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APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT

APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT

Description

Syntax

APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT (expr)

Returns an approximate aggregation function similar to the result of COUNT (DISTINCT col).

It combines COUNT and DISTINCT faster and uses fixed-size memory, so less memory can be used for columns with high cardinality.

example

MySQL > select approx_count_distinct(query_id) from log_statis group by datetime;
+-----------------+
| approx_count_distinct(`query_id`) |
+-----------------+
| 17721 |
+-----------------+

keywords

APPROX_COUNT_DISTINCT