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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


  1. Which data types are available for you to use when dealing with string data types?
  2. Why would you not want to use blob or text data types?
  3. What types of data types are available for you to use when dealing with numeric data types?
  4. Why would you want to use an unsigned versus a signed int?
  5. What types of data types are available for you to use when dealing with date and time data types?
  6. What types of RDMS support time zone awareness when storing datetime values?
  7. What types of other data types are available in MySQL?
  8. Why do you need to be careful when choosing data types?
  9. What data type would you use to store zip codes?
  10. What data type can you use to store social security numbers?