SQL | Temporary tables and table variables exercise | Put the "best" Doctor Who episodes into a separate table.

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Temporary tables and table variables  (9 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SQL training
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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 create a single table containing all of the "best" Doctor Who episodes (ie those featuring Karen Gillan as Amy Pond and/or those written by Steven Moffat).

You're welcome to use your own criteria for what constitutes a good episode, but you will get different results if you do!

First, create either a temporary table or table variable to hold the best episodes, and use SQL to insert into this all of the Doctor Who episodes written by Steven Moffat:

Steven Moffat episodes

The first few Steven Moffat episodes

Now write another statement to add in the episodes featuring Amy Pond.  Here are the tables that you'll need:

The 3 tables

You'll need to join these 3 tables together

When you show all of the rows in your table, you should now have 65 episodes (although some of them are duplicates).  Write a query to show in alphabetical order the 15 episodes which feature more than once in your table:

The first few episodes

The first few of the 15 episodes written by Steven Moffat and featuring Amy Pond (double goodness!).

Optionally, save this query as Best episodes.sql, then close it down.

You can unzip this file to see the answers to this exercise, although please remember this is for your personal use only.
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