SQL Alternative to Virtual Table using “With” Keyword

Let’s say I have a table called States with the following columns and data.


Now let’s say I need to create a virtual table that consists of the ID and Abbreviation columns only.  I can do this by using the “with” keyword.  Here’s an example:

with myVirtualTable as (
Select ID, Abbreviation
From States

select * From myVirtualTable

Here are the results:




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