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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 book, you learned many things about the SQL programming language and how to use it in MySQL Workbench. This included creating databases, creating and alerting tables, and creating and altering indexes.

You learned how to select data with SQL syntax using the SELECT, WHERE, ORDER BY, JOIN, GROUP BY, and HAVING clauses. We also provided information about the aggregate functions you can use in the GROUP BY clause. You also learned how to modify data with SQL syntax including INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE. This included how to use SQL transactions to commit and rollback SQL statements.

Then, you learned about advanced query techniques, including how to create and use subqueries, common table expressions, query hints, and transaction isolation level syntax. You learned about programmable objects, including creating and using views, variables, stored procedures, functions...