I've seen that question several times but I can't find out how to display the result. I have a movie database and I would like the count of each genre of movie in my top menu in a single MySQL query so my menu would display like this:
Total Movies (300) Drama (50) Comedy (75) Thriller (30) ...and so on...
I've found some MySQL query on this site but no one specify HOW to handle the counts after the SQL query. Something like this would probably work:
select genre, count(*) from movies group by genre
But how do I display the count for each value afterwards? Thank you very much!
Alias the count part so you have an easily accessible column name:
SELECT genre, count(*) AS nb_movies FROM movies GROUP BY genre
then you can access it like
Without the alias the aggregate column takes the name of the aggregate function call which produced it, so in your case it would be accessed like
select genre, count(*) AS total from movies group by genre
Use total as your count for eg.
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