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MySQL Crash Course By Ben Forta

MySQL Crash Course by Ben Forta

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Summary

Containing 30 lessons on MySQL, this book helps you learn how to: retrieve and sort data; filter data using comparisons, regular expressions, full text search, and much more; join relational data; create and alter tables; insert, update, and delete data; leverage the power of stored procedures and triggers; use views and cursors; and more.

MySQL Crash Course Summary

MySQL Crash Course by Ben Forta

MySQL is one of the most popular database management systems available, powering everything from Internet powerhouses to individual corporate databases to simple end-user applications, and everything in between. And this book will teach you all you need to know to be immediately productive with MySQL. By working through 30 highly focused hands-on lessons, your MySQL Crash Course will be both easier and more effective than you'd have thought possible. Learn how to: Retrieve and sort data Filter data using comparisons, regular expressions, full text search, and much more Join relational data Create and alter tables Insert, update, and delete data Leverage the power of stored procedures and triggers Use views and Cursors Manage transactional processing Create user accounts and manage security via access control Ben Forta is Macromedia's Senior Technical Evangelist, and has almost 20 years of experience in the computer industry in product development, support, training, and product marketing. Ben is the author of the best-selling Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes (now in its third edition, and translated into over a dozen languages), ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit, and Advanced ColdFusion Development (both published by Que Publishing), Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes, as well as books on SQL, Flash, JSP, HomeSite, WAP, Windows 2000, and other subjects.

About Ben Forta

Ben Forta is Macromedia Corporation's product evangelist for the ColdFusion product line. Ben has over 15 years of experience in the computer industry, and spent 6 years as part of the development team responsible for creating OnTime, one of the most successful calendar and group-scheduling products, with over one million users worldwide. Ben is the author of the popular ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit, and its sequel Advanced ColdFusion 4 Application Development. His book Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes is one of the world's bestselling SQL books with over 100,000 copies sold.

Table of Contents

MySQLCrash Course Table of Contents Introduction 1 Who Is This Book For? ................................................................................. 2 Companion Website ...................................................................................... 2 Conventions Used in This Book ................................................................. 3 1 Understanding SQL 5 Database Basics ............................................................................................. 5 What Is SQL? ............................................................................................... 11 Try It Yourself ............................................................................................... 11 2 Introducing MySQL 13 What Is MySQL? ......................................................................................... 13 MySQL Tools ............................................................................................... 16 3 Working with MySQL 21 Making the Connection .............................................................................. 21 Selecting a Database .................................................................................. 22 Learning About Databases and Tables .................................................. 23 4 Retrieving Data 27 The SELECT Statement .............................................................................. 27 Retrieving Individual Columns ................................................................ 27 Retrieving Multiple Columns ................................................................... 29 Retrieving All Columns ............................................................................. 31 Retrieving Distinct Rows .......................................................................... 31 Limiting Results ........................................................................................... 33 Using Fully Qualified Table Names ...................................................... 35 5 Sorting Retrieved Data 37 Sorting Data .................................................................................................. 37 Sorting by Multiple Columns .................................................................... 39 Specifying Sort Direction .......................................................................... 40 6 Filtering Data 45 Using the WHERE Clause ......................................................................... 45 The WHERE Clause Operators ................................................................. 46 7 Advanced Data Filtering 53 Combining WHERE Clauses ..................................................................... 53 Using the IN Operator ................................................................................ 57 Using the NOT Operator ........................................................................... 59 8 Using Wildcard Filtering 61 Using the LIKE Operator ........................................................................... 61 Tips for Using Wildcards ........................................................................... 65 9 Searching Using RegularExpressions 67 Understanding Regular Expressions ....................................................... 67 Using MySQL Regular Expressions ....................................................... 68 10 Creating Calculated Fields 81 Understanding Calculated Fields ............................................................ 81 Concatenating Fields .................................................................................. 82 Performing Mathematical Calculations ................................................. 86 11 Using Data ManipulationFunctions 89 Understanding Functions ........................................................................... 89 Using Functions ........................................................................................... 90 12 Summarizing Data 99 Using Aggregate Functions ...................................................................... 99 Aggregates on Distinct Values .............................................................. 106 Combining Aggregate Functions ........................................................... 108 13 Grouping Data 111 Understanding Data Grouping ............................................................... 111 Creating Groups ......................................................................................... 112 Filtering Groups ......................................................................................... 113 Grouping and Sorting ................................................................................ 116 SELECT Clause Ordering ......................................................................... 119 14 Working with Subqueries 121 Understanding Subqueries ....................................................................... 121 Filtering by Subquery ................................................................................ 121 Using Subqueries As Calculated Fields ............................................. 126 15 Joining Tables 131 Understanding Joins .................................................................................. 131 Creating a Join ............................................................................................ 134 16 Creating Advanced Joins 143 Using Table Aliases ................................................................................. 143 Using Different Join Types ..................................................................... 144 Using Joins with Aggregate Functions ................................................ 149 Using Joins and Join Conditions ............................................................ 151 17 Combining Queries 153 Understanding Combined Queries ........................................................ 153 Creating Combined Queries ................................................................... 154 18 Full-Text Searching 161 Understanding Full-Text Searching ...................................................... 161 Using Full-Text Searching ...................................................................... 163 19 Inserting Data 177 Understanding Data Insertion ................................................................. 177 Inserting Complete Rows ........................................................................ 177 Inserting Multiple Rows ........................................................................... 181 Inserting Retrieved Data .......................................................................... 183 20 Updating and Deleting Data 187 Updating Data ............................................................................................ 187 Deleting Data ............................................................................................. 189 Guidelines for Updating and Deleting Data ...................................... 190 21 Creating and ManipulatingTables 193 Creating Tables .......................................................................................... 193 Updating Tables ......................................................................................... 203 Deleting Tables .......................................................................................... 205 Renaming Tables ....................................................................................... 205 22 Using Views 207 Understanding Views ............................................................................... 207 Using Views ............................................................................................... 210 23 Working with Stored Procedures 217 Understanding Stored Procedures .......................................................... 217 Why Use Stored Procedures ................................................................... 218 Using Stored Procedures .......................................................................... 219 24 Using Cursors 231 Understanding Cursors .............................................................................. 231 Working with Cursors ............................................................................... 232 25 Using Triggers 241 Understanding Triggers ............................................................................ 241 Creating Triggers ........................................................................................ 242 Dropping Triggers ...................................................................................... 243 Using Triggers ............................................................................................. 244 26 Managing TransactionProcessing 249 Understanding Transaction Processing ................................................ 249 Controlling Transactions .......................................................................... 252 27 Globalization and Localization 257 Understanding Character Sets and Collation Sequences .............................................................................................. 257 Working with Character Set and Collation Sequences .............................................................................................. 258 28 Managing Security 263 Understanding Access Control .............................................................. 263 Managing Users ......................................................................................... 264 29 Database Maintenance 273 Backing Up Data ....................................................................................... 273 Performing Database Maintenance ...................................................... 274 Diagnosing Startup Problems ................................................................. 275 Review Log Files ...................................................................................... 275 30 Improving Performance 277 Improving Performance ............................................................................ 277 A Getting Started with MySQL 281 What YouOll Need ..................................................................................... 281 Obtaining the Software ............................................................................ 282 Installing the Software ............................................................................. 282 Preparing for Your Chapters ................................................................... 283 B The Example Tables 285 Understanding the Sample Tables ........................................................ 285 Creating the Sample Tables ................................................................... 290 C MySQL Statement Syntax 293 ALTER TABLE ............................................................................................. 293 COMMIT ........................................................................................................ 294 CREATE INDEX .......................................................................................... 294 CREATE PROCEDURE .............................................................................. 294 CREATE TABLE .......................................................................................... 294 CREATE USER ............................................................................................ 295 CREATE VIEW ............................................................................................ 295 DELETE ......................................................................................................... 295 DROP ............................................................................................................. 295 INSERT .......................................................................................................... 296 INSERT SELECT .......................................................................................... 296 ROLLBACK .................................................................................................. 296 SAVEPOINT ................................................................................................. 296 SELECT ......................................................................................................... 297 START TRANSACTION ............................................................................ 297 UPDATE ....................................................................................................... 297 D MySQL Datatypes 299 String Datatypes ......................................................................................... 300 Numeric Datatypes ................................................................................... 301 Date and Time Datatypes ....................................................................... 303 Binary Datatypes ....................................................................................... 304 E MySQL Reserved Words 305 Index 309

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GOR002934919
9780672327124
0672327120
MySQL Crash Course by Ben Forta
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education (US)
2005-12-22
336
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