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an exercise in 06-agg implies group_concat has an ordering feature #180

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DanielBaird opened this Issue Jul 18, 2017 · 1 comment

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DanielBaird commented Jul 18, 2017

The last exercise in episode 06 Aggregation demonstrates a group_concat and asks if there's a way to order the concatenated items.

As far as I can tell SQLite doesn't have a way to order group_concat without doing a subquery, and the lesson doesn't teach subqueries. The MySQL version of group_concat does have an order by option; I suspect this exercise is left over from a MySQL version of the lesson.

The simplest resolution would be to remove the exercise, but ideally it can be re-written with a different challenge.

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kokbent commented Aug 15, 2017

Agreed with this. Was searching high and low for solution for this only to find out that sqlite's group_concat doesn't do order by

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