Exercise: Use variables to accumulate information about a given doctor

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Category ==> SQL  (115 exercises)
Topic ==> Variables  (8 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Course ==> Advanced SQL
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First (if you haven't already done so) run the script shown above to generate the Doctor Who training database.

Create a variable to hold a given doctor's number (choose between 9, 10, 11 and 12!):

-- a given doctor

DECLARE @DoctorNumber int = 9

The aim of this exercise is to use the SQL PRINT statement to show the following information about the doctor you've chosen:

Doctor Who details

The details for the doctor we've chosen.

 

To do tihs, first create a couple of variables and use these to work out the doctor's SQL Server row id number, and his name:

-- get the id number and name of this doctor

DECLARE @DoctorId int

DECLARE @DoctorName varchar(100)

Now create and set another variable to show how many episodes this doctor appeared in:

-- get number of episodes

DECLARE @NumberEpisodes int

You should now be able to print out the required details!

You can use PRINT '' to print a blank separator line.

Optionally, save your query as Doctor details.sql, then close it down.

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