Exercise: Combine criteria to show possibly watery post-1970 events!

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Category ==> SQL  (192 exercises)
Topic ==> Setting criteria using WHERE  (5 exercises)
Level ==> Harder than average
Course ==> Introduction to SQL
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First show a list of all events which might have something to do water.  The Wise Owl interpretation of this is that one or more of the following is true:

  • They take place in one of the island countries (8, 22, 30 and 35, corresponding to Japan, the Marshall Islands, Cuba and Sri Lanka respectively)
  • Their EventDetails column contains the word Water (not the text Water, but the word)
  • Their category is number 4 (Natural World)

This should return 11 rows.  Now add a criterion to show only those events which happened since 1970 (you may need to use parentheses to get this to give the correct answer).

Here's what you should see as a result:

The results

The final results from running this complicated query.

Save this as Somewhat contrived, then close it down.

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07 Sep 17 at 10:03

cannot solve it

select EventName, EventDetails, EventDate from tblEvent where  (CountryID = 8 or CountryID = 22 or CountryID = 30 or CountryID = 35) or EventDetails = '%water%' or CategoryID = 4 and year(EventDate) >= 1970

07 Sep 17 at 16:47

You need to put LIKE and not =:

EventDetails LIKE '%water%'

This will show rows where the event details match the pattern contained in the text string.

05 Nov 17 at 07:27

Hi

Correct answer is:

EventDetails like '% water %'  

with spaces around.  You are looking for the word water , not any text with water in it.

Full query:

select * from tblEvent
where (CountryID in(8,22,30,35) or
EventDetails like '% water %' or
CategoryID = 4) and EventDate > '1970-01-01'

18 Jul 17 at 09:55

Combine criteria to show possibly watery post-1970 events!

Thee are only 4 events under the CategoryID 4. How come you have five in your solution?

30 Jul 17 at 10:02

The clue is in the question!

"one OR more of the following is true"