Last answered:

16 Dec 2021

Posted on:

05 Nov 2021


Regarding COUNT(*) function

The  " COUNT(column_name)"  would return the number of records in that particular field but if we use  "COUNT(*)" function, from which field are the number of records counted?
Thanks in advance!

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Posted on:

16 Dec 2021


Hi Meenakshi!
Thanks for reaching out.

The COUNT(*) returns the number of rows in a dataset using the SELECT statement. The function counts rows with NULL, duplicate, and non-NULL values. While, COUNT(column_name) counts the records only for this particular column, COUNT(*) counts all rows regardless the columns. All columns have the same length.

Hope this helps.

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