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SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL, Second Edition by Michael J. Hernandez, John L. Viescas

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Sample Statements

Now that you know how to use various types of value expressions in the SELECT clause of a SELECT statement, let’s take a look, on the next few pages, at some examples using the tables from four of the sample databases. These examples illustrate the use of expressions to generate an output column.

We’ve also included sample result sets that would be returned by these operations and placed them immediately after the SQL syntax line. The name that appears immediately above a result set is the name we gave each query in the sample data on the companion CD you’ll find bound into the back of the book. We stored each query in the appropriate sample database (as indicated within the example) and prefixed the names of the queries relevant ...

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