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SQL | Derived tables and CTEs exercise | Using a simple CTE to filter data
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- Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
- Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
- Execute this script.
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The aim of this exercise is to use a CTE to hold some data, before joining another table to your CTE. Start by selecting only events which start with a letter between A and M.
This should return 300 rows - including the CategoryID column will allow us to join this CTE to the tblCategory table.
Now turn this SELECT statement into a CTE called First_Half_CTE. The layout will be something like this:
--Select goes here
Now extend your query to join the tblCategory table to the CTE in the same way as you would join a normal table:
This should return 300 categories (scroll down to see more cheerful events).
Optionally save this as Passing my CTE.sql and close it down