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Analytics Dispatch 6/21/2021

The case against SQL formatting

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JUST IN CASE STATEMENTS
The Case Against SQL Formatting
Our job as query writers isn’t to be mechanical scribes; it’s to format our work so that it’s easy to interpret. - benn.substack

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The Sunrise Movement’s Data Director shares five potent metrics for assessing people power that anyone with a data warehouse and basic SQL skills can replicate for their own organization. - Brittany Bennett

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