SQL | Archived exercise | List events with most recent first

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Archived  (70 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
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If you haven't already got it set up in SQL server, restore the Historical Events database from the above folder.

Create a query to list out the following columns from the tblEvent table:

  • EventName
  • EventDate

Your rows should appear in date order, with the most recent event coming first.

SQL exercise - Simple Queries (image 1)

The last event in our database was on 14th November 2007

Make sure you've included comments in your query, and indented it sensibly

Save this query as Listing events in reverse date order, then close it down.

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