## Does distinct work with GROUP BY?

Well, GROUP BY and DISTINCT have their own use. GROUP BY cannot replace DISTINCT in some situations and DISTINCT cannot take place of GROUP BY. It is as per your choice and situation how you are optimizing both of them and choosing where to use GROUP BY and DISTINCT.

## Is SELECT distinct the same as GROUP BY?

DISTINCT is used to filter unique records out of all records in the table. It removes the duplicate rows. SELECT DISTINCT will always be the same, or faster than a GROUP BY.

**How do I count unique groups in SQL?**

DISTINCT COUNT(*) will return a row for each unique count. What you want is COUNT(DISTINCT ) : evaluates expression for each row in a group and returns the number of unique, non-null values.

**Can you use distinct and count together?**

Yes, you can use COUNT() and DISTINCT together to display the count of only distinct rows.

### Is select distinct slower than select?

Very few queries may perform faster in SELECT DISTINCT mode, and very few will perform slower (but not significantly slower) in SELECT DISTINCT mode but for the later case it is likely that the application may need to examine the duplicate cases, which shifts the performance and complexity burden to the application.

### Can distinct be used with count in SQL?

To count the number of different values that are stored in a given column, you simply need to designate the column you pass in to the COUNT function as DISTINCT . When given a column, COUNT returns the number of values in that column. Combining this with DISTINCT returns only the number of unique (and non-NULL) values.

**Can count be used without GROUP BY?**

Using COUNT, without GROUP BY clause will return a total count of a number of rows present in the table. Adding GROUP BY, we can COUNT total occurrences for each unique value present in the column.

**How do I select a distinct count?**

The correct syntax for using COUNT(DISTINCT) is: SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT Column1) FROM Table; The distinct count will be based off the column in parenthesis. The result set should only be one row, an integer/number of the column you’re counting distinct values of.

## What is the difference between Count distinct and distinct count?

Count would show a result of all records while count distinct will result in showing only distinct count. For instance, a table has 5 records as a,a,b,b,c then Count is 5 while Count distinct is 3.

## Why you shouldn’t use select distinct?

As a general rule, SELECT DISTINCT incurs a fair amount of overhead for the query. Hence, you should avoid it or use it sparingly. The idea of generating duplicate rows using JOIN just to remove them with SELECT DISTINCT is rather reminiscent of Sisyphus pushing a rock up a hill, only to have it roll back down again.

**Can you use count (*) without GROUP BY SQL?**

**How do I get a list of unique values in Excel?**

In Excel, there are several ways to filter for unique valuesâ€”or remove duplicate values:

- To filter for unique values, click Data > Sort & Filter > Advanced.
- To remove duplicate values, click Data > Data Tools > Remove Duplicates.

### Does GROUP BY eliminate duplicates?

GROUP BY does not remove duplicates.

### Is select distinct expensive?

In a table with million records, SQL Count Distinct might cause performance issues because a distinct count operator is a costly operator in the actual execution plan.

**Is SELECT distinct slow?**

**Does SELECT distinct remove duplicates?**

The go to solution for removing duplicate rows from your result sets is to include the distinct keyword in your select statement. It tells the query engine to remove duplicates to produce a result set in which every row is unique.

## Do I need to use GROUP BY with count?

We can use GROUP BY to group together rows that have the same value in the Animal column, while using COUNT() to find out how many ID’s we have in each group.