Exercise: List out the events in world history in date order

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Category ==> SQL  (192 exercises)
Topic ==> Simple Queries  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Course ==> Introduction to SQL
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  1. Go into SQL Server Management Studio;
  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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Create a query to list out the following columns from the tblEvent table, with the most recent first (for which you'll need to use an ORDER BY clause):

  • The event name
  • The event date

You get bonus points for indenting the various parts of your query, and sprinkling it with comments!

Here's what your query should show when you run it:

First few events

The first few events - the database stops at the end of 2016.

 

Save this query as What a way to start.sql, then close it down.

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