Can you use an alias in the WHERE clause in mysql?

You could use a HAVING clause, which can see the aliases, e.g.

 HAVING avg_rating>5

but in a where clause you’ll need to repeat your expression, e.g.

 WHERE (sum(reviews.rev_rating)/count(reviews.rev_id))>5

BUT! Not all expressions will be allowed – using an aggregating function like SUM will not work, in which case you’ll need to use a HAVING clause.

From the MySQL Manual:

It is not allowable to refer to a
column alias in a WHERE clause,
because the column value might not yet
be determined when the WHERE clause
is executed. See Section B.1.5.4,
“Problems with Column Aliases”

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