Excellent! As you can see, the database sorted the results in the order we asked for. Convenient, isn't it?
We can also compare text information using logical operators
!= which you learned in the course on SQL queries.
It's quite easy to use
= (equals) and
!= (not equals) and the result is pretty much predictable. The following statement:
SELECT * FROM user_account WHERE first_name = 'Mark';
will select all Marks on the website. But how about the following statement?
SELECT * FROM user_account WHERE nickname >= 'D';
The above query will select all users whose nickname starts with D, E, F. Since A, B and C come first in the alphabet (they are "lower" so to speak), nicknames which start with them will be skipped.