SQL | Table-valued functions exercise | An inline table-valued fn to show events for a year

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Table-valued functions  (6 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> SQL training
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The aim of this exercise is to create a table-valued function to show events for any given year.  For example, you should be able to run this query:




dbo.fnEventsForYear(1918) AS e

To show the events which took place in 1918:

Events in 1918

The events which take place in this year.

To help you, here is the syntax of a table-valued function:


@Parameter datatype






If you get this working, create another query which joins to the results of your table-valued function to show the category and country for each event in a given year:

Country and category

What you should see for 1918.

Optionally, save all this as Annual events, then close down your query.

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