Anatomy of SELECT FROM Queries for beginners

In this post, you will learn how to collect data from a database using a “SELECT FROM” statement.

Without many words, let’s dive into an example:

SELECT * FROM posts 

This query means “Show me all columns from the table named posts“.

The keyword SELECT tells SQL that you are going to query some columns from a table. You can specify columns you had like to query after the SELECT keyword, or we can use a wildcard * to get all columns from the table like in sample bellow:

SELECT post_id, title, text FROM posts

or to get all columns

SELECT * FROM posts

These statements have another keyword named “FROM”, that tells SQL which table should be used to get the data from. For example, to query all columns from the table named “comments”, you will use the following SQL query:

SELECT * FROM comments;

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