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Databases SQL Basics Getting Data from a Database Your First SQL Statement

Michael Pashkov
Michael Pashkov
22,024 Points

Hi guys, should I write keywords in upper case or there is no differens?

Hi guys, should I write keywords in upper case or there is no differens? For example, SELECT * FROM books; or select * from books;

2 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,250 Points

Generally, it doesn't make a difference to the way it works technically, but the keywords are better to be typed in uppercase for readability sake. You'll want to be able to differentiate between different parts of your statements easily when you go back to edit or read them. :-)

I'm not sure, like if a table column is written in - in lowercase. Why can't I type column is always distinguishable in lowercase. Well, uh is this syntax both ways where case doesn't matter. Is case a one to one function. I'm sure the video will point this out. Ya. I just want to have that bullet point answer.