Exercises, examples and other material relating to training module S152. This topic is presented on public courses Deploying LAMP - Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP
, Linux Web Server
, Deploying Java Applications on Linux / Unix
The Structured Query Language provides the application programmer interface that allows data to be entered into, edited, and selected from most relational databases. It also provides users with suitable authorisation with the ability to create and edit the structures that hold the data.
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Examples from our training material
|joiner.sql|| Create two tables, link them with left join|
|linked.sql|| Two tables ... an illustration of the different joins|
|loader.sql|| Loading data from csv files|
|make_dvd.sql|| Create a database and table for a DVD collection|
|pop_dvd.sql|| Insert rows into sample dvd table |
|seeds.mysql|| MySQL example - table joins|
|sql_demo.sql|| Adding and amending data in a database table|
|tab1|| First table for advanced join demos |
|tab2|| Second table for advanced join demos |
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Topics covered in this module
The structure of a database as seen by SQL.
Hello SQL World.
Initial administration and error handling.
Field types and modifiers in MySQL.
Floating point (real) numbers.
Whole (Integer) numbers.
One or more values from a pre-defined list.
Dates and Times.
A note on reserved words.
Commands to enter new rows of data.
The INSERT command.
The REPLACE command.
The LOAD command.
Returning table report information.
Commands to modify existing rows of data.
The UPDATE command.
The DELETE command.
Commands to modify the metadata.
The ALTER Command.
The DROP command.
The SHOW command.
On limiting selection.
Joining tables when selecting rows.
Extra use of SELECT.
Some more advanced SQL.
Loading data from file.
More on joining.
A regular "join".
A left join.
Joining across databases?.
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