SQL | Subqueries exercise | Show countries with more than 8 events, using a subquery

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Write a query which lists out countries which have more than 8 events, using a correlated subquery rather than HAVING

That is: list the names of countries from the countries table where for each country the number of events matching the country's id is more than 8.

If you list the countries in alphabetical order, you should get:

Countries with events

Although your query should be easy to read, one disadvantage is that you can't see how many events there were for each country.


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20 Nov 20 at 06:23

This is also a perfect output:

SELECT A.CountryName
FROM TblCountry A 
FROM tblEvent TE 
GROUP BY TE.CountryID HAVING COUNT(TE.EventID) > 8) B ON A.CountryID = B.CountryID

27 Jun 20 at 17:55

We can get the country name and no of event occured  without even using a subquery:

select distinct count([EventName]) as No_of_event,[CountryName] from [tblEvent] e
inner join [dbo].[tblCountry]  c on e.CountryID = c.CountryID
group by [CountryName]
having count([EventName]) >8

11 Jun 20 at 15:56

Not a big deal to show also the numbers of events per country:

select c.CountryName , (select count(*)    from tblEvent where CountryID = C.CountryID) [Number of events]
from tblCountry c

12 Apr 20 at 23:38

Couldn't do it without using HAVING in the subquery :-(
Anyone has any ideas?

DISTINCT cntr.CountryName
    tblEvent evnt
    INNER JOIN tblCountry cntr
    ON evnt.CountryID = cntr.CountryID
WHERE evnt.CountryID IN
--countryID for countries that has more than 8 events
        --,count(evnt.EventID) AS [Number of events]
            tblEvent evnt
            INNER JOIN tblCountry cntr
            ON evnt.CountryID = cntr.CountryID
        GROUP BY
        count(evnt.EventID) > 8

16 Apr 20 at 18:01


Looks like this is working:

    tblCountry c
    8 < (
            tblEvent e
            e.CountryID = c.CountryID
Order By

21 Apr 20 at 16:44

Got it.