SQL for MySQL Developers: A Comprehensive Tutorial and Reference

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    

Author: Rick F. van der Lans

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