17 Oct 18 · Ryan-Dallas ·       Add to Favorites  

Google BigQuery Error: Unrecognized name

With BigQuery, you cannot use the derived column within the same select clause. Instead, you will need to build another select clause on top of existing select and use the derived column for further calculations. Look at the below example:

You have a query in Google BigQuery that looks like this:

 SELECT client, begindate, enddate, 
 LAG(enddate,1) OVER (PARTITION BY client ORDER BY begindate, 
 client) AS lag,
 ROUND(DATE_DIFF(DATE(begindate), lag, DAY)) as diff
 FROM
 db LIMIT 100;

But it's throwing the error "Error: Unrecognized name: lag at ....."

Solution:

With BigQuery, you cannot use the derived column within the same select. You need to build another select on top of existing select where the derived field is present. Like given below,

SELECT client,begindate, enddate,lag,
ROUND(DATE_DIFF(DATE(begindate), lag, DAY)) as diff
FROM (
      SELECT client, begindate, enddate, 
      LAG(enddate,1) OVER (PARTITION BY client ORDER BY begindate, 
      client) AS lag, 
      FROM
      db LIMIT 100;
     ) AS t

Ryan-Dallas

posted on 17 Oct 18

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