[Solved] correct use of Group By function

How to optimize this SQL query?

In case you have your own slow SQL query, you can optimize it automatically here.

For the query above, the following recommendations will be helpful as part of the SQL tuning process.
You'll find 3 sections below:

  1. Description of the steps you can take to speed up the query.
  2. The optimal indexes for this query, which you can copy and create in your database.
  3. An automatically re-written query you can copy and execute in your database.
The optimization process and recommendations:
  1. Create Optimal Indexes (modified query below): The recommended indexes are an integral part of this optimization effort and should be created before testing the execution duration of the optimized query.
Optimal indexes for this query:
ALTER TABLE `itemmaster` ADD INDEX `itemmaster_idx_item` (`item`);
ALTER TABLE `saleitems` ADD INDEX `saleitems_idx_item_saledate` (`item`,`saledate`);
The optimized query:
        itemmaster.item AS item,
        stockbalance.qty AS total_stock,
        SUM(saleitems.saleqty) AS total_sales 
            ON stockbalance.item = itemmaster.item 
            ON saleitems.item = itemmaster.item 
        saleitems.saledate BETWEEN DATE_SUB(NOW(), INTERVAL 120 DAY) AND NOW() 
        AND (
        ) < (
            stockbalance.qty * 0.05

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