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Databases

> SELECT COUNT (genre) FROM books AS scifi_book_count WHERE genre="Science Fiction"; what is wrong with this answer

IN SQL reporting Task 1 I put the following answer SELECT COUNT (genre) FROM books AS scifi_book_count WHERE genre="Science Fiction"; I get didn't get the correct count. I have reviewed the video 3X.. not sure what I am getting incorrect. Any help?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,670 Points

The column alias must come directly after the column.

And it won't affect passing, but you can count whole rows ("COUNT(*)"):

SELECT COUNT(*) AS scifi_book_count FROM books WHERE genre = "Science Fiction";