I remember when the only wind turbines I had ever seen were the ones off of I-65 in Indiana, part of an experiment at Purdue. Now there are over 59,000 of them. I’m not sure why the southeast isn’t participating, but this U.S. wind turbine database is cool.
I saw this “SQL joins as Venn diagrams” image on this Twitter page. To give attribution to the original author, it appears to have been created by C.L. Moffatt and documented in this Visual Representation of SQL Joins article. However, this article makes the case that Venn diagrams are not an accurate description of SQL joins.
When it comes to working as a business analyst, I’ve learned that there are just three things you need to keep in your mind when meeting with your customers (the project sponsor (gold owner) and domain experts (“goal donors”)) to gather requirements. These three thoughts will keep your meeting on track, lead you to the next question, and will help you know when your work is done.
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Here’s another ScalikeJdbc SQL SELECT example. If I remember right, this one doesn’t rely on a configuration file, it just uses the JDBC parameters shown:
As a brief note to self, I just used this SQL SELECT query to show both (a) master/summary information about each URL row in the
urls database table, and also (b) detail information in the form of the number of rows in the
url_clicks database table for each row in the
Play Framework example: A controller action that handles a SQL exception, creates a new Form, and has custom error messages
If you need to handle a unique constraint in a database table field when writing an add or edit process in a Play Framework application, I hope this example will be helpful. In the end I’ll show:
As a quick note to self, one way to implement paging in a Play Framework application is to use the
offset arguments in a MySQL query. This way you can show X number of objects on one web page, then give the user Next and Previous links so they can scroll backwards and forwards through the dataset.
To implement paging with a MySQL query, use the
offset query parameters, as shown in this example:
It’s embarrassing how long it took to get this to work, but if you ever need to select a single row from a database using Play Framework (version 2.6), Anorm, and
singleOpt, I hope this example is helpful, and will save you time and frustration:
Don’t tell anyone, but my SQL skills are pretty average these days, at best, mostly because I haven’t had to do anything hard in a while. But just now I was happy to write this little SQL SELECT query that does a GROUP BY, an ORDER BY, and a COUNT, yielding the results shown in the image:
select nid, count(nid) from term_node where tid in (3,1,11,10,9,8,7) group by nid order by count(nid) DESC
I’m going to use this query — or one very similar to it — to get a list of nodes (
nid) that have the most tag ids (
tid) from the list of
tid in the query. In theory, the nodes (blog posts) that have the most tags in common should be the most related to each other. So, in my Scrupal6 replacement for Drupal 6, this query is a way to get “related” content for a given blog post. (The
tid list shown comes from node id 4, so I need to also exclude
nid=4 from the results. I also need to add a
limit clause to the query.)
If you ever need to do a group by, order by, and count in one SQL query, I hope this example is helpful.