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Hello:

I have a table where a column called ActiveStatus (of datatype 'bit') I am trying to run a query on may contain values Boolean values or NULL. Which means, if there are 10 rows in the table, a likely scenario would have 5 NULLs, 2 FALSEs, and 3 TRUEs.

Another possible case would be where there are 5 FALSEs, and 5 NULLs. i.e. No TRUEs.

I am trying to get the number of rows for each ActiveStatus type using a query like below:

SELECT	   COUNT(ActiveStatus)
FROM	   tblUserData
GROUP BY   ActiveStatus

I am then using this query to display the data using a server-side language by essentially using something like:
#NULLs: Display value in Row 1 of the query
#FALSEs: Display value in Row 2 of the query
#TRUEs: Display value in Row 3 of the query

Is this the best way to achieve what I am trying to? Here's why I ask:
The number of different types of values of the ActiveStatus columns can vary - sometimes TRUE, FALSE, and NULL; other times only TRUE, and NULL; still other times only TRUE, and FALSE and so on. Therefore, there is a possibility that my front-end script might bomb because there may not *be* a Row 3 to display.

What's the best way to get this done?

Hope I was clear about my problem.

Thanks!

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Last Post by Momerath
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Make the query

SELECT   ActiveStatus, Count(ActiveStatus)
FROM     tblUserData
GROUP BY ActiveStatus

Your front end script can then get which status the row is and how many times it occurs.

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