SELECT – The basis of the SQL language

The SELECT query is the basis of SQL and is the most commonly used syntax within SQL.

SELECT basically means retrieve.

For example the query SELECT 1 returns 1.


SELECT ‘This is an example of the SELECT statement’


As you can see the SELECT query is simply retrieving the number or word and returning that as a result.

If you want information from a database within a table then you must select a database and table.


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