SQL | Aggregation and grouping exercise | Show the number of events for each category

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Aggregation and grouping  (8 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> SQL training
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Create a query which:

  • groups by the category name from the category table; and
  • counts the number of events for each.

You'll need to create a join between the tblCategory and tblEvent tables to do this.

Here's what you should see if you sort your query to show the categories with most events first:

First few events

The first few categories returned by your query. Politics trumps everything.


Save this query as Politics and disaster, then close it down.

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23 Sep 21 at 12:34

select c.CategoryName as Category_Name

  , count(c.CategoryName) as Number_of_events

from [dbo].[tblEvent] e

left join [dbo].[tblCategory] c

on e.CategoryID = c.CategoryID

group by c.CategoryName

order by Number_of_events desc


23 Oct 21 at 19:35