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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, we covered installing MySQL Workbench on Windows and Mac. This included step-by-step instructions to help you walk through each part of the installation process. The guidelines also included how to configure MySQL Workbench on both Windows and Mac. We walked through some examples of connecting to your local MySQL and also setting up connections to other MySQL servers. We concluded with a step-by-step explanation of how to restore a database to MySQL.

In the next chapter, we will cover what data types are and how to use them. We will learn about specific data types and what data can be stored in each. Data types include string, numeric, and date and time, as well as other types such as JSON. String data types include char and varchar, binary and varbinary, blob, enum, and text. Numeric data types include bit, int, float, double, and decimal. Date and time...