Step 7: Try example queries - Amazon Redshift


Step 7: Try example queries

Now, try some example queries, as shown following. For more information on working with the SELECT command, see SELECT in the Amazon Redshift Developer Guide.

-- Get definition for the sales table. SELECT * FROM pg_table_def WHERE tablename = 'sales'; -- Find total sales on a given calendar date. SELECT sum(qtysold) FROM sales, date WHERE sales.dateid = date.dateid AND caldate = '2008-01-05'; -- Find top 10 buyers by quantity. SELECT firstname, lastname, total_quantity FROM (SELECT buyerid, sum(qtysold) total_quantity FROM sales GROUP BY buyerid ORDER BY total_quantity desc limit 10) Q, users WHERE Q.buyerid = userid ORDER BY Q.total_quantity desc; -- Find events in the 99.9 percentile in terms of all time gross sales. SELECT eventname, total_price FROM (SELECT eventid, total_price, ntile(1000) over(order by total_price desc) as percentile FROM (SELECT eventid, sum(pricepaid) total_price FROM sales GROUP BY eventid)) Q, event E WHERE Q.eventid = E.eventid AND percentile = 1 ORDER BY total_price desc;