SQL Where Clause


SQL Where Clause

WHERE Clause (and/or, IN, BETWEEN, and LIKE)

The WHERE clause is used to filter the number of rows returned, based on one or more conditions provided by user.

In this case all five of these will be used is a some what ridiculous WHERE clause.

Here is the current full student list to compare to the WHERE clause result set:

select studentID, FullName, sat_score, rcd_updated from student;
+-----------+------------------------+-----------+---------------------+ | studentID | FullName | sat_score | rcd_updated | +-----------+------------------------+-----------+---------------------+ | 1 | Monique Davis | 400 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 2 | Teri Gutierrez | 800 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 3 | Spencer Pautier | 1000 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 4 | Louis Ramsey | 1200 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 5 | Alvin Greene | 1200 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 6 | Sophie Freeman | 1200 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 7 | Edgar Frank "Ted" Codd | 2400 | 2017-08-16 15:35:33 | | 8 | Donald D. Chamberlin | 2400 | 2017-08-16 15:35:33 | | 9 | Raymond F. Boyce | 2400 | 2017-08-16 15:35:33 | +-----------+------------------------+-----------+---------------------+ 9 rows in set (0.00 sec)

We ‘d like to apply the following filters:

  • WHERE Student IDs are between 1 and 5 (inclusive)
  • OR studentID = 8
select studentID, FullName, sat_score, recordUpdated from student where (studentID between 1 and 5 or studentID = 8);
+-----------+----------------------+-----------+---------------------+ | studentID | FullName | sat_score | rcd_updated | +-----------+----------------------+-----------+---------------------+ | 1 | Monique Davis | 400 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 2 | Teri Gutierrez | 800 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 3 | Spencer Pautier | 1000 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 4 | Louis Ramsey | 1200 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 5 | Alvin Greene | 1200 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 8 | Donald D. Chamberlin | 2400 | 2017-08-16 15:35:33 | +-----------+----------------------+-----------+---------------------+ 6 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Here’s an updated query, where any record that has a SAT score that’s in the list (1000, 1400) will not be presented in addition to the above conditions:

select studentID, FullName, sat_score, recordUpdated from student where (studentID between 1 and 5 or studentID = 8) and sat_score NOT in (1000, 1400);
+-----------+----------------------+-----------+---------------------+ | studentID | FullName | sat_score | rcd_updated | +-----------+----------------------+-----------+---------------------+ | 1 | Monique Davis | 400 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 2 | Teri Gutierrez | 800 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 4 | Louis Ramsey | 1200 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 5 | Alvin Greene | 1200 | 2017-08-16 15:34:50 | | 8 | Donald D. Chamberlin | 2400 | 2017-08-16 15:35:33 | +-----------+----------------------+-----------+---------------------+ 5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

*As with all of these SQL things there is MUCH MORE to them than what’s in this introductory guide.

I hope this at least gives you enough to get started.

Please see the manual for your database manager and have fun trying different options yourself.

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