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The SQL BETWEEN operator
BETWEEN is a logical operator in SQL that allows you to select only rows that are within a specific range. It has to be paired with the
AND operator, which you’ll learn about in a later lesson. Here’s what
BETWEEN looks like on a Billboard Music Charts dataset:
WHERE year_rank BETWEEN 5 AND 10
BETWEEN includes the range bounds (in this case, 5 and 10) that you specify in the query, in addition to the values between them. So the above query will return the exact same results as the following query:
WHERE year_rank >= 5 AND year_rank <= 10
Some people prefer the latter example because it more explicitly shows what the query is doing (it’s easy to forget whether or not
BETWEEN includes the range bounds).
Sharpen your SQL skills
Write a query that shows all top 100 songs from January 1, 1985 through December 31, 1990.