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SQL | Subqueries exercise | List events not in the last 30 countries or the last 15 categories
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Create a subquery to list out all of those events whose:
- Country id is not in the list of the last 30 country ids in alphabetical order; and
- Category id is not in the list of the last 15 category ids in alphabetical order.
You'll need to use the words NOT IN, as well as TOP N ... DESC.
Your query should list these 8 events (shown here in chronological order):
These events occurred in countries and categories coming early in the alphabet.
Save this query as Early events, then close it down.
Where CountryId NOT IN
Select Top 30 CountryID
Order By CountryName Desc
And CategoryID NOT IN
Select Top 15 CategoryID
Order By CategoryName Desc
INNER JOIN tblEvent
INNER JOIN tblCategory
WHERE tblCountry.CountryID NOT IN
(SELECT TOP 30 tblCountry.CountryID
ORDER BY CountryName DESC)
tblCategory.CategoryID NOT IN
(SELECT TOP 15 tblCategory.CategoryID
ORDER BY tblCategory.CategoryName DESC)
ORDER BY EventName DESC