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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 tell a story with your data. You learned how to find a narrative, including what types of stories can be told with data, including reporting, explanatory, predictive, correlation, and causation stories. You also learned about combining these types of stories to tell stories about how something changed over time, how to go from a big picture to a narrow focus and vice versa, and comparing and contrasting data. You then learned how to ask questions to get to the question or problem you want to solve. After, you learned how to use the statistical identity of your data to determine a story.

Then, you learned how to know your audience, including determining who they are and what would be a compelling presentation for them. Some of your audience may include decision-makers, colleagues, and the general public. You learned that different types...