SQLite Group By

SQLite GROUP BY is a way to group together rows with similar values. You can use it to find duplicate values, or to see which values are most common.

There are some things to keep in mind when using the SQLite GROUP BY clause:

– You must use an aggregate function, such as COUNT(), SUM(), or AVG(), in conjunction with SQLite GROUP BY. This is because SQLite needs to return a single value for each group.
– If you don’t use an aggregate function, SQLite will return the first row in each group.
– You can use ORDER BY to control the order of the data that is returned.
– You can use HAVING to filter the groups based on a condition.


The SQLite group by clause has the following syntax:

SELECT column1, column2, COUNT(*)
FROM table_name
GROUP BY column1, column2;


For example, let’s say you have a table of data about customers. You might want to know how many customers there are in each city, or which city have the most customers. To do this, you would group the data by city and then count the number of rows in each group.

FROM customers
GROUP BY city;

You can use any columns in the table in the SQLite GROUP BY clause. However, it’s generally a good idea to only use the columns that you need. This will make your SQLite code simpler and more efficient.

In general, you should use SQLite GROUP BY when you need to find duplicate values or to see which values are most common. This is a powerful SQLite feature that can help you to analyze your data in new ways.