# SQL Exercise: Display customer name, city and grade by highest grade

## SQL Formatting Output: Exercise-8 with Solution

From the following table, write a SQL query to find all the customers. Sort the result-set in descending order on 3rd field. Return customer name, city and grade.

Sample table: customer

``` customer_id |   cust_name    |    city    | grade | salesman_id
-------------+----------------+------------+-------+-------------
3002 | Nick Rimando   | New York   |   100 |        5001
3007 | Brad Davis     | New York   |   200 |        5001
3005 | Graham Zusi    | California |   200 |        5002
3008 | Julian Green   | London     |   300 |        5002
3004 | Fabian Johnson | Paris      |   300 |        5006
3009 | Geoff Cameron  | Berlin     |   100 |        5003
3003 | Jozy Altidor   | Moscow     |   200 |        5007
3001 | Brad Guzan     | London     |       |        5005
```

Sample Solution:

``````-- This query selects specific columns ('cust_name', 'city', 'grade') from the 'customer' table.
-- It orders the result set by the third column ('grade') in descending order using the column index.
-- Specifies the table from which to retrieve the data (in this case, 'customer').
FROM customer
-- Orders the result set by the third column ('grade') in descending order using the column index (3).
ORDER BY 3 DESC;
``````

Output of the Query:

```cust_name	city		grade
Fabian Johnson	Paris		300
Julian Green	London		300
Jozy Altidor	Moscow		200
Graham Zusi	California	200
Nick Rimando	New York	100
Geoff Cameron	Berlin		100
```

Code Explanation:

The said query in SQL that retrieves the customer name, city, and grade from the 'customer' table and orders the result set by the "grade" column in descending order. The result will show the customer name, city, and grade with the highest grades appearing first in the result set.

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