FAQ: Advanced Aggregates - Daily Counts

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SQL: Analyzing Business Metrics

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This doesn’t really get a count, it gets a list.
Wouldn’t it be more practical to put the DATE(ordered at) enclosed into a COUNT() in order to get a count of the orders?

Agreed- the question is misleading.

It says “Let’s get a count of daily orders”, which makes us think you want to see a COUNT() function, but the question actually asks for: “Complete the query… TO CAST THE TIMESTAMPS IN ordered_at TO DATES”.

To Codeacademy: This question is poorly worded. Please revise for future students.

The question asked is solved by the following, which is ‘incorrect’ to the bot

SELECT DISTINCT(date(ordered_at)), COUNT(*) FROM orders GROUP BY 1 ORDER BY 1 LIMIT 10;

Agreed that the question is horrible worded

SELECT date(ordered_at) FROM orders ORDER BY 1 LIMIT 100;
^^ this solves the question, without providing any COUNT or the orders,…just dates.