Database Design Manual: using MySQL for Windows / Edition 1

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Overview

Essential SQL fast provides a comprehensive guide to SQL, using the Windows-based version of MySQL. MySQL is a freely available, multi-platform database management system, making it ideal for learning the techniques and concepts of database design. Using numerous worked examples and illustrations, Matthew Norman describes how to set up the database management system MySQL. In doing so he covers various topics, including: installing and testing MySQL; using the graphical tools; database design techniques and concepts; retrieving, changing and deleting data; and how to make other products communicate with MySQL.

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"MySQL is one of the most commonly used open source relational database management systems (RDBMS). Fully updated to include information on latest versions, this Springer book is becoming one of the most easily understandable texts on MySQL available. … Norman does a good job … . The text is liberally interspersed with examples of SQL … . Windows users who need to set up MySQL will greatly appreciate this book. … The book is a thorough, yet easy to understand resource for beginners." (Hector Zenil Chavez, Computing Reviews, December, 2004)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781852337162
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 9/9/2003
  • Series: Springer Professional Computing Series
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 209
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

1 MySQL and Databases 1
2 Installing and Testing MySQL 9
3 How Shall We Store it? - Datatypes 19
4 Designing and Creating Tables 33
5 Populating the Database 45
6 Retrieving the Data 55
7 Joining Tables 73
8 Changing Data 87
9 Deleting our Data 103
10 Aggregate Functions 107
11 Working with Dates and Times 117
12 Securing the Database 135
13 Optimizing MySQL 151
14 Sharing MySQL data with MyODBC 163
15 MySQL with PHP, Apache and Perl 183
16 Making life easier 199
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