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JSW 2012 Vol.7(5): 1099-1102 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.7.5.1099-1102

Percentage Aggregation Functions by Extending SQL

Jie Xiao, Yan Zhu, JinLing Luo, and FenShi Zeng
Department of Information Science & Engineering, Hunan First Normal University, Changsha, 410205, China

Abstract—Current SQL aggregation functions have evident limitations for computing percentages, for which this paper proposes two SQL aggregation functions. The two novel aggregation functions are easy to use, which have wide applicability and can be efficiently evaluated. They may be used as a framework to study percentage queries and to generate efficient SQL code. Experiments compare our proposed percentage aggregations against queries using OLAP aggregations. The results show that both proposed aggregations are significantly faster than existing OLAP aggregate functions.

Index Terms—Relation database, SQL, Query process, Aggregate function, Percentage aggregation

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Cite: Jie Xiao, Yan Zhu, JinLing Luo, and FenShi Zeng, "Percentage Aggregation Functions by Extending SQL," Journal of Software vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 1099-1102, 2012.

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