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Databases

What is wrong with my code?

"In an ecommerce database there's an orders table with the columns id, product_id, user_id, address_id, ordered_on, status and cost. Count the total number of orders that have the status of shipped today. Alias it to shipped_today"

I entered this but I do not understand what is wrong

select count(*) from orders where status = "shipped" and date("now");

I was struggling a bit too but i think it should be

SELECT COUNT (*) AS shipped_today WHERE status = "shipped" AND ordered_on IS DATE("now", "- 1 day");

Paul Resendez
Paul Resendez
2,990 Points

Yes, Steven is correct. For visual learners, the below will work: SELECT COUNT(*) AS shipped_today FROM orders WHERE status = "shipped" AND ordered_on = DATE("NOW"); Enjoy.

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,149 Points

You forgot the alias, and your date comparison is incomplete.

It looks like junescano got closer, but you wouldn't use "IS" to compare dates (just a regular "=").

Also, if you're looking for "today" you wouldn't add that extra argument to subtract a day. That would be if they had asked for "yesterday" (which I think they do in a different challenge).

In future, always include a link to the course page to facilitate the most accurate answers.

SELECT COUNT (*) AS shipped_today FROM orders WHERE status = "shipped" AND ordered_on DATE("now");