Is it possible to specify condition in Count()?

Is it possible to specify a condition in Count()? I would like to count only the rows that have, for example, “Manager” in the Position column.

I want to do it in the count statement, not using WHERE; I’m asking about it because I need to count both Managers and Other in the same SELECT (something like Count(Position = Manager), Count(Position = Other)) so WHERE is no use for me in this example.


Answer

If you can’t just limit the query itself with a where clause, you can use the fact that the count aggregate only counts the non-null values:

select count(case Position when 'Manager' then 1 else null end)
from ...

You can also use the sum aggregate in a similar way:

select sum(case Position when 'Manager' then 1 else 0 end)
from ...

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