GATE | GATE MOCK 2017 | Question 60

Which option is true about the SQL query given below?

SELECT firstName, lastName 
FROM Employee 
WHERE lastName BETWEEN 'A%' AND 'D%';

(A) It will display all the employees having last names starting with the alphabets ‘A’ till ‘D’ inclusive of A and exclusive of D.

(B) It will throw an error as BETWEEN can only be used for Numbers and not strings.
(C) It will display all the employees having last names starting from ‘A’ and ending with ‘D’.
(D) It will display all the employees having last names in the range of starting alphabets as ‘A’ and ‘D’ excluding the names starting with ‘A’ and ‘D’.




Answer: (A)

Explanation:

The BETWEEN operator works with the range of character values also.

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