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You must use at least one white space character between each keyword, table or column name in an SQL select. In addition, a semicolon is required as the statement delimiter.
To learn how to add comments in simple SQL select statements, follow these steps:
- You'll need to setup the MySQL database tables. The instructions for the setup can be found in How to add comments in simple SQL selects. Follow steps 1 through 7 in this topic before proceeding to the next step.
- Your database is ready for action! Now we'll explore white space and semicolons in simple select statement.
- When you type in an SQL select statement you must use the semicolon to indicate the end of the statement: When MySQL encounters the semicolon, the SQL statement will be executed.
- You must place at least one white space as a separator between the keywords, table names and column names on an SQL select. Arbitrarily many spaces can be used as separators: One white space between each select keyword, table or column name is sufficient. An excessive number of white space can hinder the readability of your statement.
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