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Getting Started with MariaDB

By : Daniel Bartholomew
Book Image

Getting Started with MariaDB

By: Daniel Bartholomew

Overview of this book

MariaDB is a database that has become very popular in the few short years that it has been around. It does not require a big server or expensive support contract. It is also powerful enough to be the database of choice for some of the biggest and most popular websites in the world, taking full advantage of the latest computing hardware available. From installing and configuring through basic usage and maintenance, each chapter in this revised and expanded guide leads on sequentially and logically from the one before it, introducing topics in their natural order so you learn what you need, when you need it. The book is based on the latest release of MariaDB and covers all the latest features and functions. By the end of this beginner-friendly book, not only will you have a running installation of MariaDB, but you will have practical, hands-on experience in the basics of how to install, configure, administer, use, and maintain it.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Getting Started with MariaDB Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewers
MariaDB Next Steps


To put data into our database, we use the INSERT command. The basic syntax is as follows:

INSERT [INTO] <table_name> [(<column_name>[, <column_name>,...])]

As with the CREATE TABLE command in the previous chapter, the parts of the syntax example within the angle brackets (<>) are what we'll replace with our own values. The parts between the square brackets ([]) are optional and the pipe character (|) means or. The curly brackets ({}) specify a mandatory section where there is a choice of the key word which you can use. For example, the INTO keyword is optional but makes the INSERT line more readable and we can use the keyword VALUE or VALUES depending on whether we are inserting a single column of information or multiple columns, but we must use one of them. Three dots (...) represent the part where the previous part can be repeated.

The expression part is the value that we want to put in...