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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

Understanding numeric data types

Numeric data types can hold integers, which include positive and negative whole numbers. Numeric data types can also contain fixed-point and floating-point numbers, which store fractions of whole numbers. This section walks you through the different numeric data types in MySQL. This section also shows you where Oracle, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server numeric data types are different.

Numeric data types in MySQL

The numeric data types in MySQL include the following:

  • INT: An INT value can range from -2147483648 to 2147483647. An INT can only store whole numbers. It can't store numbers with decimal places. Any value you try to place with decimal places will be rounded up or down depending on...