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Issue 2.5


Dealing with Databases

Learning SQL Part 1: The SELECT Statement

Issue: 2.5 (May/June 2004)
Author: Jonathan Johnson
Author Bio: Jonathan Johnson is a Tester for REAL Software. He has done database contract work for two years, and continues to work with databases almost every day.
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Article Number: 2512
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Databases are meant to store information, so one of the most fundamental things SQL must do is be able to query and retrieve data. The SELECT statement does this for you. While it is simple in its structure, it is surprisingly powerful.

The format of the SELECT statement is:

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