SQL queries

CDP Data Visualization SQL Query visual enables you to process SQL language queries using an enhanced visual editor for SQL authoring, including autocomplete.

We are working with dataset US County Population [data source samples.us_counties].

  1. Start a new visual based on dataset US County Population [data source samples.us_counties]; see Creating a visual.
  2. In the visuals menu, find and click queries.
    selecting radial chart type
  3. Note that the shelves of the visual changed. There is only one 'shelf': a large text box for entering the SQL statement.
    shelves of query visual type
  4. In the Enter/Edit SQL Expression modal window, enter the following text:
    SELECT 
        TA_0.`stname` as `State`, 
        TA_0.`ctyname` as `County`, 
        (sum((TA_0.`wa_male`))+sum((TA_0.`wa_female`))) as `White`, 
        (sum((TA_0.`ba_male`))+sum((TA_0.`ba_female`))) as `Black or African American`, 
        (sum((TA_0.`ia_male`))+sum((TA_0.`ia_female`))) as `American Indian and Alaska Native`, 
        (sum((TA_0.`aa_male`))+sum((TA_0.`aa_female`))) as `Asian`, 
        (sum((TA_0.`na_male`))+sum((TA_0.`na_female`))) as `Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander`, 
        (sum((TA_0.`tom_male`))+sum((TA_0.`tom_female`))) as `Two or More Races`, 
        sum((TA_0.`tot_pop`)) as `Total Population`
      FROM `samples`.`us_counties` TA_0
      GROUP BY 1, 2
      LIMIT 5000
    Entering an expression in the SQL Expression modal window
  5. Click Validate & Refresh.
  6. Change the title to County Populations, by State /County - Query.
    • Click (pencil icon) next to the title of the visualization to edit it, and enter the new name.

    • [Optional] Click (pencil icon) below the title of the visualization to add a brief description of the visual.

  7. At the top left corner of the Visual Designer, click Save.
  8. At the top left corner of the Visual Designer, click Close.

Note the appearance of the table created from the query:

As an example of using this visual, sort on the column Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander to see where most people of that ethnicity live. You may note that there is a very large population in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Salt Lake area.