HackerRank: [SQL Question for LinkedIn] BANK ACCOUNTS SUMMARY | MySQL Solution by APDaga

HackerRank: [SQL Question for LinkedIn] BANK ACCOUNTS SUMMARY | MySQL Solution by APDaga
I came across a SQL question by HackerRank

Here I am providing my solution to the problem "Bank Accounts Summary".

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SQL Problem Statement:

Virtual World Bank (VWB) helps its users in making online payments using virtual payment address (vpa). It maintains its customer details like name, vpa and credit limit in the table user_financial_detail

Each user can easily transfer money from his/her account to another VWB user's account by using his/her uniquely assigned vpa and receipt user's vpa. The VWB records all such transactions in the table transaction_log, storing information such as the sender's vpa, receipient's vpa and the amount transferred. 

VWB wants to find out the current balance of all the users who have ever transacted and check whether they have breached their credit limit.

Write a query that prints this information for all the users present in the table user_finincial_detail in the following format: name | vpa | current_balance | credit_limit_breached

The credit_limit_breached column should contain either 'YES' or 'NO'. If the user is overdrawn by more than the credit limit, return 'YES' in this column. Otherwise, return 'NO'.

The order of output does not matter.


There are 2 Tables: user_financial_detail, transaction_log.

user_financial_detail schema

transaction_log schema

Sample Data Tables:

user_financial_detail data

transaction_log data

Sample Output:

Shea Caldwell shea.caldwell@vwb 9161 NO
Martena Leblanc martena.leblanc@vwb -7972 NO
Tashya Riley tashya.reley@vwb -1189 NO


  • Shea Caldwell with vpa shea.caldwell@vwb has a current balance of 9161 and has not breached the credit limit of 5000. She has received 24173 (5700 + 18473) and sent 15012 as transfer amounts.

  • Martena Leblanc with vpa martena.leblanc@vwb has a current balance of -7972 and has not breached the credit limit of 10000. She has received 10883 and sent 18855 (13155 + 5700) as transfer amounts.

  • Tashya Riley with vpa tashya.riley@vwb has a current balance of -1189 and has not breached the credit limit of 25000. She has received 28167 (13155 + 15012) and sent 29356 (10883 + 18473) as transfer amounts.

Solution: (MySQL Query):

SELECT first_name, last_name, vpa,
       IFNULL(in_amt,0) - IFNULL(out_amt,0) AS current_balance,
       CASE WHEN (credit_limit + IFNULL(in_amt,0) - IFNULL(out_amt,0)) < 0
       THEN 'YES'
           ELSE 'NO'
       END AS credit_limit_breached
FROM user_financial_detail u
	SELECT paid_by,
	       SUM(amount) as out_amt
	FROM transaction_log
	GROUP BY paid_by
) out_tran ON u.vpa = out_tran.paid_by
	SELECT paid_to,
	       SUM(amount) as in_amt
	FROM transaction_log
	GROUP BY paid_to
) in_tran ON u.vpa = in_tran.paid_to

  • in_tran table have all the in-transactions (credit entries) by all the users (vpa)

  • out_tran table have all the out-transactions (debit entries) by all the users (vpa)

  • Current Balance = Total Amount Credited - Total Amount Debited

  • If (Credit_Limit + Total Amount Credited - Total Amount Debited) < 0 Then we mark Credit_limit_breached as 'YES' otherwise 'NO'

  • CASE WHEN is used to just like IF... Else... in other programming languages.

  • LEFT JOIN returns all the records from the left table with records that have matching values in the right table.

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