I have around 20 tables in my database. I want to count every row of every table using COUNT and get a total. I have tried doing a separate select statement for each table then using UNION but I cannot find a way to join the results to get just one total number. Another thing I want to mention is that a lot of the tables are empty, but will later have data in them. Could someone please give me an idea of what kind of query to do? Thanks.
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does this work?
SELECT COUNT(x.*) AS countx, COUNT(y.*) AS county, COUNT(z.*) AS countz, (countx+county+countz) AS total FROM mytable1 AS x, mytable2 AS y, mytable3 AS x
Edit: No. but the following works
SELECT countx+county+countz AS total FROM (SELECT COUNT( * ) AS countx FROM …
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