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A SELECT statement gets data from a table. Each table contains rows and columns - you can SELECT some columns and ignore others
*The column names on the select line control which columns you get
*The FROM clause controls which table you access
The table <code>games</code> shows the year and the city hosting the Olympic Games.
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<tr> <th>AUTHOR_ID</th> <th>NAME</th> </tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>1</td> <td>Shevchenko</td>  </tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>2</td> <td>Franko</td></tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>3</td> <td>Lesya</td> </tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>4</td> <td>Nestaiko</td> </tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>5</td> <td>Vasyliv</td></tr>
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<tr> <th>BOOK_ID</th> <th>AUTHOR_ID</th> <th>NAME</th><th>TYPE</th></tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>1</td> <td>4</td>  <td>School adventures</td><td>Roman</td></tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>2</td> <td>3</td> <td>Forest song</td><td>Poema</td></tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>3</td> <td>1</td><td>Cobzar</td><td>Virshi</td></tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>4</td> <td>2</td><td>Stolen happiness</td> <td>Povist</td></tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>5</td> <td>4</td>  <td>Moon rabbits</td><td>Roman</td></tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>6</td> <td>4</td> <td>Sun rabbits</td><td>Roman</td></tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>7</td> <td>2</td><td>Fox Mykyta</td> <td>Poema</td></tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>8</td> <td>3</td><td>Cool baby</td> <td>Poema</td></tr>
<tr> <td align='right'>9</td> <td>4</td><td>Muhoos from Vasyukivka</td> <td>Roman</td></tr>
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The SELECT statement returns results from a <i>table</i>.
In this example the table is <code>games</code> and the columns are
<code>yr</code> and <code>city</code>.
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CREATE TABLE games(yr INT, city VARCHAR(20),y1 INT);
INSERT INTO games(city,yr) VALUES ('Sydney',2000);
INSERT INTO games(city,yr,y1) VALUES ('Athens',2004,2000);
INSERT INTO games(city,yr,y1) VALUES ('Beijing',2008,2004);
INSERT INTO games(city,yr,y1) VALUES ('London',2012,2008);
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SELECT yr, city FROM games
===See also:===
*[[SELECT_basics | SELECT Tutorial]] - practice using the SELECT command
*[[SELECT_.._WHERE  |SELECT ... WHERE]] - the WHERE clause allows you to get some rows but not others

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