SELECT - HAVING (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)yesAzure SQL DatabaseyesAzure SQL Data Warehouse yesParallel Data Warehouse

Specifies a search condition for a group or an aggregate. HAVING can be used only with the SELECT statement. HAVING is typically used with a GROUP BY clause. When GROUP BY is not used, there is an implicit single, aggregated group.

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Syntax

[ HAVING <search condition> ]  

Arguments

<search_condition> Specifies one or more predicates for groups and/or aggregates to meet. For more information about search conditions and predicates, see Search Condition (Transact-SQL).

The text, image, and ntext data types cannot be used in a HAVING clause.

Examples

The following example that uses a simple HAVING clause retrieves the total for each SalesOrderID from the SalesOrderDetail table that exceeds $100000.00.

USE AdventureWorks2012 ;  
GO  
SELECT SalesOrderID, SUM(LineTotal) AS SubTotal  
FROM Sales.SalesOrderDetail  
GROUP BY SalesOrderID  
HAVING SUM(LineTotal) > 100000.00  
ORDER BY SalesOrderID ;  

Examples: Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Parallel Data Warehouse

The following example uses a HAVING clause to retrieve the total for each SalesAmount from the FactInternetSales table when the OrderDateKey is in the year 2004 or later.

-- Uses AdventureWorks  

SELECT OrderDateKey, SUM(SalesAmount) AS TotalSales   
FROM FactInternetSales  
GROUP BY OrderDateKey   
HAVING SUM(SalesAmount) > 80000  
ORDER BY OrderDateKey;  

See Also

GROUP BY (Transact-SQL)
WHERE (Transact-SQL)