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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.4 for Effective MySQL Management

By : Marc Delisle, Software Freedom Conservancy Inc
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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.4 for Effective MySQL Management

By: Marc Delisle, Software Freedom Conservancy Inc

Overview of this book

phpmyAdmin is one of the most widely used open source applications, which is written in PHP. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL. Currently, it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields, manage privileges, export data into various formats and is available in 52 languages.phpMyAdmin is a web-based front-end to manage MySQL databases and has been adopted by a number of Open-Source distributors.Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.4 for Effective MySQL Management is an easy-to-read, step-by-step practical guide that walks you through every facet of this legendary toolóphpMyAdminóand takes you a step ahead in taking full advantage of its potential. This book is filled with illustrative examples that will help you understand every phpMyAdmin feature in detail.This is the official guide to this popular MySQL web interface. It starts with installing and configuring phpMyAdmin, including the phpMyAdmin Configuration Storage, which is the key to its advanced features. This is followed by configuring authentication in phpMyAdmin and setting parameters that influence the interface as a whole.You will also learn some advanced features such as defining inter-table relations with the advanced Designer module. You will practice synchronizing databases on different servers and managing MySQL replication to improve performance and data security. Moreover, you will also store queries as bookmarks for their quick retrieval.In addition to it, this book helps you to learn new features introduced in version 3.4.x such as users' preferences, producing charts and the visual multi-table query builder.
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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.4 for Effective MySQL Management
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Creating bookmarks

There are two instances when it is possible to create a bookmark—after a query is executed (in which case we don't need to plan ahead for its creation), and before sending the query to the MySQL server for execution. Both of these options are explored in the following sections.

Creating a bookmark after a successful query

Initial bookmark creation is made possible by the Bookmark this SQL query button. This button appears only after executing a query that generates a result (when at least one row is found); so this method for creating bookmarks only stores SELECT statements. For example, a complex query produced by the multi-table query generator (as seen in Chapter 12) could be stored as a bookmark in this way, provided that it finds some results.

Let us see an example. In the Search page for the book table, we select the columns that we want in the results, and enter the search values as shown in the following screenshot:

After clicking on Go, we see that the results page...