equivalent to DISTINCT ON (with SUM()) for in-memory SQLite

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Thu Jan 7 20:41:24 EST 2016

I think this will work

SELECT sum(due) from mytable WHERE <whatever> ORDER BY cname || caddr GROUP
BY cname || caddr

GROUP may have to come before ORDER, don't remember.

On Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 4:32 PM Dr. Hawkins <dochawk at gmail.com> wrote:

> I need to sum amounts and return keys where other fields are the same on an
> in-memory database.
> I have my own unique key uniqDna, fields cname and cadr, and numeric field
> due
> I want to SUM(due) for each unique cname||cadr, and get get the
> corresponding keys.
> DISTINCT ON would due this, but it's not supported by SQLite.
> At the moment, I'm not seeing any approach other than returning them all,
> and using cname||cadr as a matrix key, and summing myself.
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