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Simple text functions
Modifying strings
16. The REVERSE() function


Nice! The next text function we'll try is REVERSE(). This takes a string as a parameter and returns its characters in reverse order.

Here we have a query that reverses the order of item names:

FROM item;

As you can see, it's a pretty simple function to use.


The marketing agency is organizing a costume party for all the copywriters. Each copywriter will be given a name tag with their first name spelled backward.

Let's reverse the first name of each copywriter whose ID is less than five. Show the copywriter's real first name and their "reversed" first name as the nickname column.

Stuck? Here's a hint!

You'll need this expression:

REVERSE(first_name) as nickname