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SQL | AND and OR operators

  • Difficulty Level : Basic
  • Last Updated : 09 Jan, 2019

In SQL, the AND & OR operators are used for filtering the data and getting precise result based on conditions.

  • The AND and OR operators are used with the WHERE clause.
  • These two operators are called conjunctive operators.

AND Operator : This operators displays only those records where both the conditions condition1 and condition2 evaluates to True.

OR Operator: This operators displays the records where either one of the conditions condition1 and condition2 evaluates to True. That is, either condition1 is True or condition2 is True.
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AND Operator

Basic Syntax:



SELECT * FROM table_name WHERE condition1 AND condition2 and ...conditionN;

table_name: name of the table
condition1,2,..N : first condition, second condition and so on

Sample Queries:

  1. To fetch all the records from Student table where Age is 18 and ADDRESS is Delhi.
    SELECT * FROM Student WHERE Age = 18 AND ADDRESS = 'Delhi';
    

    Output:

    ROLL_NONAMEADDRESSPHONEAge
    1RamDelhiXXXXXXXXXX18
    4SURESHDelhiXXXXXXXXXX18
  2. To fetch all the records from Student table where NAME is Ram and Age is 18.
    SELECT * FROM Student WHERE Age = 18 AND NAME = 'Ram';
    

    Output:

    ROLL_NONAMEADDRESSPHONEAge
    1RamDelhiXXXXXXXXXX18

OR Operator

Basic Syntax:

SELECT * FROM table_name WHERE condition1 OR condition2 OR... conditionN;

table_name: name of the table
condition1,2,..N : first condition, second condition and so on

Sample Queries:

  1. To fetch all the records from Student table where NAME is Ram or NAME is SUJIT.
    SELECT * FROM Student WHERE NAME = 'Ram' OR NAME = 'SUJIT';
    

    Output:

    ROLL_NONAMEADDRESSPHONEAge
    1RamDelhiXXXXXXXXXX18
    3SUJITROHTAKXXXXXXXXXX20
    3SUJITROHTAKXXXXXXXXXX20
  2. To fetch all the records from Student table where NAME is Ram or Age is 20.
    SELECT * FROM Student WHERE NAME = 'Ram' OR Age = 20;
    

    Output:



    ROLL_NONAMEADDRESSPHONEAge
    1RamDelhiXXXXXXXXXX18
    3SUJITROHTAKXXXXXXXXXX20
    3SUJITROHTAKXXXXXXXXXX20

Combining AND and OR

You can combine AND and OR operators in below manner to write complex queries.
Basic Syntax:

SELECT * FROM table_name WHERE condition1 AND (condition2 OR condition3);

Sample Queries:

  1. To fetch all the records from Student table where Age is 18 NAME is Ram or RAMESH.
SELECT * FROM Student WHERE Age = 18 AND (NAME = 'Ram' OR NAME = 'RAMESH');

Output:

ROLL_NONAMEADDRESSPHONEAge
1RamDelhiXXXXXXXXXX18
2RAMESHGURGAONXXXXXXXXXX18

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