SQL for MySQL Developers: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference / Edition 1

SQL for MySQL Developers: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference / Edition 1

by Rick F. van der Lans, Diane Cools
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0131497359
ISBN-13:
9780131497351
Pub. Date:
05/04/2007
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
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Overview

SQL for MySQL Developers: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference / Edition 1

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.

Coverage includes

  • 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.

Contents

About the Author

Preface

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 Clause

CHAPTER 8 SELECT Statement: The WHERE Clause

CHAPTER 9 SELECT Statement: SELECT Clause and Aggregation Functions

CHAPTER 10 SELECT Statement: The GROUP BY Clause

CHAPTER 11 SELECT Statement: The HAVING Clause

CHAPTER 12 SELECT Statement: The ORDER BY Clause

CHAPTER 13 SELECT Statement: The LIMIT Clause

CHAPTER 14 Combining Table Expressions

CHAPTER 15 The User Variable and the SET Statement

CHAPTER 16 The HANDLER Statement

CHAPTER 17 Updating Tables

CHAPTER 18 Loading and Unloading Data

CHAPTER 19 Working with XML Documents

PART III Creating Database Objects

CHAPTER 20 Creating Tables

CHAPTER 21 Specifying Integrity Constraints

CHAPTER 22 Character Sets and Collations

CHAPTER 23 The ENUM and SET Types

CHAPTER 24 Changing and Dropping Tables

CHAPTER 25 Using Indexes

CHAPTER 26 Views

CHAPTER 27 Creating Databases

CHAPTER 28 Users and Data Security

CHAPTER 29 Statements for Table Maintenance

CHAPTER 30 The SHOW, DESCRIBE, and HELP Statements

PART IV Procedural Database Objects

CHAPTER 31 Stored Procedures

CHAPTER 32 Stored Functions

CHAPTER 33 Triggers

CHAPTER 34 Events

PART V Programming with SQL

CHAPTER 35 MySQL and PHP

CHAPTER 36 Dynamic SQL with Prepared Statement

CHAPTER 37 Transactions and Multiuser Usage

APPENDIX A Syntax of SQL

APPENDIX B Scalar Functions

APPENDIX C System Variables

APPENDIX D Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780131497351
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Publication date: 05/04/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 1032
Sales rank: 341,188
Product dimensions: 6.94(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.87(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author xix

Preface xx

PART I Introduction 1

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to MySQL 3

CHAPTER 2 The Tennis Club Sample Database 29

CHAPTER 3 Installing the Software 37

CHAPTER 4 SQL in a Nutshell 41

PART II Querying and Updating Data 71

CHAPTER 5 SELECT Statement: Common Elements 73

CHAPTER 6 SELECT Statements, Table Expressions, and Subqueries 145

CHAPTER 7 SELECT Statement:The FROM Clause 171

CHAPTER 8 SELECT Statement: The WHERE Clause 213

CHAPTER 9 SELECT Statement: SELECT Clause and Aggregation Functions 315

CHAPTER 10 SELECT Statement: The GROUP BY Clause 349

CHAPTER 11 SELECT Statement: The HAVING Clause 375

CHAPTER 12 SELECT Statement: The ORDER BY Clause 383

CHAPTER 13 SELECT Statement: The LIMIT Clause 395

CHAPTER 14 Combining Table Expressions 409

CHAPTER 15 The User Variable and the SET Statement 421

CHAPTER 16 The HANDLER Statement 429

CHAPTER 17 Updating Tables 437

CHAPTER 18 Loading and Unloading Data 461

CHAPTER 19 Working with XML Documents 471

PART III Creating Database Objects 491

CHAPTER 20 Creating Tables 493

CHAPTER 21 Specifying Integrity Constraints 539

CHAPTER 22 Character Sets and Collations 561

CHAPTER 23 The ENUM and SET Types 577

CHAPTER 24 Changing and Dropping Tables 591

CHAPTER 25 Using Indexes 603

CHAPTER 26 Views 631

CHAPTER 27 Creating Databases 653

CHAPTER 28 Users and Data Security 659

CHAPTER 29 Statements for Table Maintenance 683

CHAPTER 30 The SHOW, DESCRIBE, and HELP Statements 693

PART IV Procedural Database Objects 701

CHAPTER 31 Stored Procedures 703

CHAPTER 32 Stored Functions 745

CHAPTER 33 Triggers 755

CHAPTER 34 Events 767

PART V Programming with SQL 783

CHAPTER 35 MySQL and PHP 785

CHAPTER 36 Dynamic SQL with Prepared Statement 807

CHAPTER 37 Transactions and Multiuser Usage 815

APPENDIX A Syntax of SQL 839

APPENDIX B Scalar Functions 903

APPENDIX C System Variables 953

APPENDIX D Bibliography 963

Index 967

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Van der Lans offers an impressively thorough education in MySQL 5. It is remarkable how much capability is offered for free in the open source MySQL. The book can also be used to learn generic SQL from scratch. Some early chapters give a quick recap, that should be understandable to an experienced programmer, who does not know SQL. If this describes you, the biggest adjustment to learning it might be its declarative nature, as opposed to the procedural ethos of most programming languages. One striking feature of the book is the extensive explanation of SELECT. This is the key statement of SQL, and you need to be facile with it. Nine [sic] chapters are devoted to SELECT. Gives you some idea of both the power and complexity of the command. Rarely do other SQL books allocate so much space to a rendition of SELECT. Often, they teach you the basic modes of using it, and then you are left on your own. (Gee, thanks!) Whereas here, for example, an entire chapter is about the SELECT HAVING clause, and another chapter is on the SELECT LIMIT clause. Across these nine chapters are enough worked examples that you can fruitfully mine. Later chapters delve into more specialised aspects of SQL. Sure, these are all significant. But maybe the most useful is the idea of stored procedures and functions. Vital to optimising performance. Lest this very mass of detail prove offputting, keep in mind the 'Reference' in the book's title. You don't have to read it all at once. As you go thru it, you should develop an intuition of what can be safely relegated to a later reading, when you have specific need of those topics.