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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

Knowing your audience

Information regarding who will be viewing your presentation and findings will be necessary for deciding how to present your findings. You will need to determine who your audience is so that you can provide your results in the proper manner.

Determining who your audience is

Your audience can include many people or a specific subset of people. When you are telling a story with business data, some of your audience may be as follows:

  • Decision-makers: This could include your manager or the executives at your organization. Your direct manager may want or need more information than an executive, who would like a more high-level, less-detailed presentation.
  • Colleagues: This could be people who are on your...