (select person_id, count(person_id) as count
from attendance as a
group by a.person_id) as count_temp

can anyone see why?

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Posted - 12/30/2012 :  05:28:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You cannot run the above query as it will have the aggregate function using along in the second select also.
re-write like this

select top 1 count,person_id
from (select person_id, count(person_id) as count
from #tmp as a
group by a.person_id)
as count_temp order by count desc

hope this will solve your issue..
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