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phpMyAdmin Starter

By : Software Freedom Conservancy Inc, Marc Delisle
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phpMyAdmin Starter

By: Software Freedom Conservancy Inc, Marc Delisle

Overview of this book

phpMyAdmin is an extremely popular, free and open source tool intended to easily handle the administration of MySQL with the use of a web browser. It can perform a variety of tasks in order to efficiently manage web databases. With this helpful step-by-step guide, we will build a solid understanding of the core capabilities of phpMyAdmin.If you are new to phpMyAdmin this is the perfect companion for getting you off to a flying start. No previous experience with phpMyAdmin is required as you will be guided through downloading and installing it on your system. After installation we will explore the use of top features and the vibrant online community surrounding phpMyAdmin.The amount of things that you can do with phpMyAdmin is overwhelming, so the quick start guide will show you how to create your very first tables. The list of resources will help you to become familiar with the phpMyAdmin community, which is a valuable part of any Open Source project. Finally, you will see how to use five key features of phpMyAdmin ñ including browsing, searching, and changing data, exporting to Excel, and creating relations between tables - that will allow you to perform simple tasks to learn the basics and set off on your own.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

phpMyAdmin Starter

Welcome to the phpMyAdmin Starter. This book has been especially created to provide you with all the information that you need to get set up with phpMyAdmin. You will learn the basics of phpMyAdmin, get started with creating your own tables, and discover some tips and tricks for using phpMyAdmin.

This document contains the following sections:

So what is phpMyAdmin? — find out what phpMyAdmin actually is, what you can do with it, and why it’s so great.

Installation — learn how to download and install phpMyAdmin with the minimum fuss and then set it up so that you can use it as soon as possible.

Quick start— this section will show you how to perform one of the core tasks of phpMyAdmin, creating tables. Follow the steps to create your own tables, which will be the basis of most of your work in phpMyAdmin.

Top features you need to know about— here you will learn how to perform five tasks with the most important features in phpMyAdmin. By the end of this section you will be able to browse, search, and change data, and create relations.

People and places you should get to know — every Open Source project is centered around a community. This section provides you with many useful links to the project page and forums, as well as a number of helpful articles, tutorials, blogs, and the Twitter feeds of phpMyAdmin super-contributors.