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Garrett Levine
Garrett Levine
20,305 Points

Problem in PHP DB Query Challenge

I am having trouble undrestanding what this question is asking me to do...

'In a library database there's a books table. There's a title, author, genre and first_published column. The library database is connected to a website displaying 10 books at a time, sorted by the title alphabetically. Write a query to bring back the second page of results.'

I am writing the following query...

SELECT title, author, genre, first_published
FROM books
ORDER BY books.title

it is throwing this error...

' Your query needs to retrive the earliest 'Science Fiction' book from the books table'

1 Answer

Simon Coates
Simon Coates
28,694 Points


select * from books order by title limit 10 offset 10;

if you look at https://teamtreehouse.com/community/limit-and-offset-having-trouble-with-these-challenges people have been getting back a mystery science fiction message back on one or two sql challenges for at least a matter of months. . If you have sufficient time and adequte fury, you might care to email treehouse.