sql – TSQL, counting pairs of values in a table – Education Career Blog

Given a table in the format of

ID   Forename    Surname
1    John        Doe
2    Jane        Doe
3    Bob         Smith
4    John        Doe

How would you go about getting the output

Forename  Surname  Count
John      Doe      2
Jane      Doe      1
Bob       Smith    1

For a single column I would just use count, but am unsure how to apply that for multiple ones.


SELECT Forename, Surname, COUNT(*) FROM YourTable GROUP BY Forename, Surname


I think this should work:

SELECT Forename, Surname, COUNT(1) AS Num 
GROUP BY Forename, Surname

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