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Learn SQL Database Programming

By : Josephine Bush
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Book Image

Learn SQL Database Programming

5 (1)
By: Josephine Bush

Overview of this book

SQL is a powerful querying language that's used to store, manipulate, and retrieve data, and it is one of the most popular languages used by developers to query and analyze data efficiently. If you're looking for a comprehensive introduction to SQL, Learn SQL Database Programming will help you to get up to speed with using SQL to streamline your work in no time. Starting with an overview of relational database management systems, this book will show you how to set up and use MySQL Workbench and design a database using practical examples. You'll also discover how to query and manipulate data with SQL programming using MySQL Workbench. As you advance, you’ll create a database, query single and multiple tables, and modify data using SQL querying. This SQL book covers advanced SQL techniques, including aggregate functions, flow control statements, error handling, and subqueries, and helps you process your data to present your findings. Finally, you’ll implement best practices for writing SQL and designing indexes and tables. By the end of this SQL programming book, you’ll have gained the confidence to use SQL queries to retrieve and manipulate data.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)
Section 1: Database Fundamentals
Section 2: Basic SQL Querying
Section 3: Advanced SQL Querying
Section 4: Presenting Your Findings
Section 5: SQL Best Practices

Using query hints and transaction isolation levels

Query hints and isolation levels help you to have more control over how your query is executed by MySQL. Before we discuss these topics, let's go over what locking, blocking, and deadlocking mean.

Understand the concepts of locking, blocking, and deadlocking

Locking is what happens when a query runs against a database. There are read locks and write locks:

  • Read locks: Allow other queries reading data (SELECT) to read as well.
  • Write locks: Other queries can't read or write data until the write (INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE) query is complete.

Blocking can happen when one or more queries holds a lock on the same data. Deadlocking can happen when each query locks data...