SQL | Archived exercise | CTE for Spielberg films and actors

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Archived  (70 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SQL training
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The aim of this exercise is to display all of the actors who have appeared in films directed by Spielberg, but we'll do it in two passes, using a CTE:

SQL exercise - Derived tables and CTEs (image 1)

The first few rows of the 24 actors we should see at the end

Yes, you could do this all with a single SELECT statement, but using the CTE - arguably - makes the whole thing easier to understand.

To accomplish this:

  • create a CTE which shows all of the films directed by Spielberg; then
  • link the results of this CTE to the tblCast and tblActor tables to show the results above

When you've finished, save this query as Spielberg, then close it down.

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