Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Databases Reporting with SQL Working with Text Creating Excerpts

should both columns be a substrings?

or is it two columns concatenated as initials

1 Answer

Mark Sebeck
MOD
Mark Sebeck
Treehouse Moderator 33,545 Points

You just want a substr for first_name. You select last_name normally. No concatenation needed.

select substr( ...) alias, last_name from customers