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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


In this chapter, you learned how to explore your dataset and get to know your data with statistical identities. You also learned how to detect rare and outlier values, missing values, and duplicate values.

Then, you learned how to become an expert of your dataset by creating a data dictionary. You also learned how to use regular expressions to match data patterns. Finally, you learned how to process your dataset by fixing or removing rare or outlier values, missing values, and duplicate values.

In the next chapter, you will learn how to tell a story with your data. You will learn how to find a narrative, including what types of stories are told with data. This includes how to use the statistical identity of your data to determine a story. You will also learn how to know your audience, including determining who they are and what would be an effective presentation for...