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The SELECT statement of YQL retrieves data from YQL tables. The YQL Web Service fetches data from a back-end datasource (often a Web service), transforms the data, and returns the data in either XML or JSON format. Table rows are represented as repeating XML elements or JSON objects. Columns are XML sub-elements or attributes, or JSON name-value pairs. To try out some SELECT examples and to view the results, run the YQL Console and click the items under "Example Queries" or "Data Tables".