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SQL | Temporary tables and table variables exercise | Compile a table of all Dr Who contacts using a table variable
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First (if you haven't already done so) run the script shown above to generate the Doctor Who training database.
The aim of this exercise is to put all of the Doctors, companions and enemies into a single table variable called @characters. You should then be able to list out this table's rows:
-- show results
SELECT * FROM @characters
ORDER BY CharacterName DESC
This will give the following:
The first "few characters", in reverse alphabetical order. Lots of help is given below!
To start with, create a table containing the following three columns:
|CharacterId||int||The id number of the doctor, companion or enemy|
|CharacterName||varchar(100)||The name of the doctor, companion or enemy|
|CharacterType||varchar(100)||Which of the 3 types of character this is|
The syntax of how to create a table variable like this is as follows:
-- create a table variable
DECLARE @TableVariableName TABLE(
Now insert the doctors into this table from the tblDoctor table. The syntax for how to do this is as follows:
-- append rows into existing table
INSERT INTO @TableVariableName(
Repeat this twice more to insert the companions and enemies into the table, so that you can run the query shown at the start of this exercise to list out the 109 rows in the @characters table.
Optionally, save your query as Strange bedfellows 2.sql, then close it down.