SQL | Table-valued functions exercise | Table function to summarise a continent for month

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Table-valued functions  (6 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SQL training
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  2. Open the SQL file you've just unzipped (you can press CTRL + O to do this); then
  3. Execute this script.

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The aim of this exercise is to create a function that returns summary information about a given continent during a chosen month.  For example, you should be able to run this command:

SELECT * FROM dbo.fnContinentSummary('Europe','April')

Passing in Europe and April like this should give the following results:

Count aggregate within Inline function.

April unsurprisingly is an important month.

To do this, you will need to join the tblCategory, tblEvent, tblCountry and tblContinent tables together, and select COUNT(DISTINCT()) from each table.  To help you, here's what your function code should look like:


(@Para1 DataType, @Para2 DataType)




--Select statement that will form the table

Optionally save your query as Counting By Continents.sql then close it down.

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