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CakePHP 1.3 Application Development Cookbook by Mariano Iglesias

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Performing GROUP and COUNT queries

This recipe shows how to use CakePHP's built-in find types to perform relatively complex GROUP and COUNT queries, including the combination of both.

Getting ready

To go through this recipe we need some sample tables to work with.

  1. Create a table named users, using the following SQL statement:
    CREATE TABLE `users`(
    `id` INT UNSIGNED AUTO_INCREMENT NOT NULL,
    `name` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
    `email` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL,
    PRIMARY KEY(`id`)
    );
    
  2. Create a table named blogs, using the following SQL statement:
    CREATE TABLE `blogs`( `id` INT UNSIGNED AUTO_INCREMENT NOT NULL, `user_id` INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL, `name` VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY(`id`), KEY `user_id`(`user_id`), CONSTRAINT `blogs__users` FOREIGN KEY(`user_id`) ...

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