Erroneous statement-Quiz question based on DBMS

Jun 20, 2022


Why the following statement is erroneous?

SELECT dept_name, ID, avg (salary)
FROM instructor
GROUP BY dept_name;

a) Dept_id should not be used in group by clause
b) Group by clause is not valid in this query
c) Avg(salary) should not be selected
d) None

Correct option: A

Any property that does not occur in the group by clause must only appear in an aggregate function if it also appears in the select clause; otherwise, the query is considered incorrect.

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