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- Counting survey votes
July 1, 2007, 5:44 pm
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Constructed a fairly big table with 20 rows, most of which are
TINYINTs based on user selection for a dropdown box. This is the form:
Each field obviously corresponds to a row in the table, and the
majority are integers indicating the user's selection.
My issue is how to do meaningful stuff with the stored data. I believe
I need to use GROUP BY functionality but I'm not certain - how can I
calculate, say, the number of "1" ('Excellent') values for the field
Re: Counting survey votes
This doesn't really have that much to do with PHP; it's more related to
SQL and databases in general.
select count(*) from survey where writing_quality=1;
If you want the whole distribution of votes:
select writing_quality, count(writing_quality) from survey group by writing_quality;
which will get you a list of writing_quality values and the number
of votes that gave that value, e.g.:
(note: it seems nobody voted "6", so it is not listed).
If you want an overall average:
select avg(writing_quality) from survey;
which might give you 2.8 as an average.
You can also try things like:
select avg(writing_quality) from survey where sex = 'Male' and age >= 20 and age < 30;
which gives you a score from a specific segment of your users.