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what is the meaning of "1=1" in sql statement

Nakata kokuyo
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Joined: Apr 13, 2005
Posts: 465
hi, expert here , can someone pls explain what is "1=1" means in SQL statemnet , if you don't mind, kindly pls give some sample ....thank you very much for guidance
Manish Sridharan
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Joined: Jul 19, 2005
Posts: 65
hi dear,
'1=1' are conditions used in where clause. it is taken as always true condition. Similarly statement like '1=2'or 1=3 etc means condition is false. this statement are used generally where we want to copy structure of the wxisting table but not the content of the table.
suppose we hava table emp(name,age). and it has data also.
we can fire query as
"create table emp1 as select name, age from emp where 1=2;"

Hope u have got ur answer

Manish S.
Anil Kumar Saha
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 111
This type of trick can used to hack a Database, popularly known as SQL Injection.


Anil Kumar Saha
SCJP 1.4
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