van der Lans Rick F. - SQL for MySQL Developers
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The Most Complete and Practical Guide to MySQL Version 5's Powerful SQL Dialect
MySQL version 5 offers a SQL dialect with immense power. In SQL for MySQL Developers, Rick F. van der Lans helps you master this version ofSQL and take advantage of its full potential. Using case study examplesand hands-on exercises, van der Lans illuminates every key concept,technique, and statement–including advanced features that make iteasier to create even the most complex statements and programs.
Drawing on decades of experience as an SQL standards team member and enterprise consultant, he reveals exactly why MySQL's dialect works as it does–and how to get the most out of it. You'll gain powerful insight into everything from basic queries to stored procedures, transactions to data security.
Whether you're a programmer, Web developer, analyst, DBA, or database user, this book can take you from "apprentice" to true SQL expert. If you've used SQL in older versions of MySQL, you'll become dramatically more effective–and if you're migrating from other database platforms, you'll gain practical mastery fast.
* Writing queries, including joins, functions, and subqueries * Updating data * Creating tables, views, and other database objects * Specifying keys and other integrity constraints * Improving efficiency with indexes * Enforcing security via passwords and privileges * Embedding SQL statements within PHP programs * Building stored procedures and triggers * Using transactions, locking, rollback, and isolation levels * Utilizing MySQL's catalog All of the book's sample programs are available for download from www.r20.nl.
About the Author
Rick F. van der Lans is author of the classic Introduction to SQL, the definitive SQL guide that database developers have relied on for more than 20 years. He is a consultant, author, and lecturer specializing in database technology, development tools, data warehousing, and XML. As managing director of the Netherlands-based R20/Consultancy, he has advised many large companies on defining their IT architectures. He chairs the European Meta Data Conference, and writes columns for several magazines.
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PART I Introduction
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to MySQL
CHAPTER 2 The Tennis Club Sample Database
CHAPTER 3 Installing the Software
CHAPTER 4 SQL in a Nutshell
PART II Querying and Updating Data
CHAPTER 5 SELECT Statement: Common Elements
CHAPTER 6 SELECT Statements, Table Expressions, and Subqueries
CHAPTER 7 SELECT Statement:The FROM...