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What SELECT keyword actually do?
We used SELECT keyword to select particular columns in the row, how can SELECT keyword is performing operations?
Jonathan GrieveTreehouse Moderator 90,689 Points
The select keyword is the clause that allows you to select what data fields will be returned in your query.
Let's say for example you have a table called "movies" that has 5 fields.
- Age Restriction
- Main Lead
But you wanted to run a query that only selected 3 of those fields. You'd write
SELECT Title, Director, Runtime FROM movies;
Or to select them all quickly you'd do.
SELECT * FROM movies;
Those are the very basics of the select clause.