FAQ: Code Challenge: Aggregate Functions - Code Challenge 8

This community-built FAQ covers the “Code Challenge 8” exercise from the lesson “Code Challenge: Aggregate Functions”.

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Why does the solution require the definition of AVG(amount) AS ‘amount’ ? Why is the code not accepted as simply
SELECT AVG(amount)
FROM payments
WHERE status = ‘paid’;

As far as I can tell you don’t need AS 'amount. I used the same code you did and got a success.