SQL Aliases


SQL Aliases

Using AS to assign meaningful or simpler names

You can use “AS” to assign a name to a column of data you are selecting or that has been calculated.

SELECT user_only_num1 AS AgeOfServer, (user_only_num1 - warranty_period) AS NonWarrantyPeriod FROM server_table

This results in output below.

+-------------+------------------------+ | AgeOfServer | NonWarrantyPeriod | +-------------+------------------------+ | 36 | 24 | | 24 | 12 | | 61 | 49 | | 12 | 0 | | 6 | -6 | | 0 | -12 | | 36 | 24 | | 36 | 24 | | 24 | 12 | +-------------+------------------------+

You can also use “AS” to assign a name to a table to make it easier to reference in joins.

SELECT ord.product, ord.ord_number, ord.price, cust.cust_name, cust.cust_number FROM customer_table AS cust JOIN order_table AS ord ON cust.cust_number = ord.cust_number

This results in output as below.

+-------------+------------+-----------+-----------------+--------------+ | product | ord_number | price | cust_name | cust_number | +-------------+------------+-----------+-----------------+--------------+ | RAM | 12345 | 124 | John Smith | 20 | | CPU | 12346 | 212 | Mia X | 22 | | USB | 12347 | 49 | Elise Beth | 21 | | Cable | 12348 | 0 | Paul Fort | 19 | | Mouse | 12349 | 66 | Nats Back | 15 | | Laptop | 12350 | 612 | Mel S | 36 | | Keyboard| 12351 | 24 | George Z | 95 | | Keyboard| 12352 | 24 | Ally B | 55 | | Air | 12353 | 12 | Maria Trust | 11 | +-------------+------------+-----------+-----------------+--------------+

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