Databases Reporting with SQL Working with Text Creating Excerpts

Getting the right result, but program doesn't approve it.

So in the substr task this query doesn't work for some reason

SELECT SUBSTR(first_name, 1, 1) || " " || last_name AS initial FROM customers

im gettin an error which says: Expecting results like 'L Chalkley' not 'L Chalkley'.

and as far as i see, that 2 results are the same.

2 Answers

KRIS NIKOLAISEN
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KRIS NIKOLAISEN
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The error message is misleading. According to the instructions you are to alias the first initial and select the last name. Like this:

SELECT SUBSTR(first_name, 1, 1) as initial, last_name FROM customers

yep, that's it thanks