Average Post Hiatus (Part 1)
Given a table of Facebook posts, for each user who posted at least twice in 2021, write a query to find the number of days between each user’s first post of the year and last post of the year in the year 2021. Output the user and number of the days between each user's first and last post.
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|151652||599415||07/10/2021 12:00:00||Need a hug|
|661093||624356||07/29/2021 13:00:00||Bed. Class 8-12. Work 12-3. Gym 3-5 or 6. Then class 6-10. Another day that's gonna fly by. I miss my girlfriend|
|004239||784254||07/04/2021 11:00:00||Happy 4th of July!|
|661093||442560||07/08/2021 14:00:00||Just going to cry myself to sleep after watching Marley and Me.|
|151652||111766||07/12/2021 19:00:00||I'm so done with covid - need travelling ASAP!|
First, we can use and clauses on the column to retrieve the dates for the first and the last post, and then substract one from another accordingly.
As we are asked to find the difference on a user basis for the year 2021, it is important to the results by user_id, and then filter for the year 2021. To do so, we can use function, which - as the name suggests - retrieves a part from input date. Thus, in our scenario it is the post_date variable. For more use cases, read more here.
Lastly, to filter out the users who have only posted once during the year, we can use clause with the of posts over 1