Published on: 24 September, 2013

SQL COUNT()

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Example Customer Table

The following data table is for example only. Let's use COUNT() function to get the total rows/records from a customer table. The column we going to use are the Name and Age columns.

ID Name Age
1 Thomas Anderson 45
2 Andrew Golden 38
3 Ken Tom 30
4 Andrew Golden 36
5 Timothy Kirk 32
6 Kelly Smith NULL

Example of Running SQL Query

SELECT COUNT(Name) AS Total
FROM Customers

After running the above query, it will return the following result.

Total
6

Another example

Let's do another count to a column that contains a NULL value.

SELECT COUNT(Age) AS Total
FROM Customers

After running the above query, it will return the following result.

Total
5
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