Result Sets Operations

Take a look at some result sets operations in SQL using union and except clauses.

SQL also includes set operations for combining queries result sets into a single one.

In our data model, we have driverstandings and constructorstandings—they contain data that come from the results table that we’ve been using a lot so that we can query a smaller dataset or write simple SQL queries.

The set operations are union, intersect, and except.

The union operator

As expected with the union, we can assemble a result set from the result of several queries.

In writing the query, you might notice that we parenthesized the branches of the union. It’s not required that we do so, but it improves the readability of the query and makes it obvious as to what dataset the order by clause is applied to.

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