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Databases

Matthew Nel
Matthew Nel
57 Points

Not sure what I'm doing wrong here. Should the WHERE <condition> = something? Like genre=fantasy? Cheers

We're using the library database again. There's a books table. There's a title, author, genre and first_published column. Write a query to obtain the first 5 books in the Fantasy genre ordered by the year released. Oldest first. Select all columns.

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
215,958 Points

I think you have the right idea.

You didn't provide a link to the challenge, but from the instructions you quoted, it looks like you're exactly right, except that you probably need quotes around the genre value. So your query would likely start with:

SELECT * FROM books WHERE genre = "Fantasy" ...

Of course, you still need to add the parts that handle the ordering and limit the output to the first 5.

If you need help with any future issues, be sure to include a link to the challenge (usually automatic when you use the "Get Help" button) and also your complete answer up to that point.

 SELECT * FROM books WHERE genre = "Fantasy" ORDER BY first_published ASC LIMIT 5;