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Hello Every One ,
i have a query that extracts the sales per hour in a particular time period
to know in which hour of the day does the business thrive and in which does it struggle

the query goes like this :

select top(24) Datepart(HOUR,inv.invoiceDate) as Hr , sum(iif(inv.invoicetype=1,inv.totalafterdiscount , -inv.totalafterdiscount)) as Amount
    from Invoices inv
    where (inv.invoicetype = 1 or inv.invoicetype = 3) and = @storeid and  (inv.invoicedate between @StartDate and @EndDate)
    group by Datepart(HOUR,inv.invoiceDate)
    order by Hr

the problem is that the hours in which no sales happened doesn't appear in result
which is very understandable given the way the query is written

what i want is to make the hours in which no sales took place appear in the result with amount value of zero

how can i achieve that ?

Thanks every one for taking time to read this and for helping me ,
really appreciated.
Updated 15-May-15 16:28pm

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Solution 1

There are a number of ways, but you could create a small table of hours with an inclusive join and setting null to zero or union all the two tables and group results by hour. You could just add the hour result via code and group.

Ahmad_kelany 16-May-15 0:14am
thanks very much
have a very nice day

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