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SQL | Dynamic SQL exercise | Filtering using list variables with Dynamic SQL
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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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Create a comma-delimited list variable containing all of the names of events that occurred in your decade of birth. Use LEFT to remove the extra comma, and QUOTENAME to add apostrophes.
This owl's generation is between 1980 and 1989, resulting in 72 events.
Now use this list to filter another select statement which shows all of (*) the information about those events from the event table. You will need to use dynamic SQL:
The top 5 results for the same owl.
Optionally save this as It's a generational thing.sql and close it down.