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My query for sci fi librarybook count isn't working and I don't know why?

SELECT COUNT(genre = "Science Fiction") AS scifi_book_count FROM books;

this is what I have tried, to check how many books with the genre "science fiction" exist and then allis as scifi_book_count

but it says my query didn't perform the right thing..?It delivers the number 19

1 Answer

Without a link to the challenge it's difficult to know what you are supposed to do. But there is a mistake in your SQL:

SELECT COUNT(genre = "Science Fiction") AS scifi_book_count FROM books;

You are trying to put a WHERE clause inside the COUNT, and that won't work.

First, you use COUNT, then you limit the rows/records that are included in the count with a WHERE clause:

SELECT COUNT(*) AS scifi_book_count FROM books WHERE genre = 'Science Fiction';

Hope this helps.