Databases Reporting with SQL Working with Text Concatenating Text

Hello I'm a not understanding this can someone assist I thought this was saying to concatenate first, last, email?

In the library database there's a patrons table listing all the users of the library. The columns are id, first_name, last_name, address, email, library_id and zip_code.

Generate a list of strings that are in the following format: Andrew Chalkley andrew@teamtreehouse.com. Concatenate the first name, last name and email address for all users.

Alias it to to_field. This will be used in the "To" field in email marketing

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The instructions are telling you to concatenate those fields, but you'll also need to add some spacing and symbols to make the final result look like the sample shown. And be sure to give the result the alias name.

If you still have trouble, show your complete query code.

SELECT * FROM patrons WHERE first_name || " " || last_name || " " || email AS "to_field";


this is what my code looks like

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
159,145 Points

You won't need a WHERE clause for this challenge., and all the concatenation and the alias should be part of the SELECT clause.

You will also need to put the angle symbols on either side of the email as part of your concatenation.

oh i got his solved i was up till 1am last night with Chris Hopewell thankyou so much for the reply though