Databases Reporting with SQL Working with Text Getting the Length of a String

Casey Fulmore
Casey Fulmore
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I'm not sure why I'm getting an error when trying to run this code. My notes show that this should be accurate.

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Casey Fulmore
Casey Fulmore
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SELECT title, LENGTH(title) AS length FROM books ORDER BY length DESC LIMIT 1;

KRIS NIKOLAISEN
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KRIS NIKOLAISEN
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You have two issues:

1) The alias name is longest_length

2) length is a function and can't be used on its own in an order by clause. You can however order by the alias longest_ length or by length(title).