SQL | Calculations exercise | Concatenate text to show events with their categories

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Calculations  (7 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SQL training
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Create a query to list out for each event the category number that it belongs to:

Ukraine events

Apply a WHERE criteria to show only those events in country number 1 (Ukraine).


This is harder than it looks!  You'll need to use the + symbol to join the following bits of text together:

  • The event name
  • An opening parenthesis, followed by the word category
  • The category number (but you'll need to cast this as a string of text)
  • The closing parenthesis

The syntax of the CAST function is:

CAST ( Something AS DataType)

When you've got this working, save this query as Events by category, and close it down.

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26 May 22 at 16:30

CONCAT(EventName , '(', 'Catgeory',' ', CategoryID  , ')') AS [Event(Category)] ,
WHERE CountryID = 1

05 Feb 22 at 06:26

My Solution:

Select EventName +' (category ' + Cast(CategoryID as nvarchar(10)) + ')' as [Event (category)], EventDate from tblEvent

Where CountryID = 1

03 Dec 21 at 12:04

SELECT Concat(EventName, ' (' , CategoryID , ') ')
FROM tblEvent
WHERE CountryID = 1


SELECT EventName +  ' (' + Convert(Varchar(2),CategoryID) + ')'
FROM tblEvent
WHERE CountryID = 1

SELECT EventName + ' (' + Cast(CategoryID as varchar(2)) + ')'
FROM tblEvent
WHERE CountryID = 1



22 Dec 19 at 20:34

we could use CONCAT function as well:- thanks :)

SELECT CONCAT(EventName,' ', '(', 'category ', CategoryID, ')'), EventDate
FROM tblEvent
WHERE CountryID = 1;