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SQL SELECT Statement


The SQL SELECT Statement

The SELECT statement is used to select data from a database.

Example

Return data from the Customers table:

SELECT CustomerName, City FROM Customers;
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Syntax

SELECT column1, column2, ...
FROM table_name;

Here, column1, column2, ... are the field names of the table you want to select data from.

The table_name represents the name of the table you want to select data from.


Demo Database

Below is a selection from the Customers table used in the examples:

CustomerID CustomerName ContactName Address City PostalCode Country
1

Alfreds Futterkiste Maria Anders Obere Str. 57 Berlin 12209 Germany
2 Ana Trujillo Emparedados y helados Ana Trujillo Avda. de la Constitución 2222 México D.F. 05021 Mexico
3 Antonio Moreno Taquería Antonio Moreno Mataderos 2312 México D.F. 05023 Mexico
4

Around the Horn Thomas Hardy 120 Hanover Sq. London WA1 1DP UK
5 Berglunds snabbköp Christina Berglund Berguvsvägen 8 Luleå S-958 22 Sweden


Select ALL columns

If you want to return all columns, without specifying every column name, you can use the SELECT * syntax:

Example

Return all the columns from the Customers table:

SELECT * FROM Customers;
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Test Yourself With Exercises

Exercise:

Insert the missing statement to get all the columns from the Customers table.

 * FROM Customers;

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