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Simulating procedural logic
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Sometimes I see people having great difficulties in describing how to fetch data for a report.They are unable to reason by sets and tend to describe things in procedural terms.Here I'm posting a small example of how you can write a query that reproduces that procedural reasoning and lets the optimizer do the work of translating it into efficient SQL.Say someone has a table structure like this, a

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