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Use SELECT with INTO to create a backup table with a subset of data from the original table

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Discussion:

We can use the SELECT INTO statement and the WHERE clause in combination to create a new table that will contain a subset of data from the original table.  The choice of the word "data" is not accidental.  In fact, using the SELECT INTO statement in combination with the WHERE clause, we can transfer any fields and records we wish.  In this particular example, we create a new table named "Products_Subset" which will contain only three fields and product records from suppliers with supplier ID 1, 2, 3, and 4 only.   

Code:

SELECT ProductName, UnitsInStock, UnitsOnOrder

INTO Products_Subset

FROM Products

WHERE SupplierID IN (1,2,3,4)

 

Result: