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i think this challenge is broken!!

In an ecommerce database there's a customers table with id, username, first_name, last_name, password, email and phone columns. Create a report from the customers table that shows their first initial of their first name and alias it as initial. Select their last name too. Type in your command below. Bummer! Expecting results like L & Chalkley not L & Chalkley.


my code is:

select substr(first_name, 1, 1) || ' & ' || last_name as initial from customers;

4 Answers

Thomas Nilsen
Thomas Nilsen
14,957 Points

Based on the challenge description, it should look like this:

substr(first_name, 1, 1) as initial,
from customers;
Yishan Li
Yishan Li
3,257 Points

Treehouse should consider change the bummer tips to Expecting results like L and Chalkley not "L & Chalkley".

I have the same issue Bummer! Expecting results like 'L Chalkley' not 'L Chalkley'.

it is broken because SELECT SUBSTR(firstname ,1, 1) AS initial, last_name FROM customers; worked foor me