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Databases

Jordan Petty
Jordan Petty
4,844 Points

Question About Email column data

This is under the Concatenating Text Objectives portion of "Reporting with SQL".

I am having trouble figuring out how to get the email address to show the "<>" brackets. Apparently that is what my error is. This isn't shown in the last two videos, and I have tried about everything I could think of.

Does anyone have a solution to this?

This is my code:

SELECT first_name || " " || last_name || " " || email AS "to_field" FROM patrons;

Result:

to_field Andrew Chalkley andrew.chalkley@teamtreehouse.com Dave McFarland dave.mcfarland@teamtreehouse.com Alena Holligan alena.holligan@teamtreehouse.com Michael Poley michael.poley@teamtreehouse.com

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,921 Points

:point_right: Just put the angle brackets in your string literals:

SELECT first_name || " " || last_name || " <" || email || ">" AS "to_field" FROM patrons;
Jordan Petty
Jordan Petty
4,844 Points

Thank you Steven. I had something pretty similar. I didn't know the | | could go after "email" with out a second | |.

For some reason the results show to be correct, but only display the names only for some reason.