Practice with schema offline?

<PLEASE USE THIS TEMPLATE TO HELP YOU CREATE A GREAT POST!>

I’m having a repeated problem with the SQL courses in Codecademy. I get to an exercise where they’re asking me to do a pretty complex query. My preferred way of working out the problem is to start with a component of it, a simpler query, and play around with the database until I can get back the more complex result. But when I do this on Codecademy, every time I do a query that doesn’t provide the answer, I get a popup and it keeps asking me if I want to give up.

I’ve been thinking maybe what I should do is recreate the schema on my own machine in MySQL workbench or something so that I can play around in peace and return to codecademy when i have the answer.

Has anyone else felt the same way? Is there an easy way to download the schema and/or data or do I have do build from scratch?

Thanks.

<Below this line, add a link to the EXACT exercise that you are stuck at.>

<Below this line, in what way does your code behave incorrectly? Include ALL error messages.>

<In this course, it often helps to include a screenshot of your whole web browser – that lets everyone see what you see. If you wish to include a screenshot, add it below this line.>

<If you wish to copy/paste in your code, you can use this next section. This will allow others to copy/paste your code for testing – something that they won’t be able to do with just a screenshot.>

```

Replace this line with your code.

<do not remove the three backticks above>

This topic was automatically closed 7 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.