Grouping Data With ROLLUP

Steve Jones shows how easy it is to use the ROLLUP function:

I was editing an article recently that talked about ROLLUP, and I wanted to play with this a bit more. I hadn’t used this much in my career, but it’s a handy operator that’s worth including in your toolkit.

ROLLUP is used to provide additional totals for your aggregates while using GROUP BY. Here’s a little example. I’ve got some data for American Football quaterbacks. In this case, I’ve extracted some stats for a few noteworthy players today.

I’ll probably end up using ROLLUP about once every three months and be very pleased when I remember that it exists.  I use GROUPING SETS more often and almost never use CUBE.

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