Databases Reporting with SQL Working with Text Concatenating Text

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SQL help regarding aliasing

I just cant seem to figure this out, its probably something insanely easy.

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

it wants me to also have the email display <> around it this is where i am lost

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Steven Parker
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You can use symbols with or instead of spaces in literal strings you concatenate with:

...  || " <" || email || ">"  ...
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SELECT first_name || " " || last_name || "<" || email || ">" AS "to_field" FROM patrons is what im using and its still saying the email portion is wrong.

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SELECT first_name || " " || last_name || " " || "<" || email || ">" AS "to_field" FROM customers

Even with this its saying its wrong. I've put it in the playground and it queries correctly.

In the library database there's a patrons table listing all the users of the library. The columns are id, first_name, last_name, address, email, library_id and zip_code.

Generate a list of strings that are in the following format: Andrew Chalkley andrew@teamtreehouse.com. Concatenate the first name, last name and email address for all users.

Alias it to to_field. This will be used in the "To" field in email marketing.

Steven Parker
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It looks like the table name somehow got changed from "patrons" (correct) to "customers".
Perhaps the one in the playground has a different name from the one in the challenge.

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ughhhhh i knew it was something simple =( thank you!!!