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Counting the number of rows in a table in MySQL

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We can count the number of rows in a table in MySQL using the COUNT(~) aggregate function.

Example

Consider the following table about whether students hold a drivers license:

student_id

full_name

age

has_license

1

Sky Towner

17

0

2

Ben Davis

19

1

3

Travis Apple

18

0

4

Arthur David

16

0

5

Benjamin Town

17

1

The above sample table can be created using the code here.

To count the number of records in the drivers_license table:

SELECT COUNT(*) FROM drivers_license;
+----------+
| COUNT(*) |
+----------+
| 5 |
+----------+
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