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SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL, Fourth edition by John L. Viescas

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4Creating a Simple Query

“Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.”

—WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

Now that you’ve learned a little bit about the history of SQL, it’s time to jump right in and learn the language itself. As I mentioned in the Introduction, I’m going to spend most of this book covering the data manipulation portion of the language. So my initial focus will be on the true workhorse of SQL—the SELECT statement.

Introducing SELECT

Above all other keywords, ...

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