Computer Science - Class 12
Solutions to CBSE Sample Paper - Computer Science Class 12

Differentiate between count() and count(*) functions in SQL with appropriate example.





Always used with a column name passed as argument and returns the count of the number of rows with non-null values in the column given as argument.

Returns the count of all rows in the table.



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COUNT DEPT NAME return 4 -Teachoo.png

COUNT DEPT NAME return 5 -Teachoo.png

  • COUNT(*) returns 5 since there are 5 records in the table DEPARTMENT.
  • COUNT(DEPT_NAME) return 4 since there is 1 null value in the column DEPT_NAME.

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