Matt is certainly on the right track... but you don't need a CASE statement...
select A.grading, ISNULL(NULLIF(count(B.IDno),0),COUNT(B.IDno)) as myCount
left join B on A.fkIDno = B.IDno and A.grading = 1
left join C on A.fkIDno = C.IDno and A.grading = 2
Where A.grading > 3
As a sidebar, I used ISNULL instead of COALESCE because ISNULL is a bit faster across a million rows. If you believe in the MYTH of code portability, then you should change it back to COALESCE. :-P
is pronounced ree-bar and is a Modenism for R
First step towards the paradigm shift of writing Set Based code: Stop thinking about what you want to do to a row... think, instead, of what you want to do to a column.
Although they tell us that they want it real bad, our primary goal is to ensure that we dont actually give it to them that way.
Although change is inevitable, change for the better is not.
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