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Anthony Candaele
Anthony Candaele
Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Student 32,135 Points

issue completing sql exercise

Hi Guys,

Currently I'm doing the Database Foundations course by Andrew Chalkley. For some reason I don't get past this exercise:

"Insert a new row into the movies table where the title is the string 'Aliens' and the year is an integer 1986."

I'm typing:

INSERT INTO movies SET title = "Aliens", year = 1986;

but this doesn't get validated, I'm getting the error message that there is an error near SET

Does anyone knows what's wrong with this query??

thanks for your help,


3 Answers

Thanks for updating with your solution, Anthony. That's really helpful for others having the same issue. :)

Challenge Task 1 of 3

Insert a new row into the movies table where the title is the string 'Aliens' and the year is an integer 1986.

INSERT INTO movies (title, year) VALUES ("Aliens", 1986);

Challenge Task 2 of 3

Update the film 'Alien' to have the year 1979.

update movies set year = 1979 where title = 'Alien';

Challenge Task 3 of 3

Remove all movies from the year 1985 from the movies table.

DELETE FROM movies WHERE year = "1985";

Herkko Hietanen
Herkko Hietanen
30,501 Points

I don't see why the Anthony's original answer would not qualify. It was my first solution too and seems to work while testing with the workbench.