Exercise: Show the first 5 rows from events table, with column aliases

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Category ==> SQL  (156 exercises)
Topic ==> Simple Queries  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Course ==> Introduction to SQL
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Write a query to show the first 5 events (in date order) from the tblEvent table:

Query results

What your query should return.

There are a few things to notice about this:

  • You should give the columns aliases (What and Details in this case);
  • Use SELECT TOP 5 to limit the results to 5 rows;
  • Even though you're sorting by the event date, it doesn't have to be included in your results.

When you've got this working, save this query (pretentiously and inaccurately) as The dawn of history, and close it down.

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