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What is the purpose of SQL AS clause?

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W. Kaye

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Answered Oct 12, 2020

SQL is a programming language used for data management held in a relational database management system. The SQL AS is a keyword that is employed in the ascription of a nickname or an alias to a certain table of one’s choice, which is currently in use.

By so doing, we raise some basic qualities of a good table in a certain table of our choices, such as the clarity of the table, its readability, and the understandability of the table and the column headings. This AS SQL is also used to change the name of the column in the result. It is employed when we want to ascribe a name to a given column.

It also helps in getting some particular sets of records from the created database. The SQL supports expressions of MY SQL so as to calculate results for the tables in databases. We have five main classes of SQL clauses in MYSQL.

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M. Gomez

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Answered Sep 30, 2020

There are different keywords that may be used but if you would like to know more about SQL AS, you should know that this is used in order to give an alias to a table or a column. This can be very effective in making sure that you will increase the understandability of the query in a short amount of time.

You would also like to improve the headings in the result set with the use of SQL AS. Take note that by using SQL AS, you are being prompted to use more meaningful headings that may not always be easy especially when there are so many other things that you are thinking about. Long and complex columns will only make you consume more energy.

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D. Gray

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Answered Sep 28, 2020

The correct answer to this question is used to change the name of a column in the result set or to assign a name to a derived column. The SQL AS clause makes it easier to read to a query, as well as makes it easier to understand.

Queries can be extremely complex to use and understand, so the SQL AS clauses help make it less complex. Another benefit of SQL AS clauses it that it prevents the user from having to retype the table names that can often be long and complex. Along with reducing the long retypes, SQL AS clauses helps create column headings.

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M. Jabrowsky

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Answered Sep 28, 2020

SQL AS keyword is basically used to ascribe an alias or nick to a particular table or column names, which are in the queries. By doing this, we can raise the readability, clarity, and understandability of the query and headings of the column in the result.

This AS SQL is used in the name changing of the column in the result set or to assign a name to a particular column. The SQL functions help in the retrial of some certain set of records from the database. One can make a request on any info from the database through the use of the SQL clauses.

The SQL clauses accept a representational column name or a term validating the requiring column. It supports expressions of MY SQL functions in order to calculate the result values for the tables in the database. There are basically five different types of SQL clauses in the MYSQL.

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C. Hughes

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Answered Sep 23, 2020

The AS SQL clause is used to change the name of a column in the result set or to designate a name to a certain column. SQL functions assist you with retrieving a specific set of records from the database table. You can request any information from the database using the SQL clauses or statements.

SQL clauses receive a conditional representation, a column name, or a valid term requiring columns. These support expressions of MYSQL functions to calculate the result values for a table in the database.

There are typically five kinds of SQL clauses in the MYSQL server. This clause includes the WHERE clause, ORDER BY clause, HAVING clause, TOP clause, and GROUP BY clause.

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F. Manasseh

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F. Manasseh, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), Tallahassee, Florida

Answered Sep 18, 2020

SQL stands for Standard Query Language. SQL is very useful because it will allow you to access and also change some of the databases that you can use it on. Take note that this is a domain−specific language. Now, what can you use it for? SQL can also be used as a keyword.

The main goal of this is to give an alias to the table names or the available names that are placed in columns. This will be very effective in making sure that the readability and understandability of the queries and columns will be very effective. The SQL clause can also be used to arrange the source code properly.

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M. Kennedy

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Answered Oct 11, 2018

The AS SQL clause is used to change the name of a column in the result set or to assign a name to a derived column.

The AS SQL clause is used to change the name of a column in the result set or to assign a name to a
The renaming is a temporary change and the actual table name is not changed in the database.

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g.Carol

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Answered Feb 19, 2018

There are different clauses and tools that are used to modify columns and rows in order to edit tables as you need. Each has a precise function and as the names aren’t self-exploratory, you need to learn their uses in order to work them properly. Not only this, you may need to practice them thoroughly as well.

There are different clauses and tools that are used to modify columns and rows in order to edit
For instance, the AS SQL clause is a special tool that is used to change the name of a column in the result set. It can also be used to give heading to different columns in order to ensure optimal editing and performance.

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John Smith

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Answered Feb 21, 2017

The AS SQL clause is used change the name of a column in the result set or to assign a name to a derived column.
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