SQL for MySQL: A Beginner's Tutorial
by Djoni Darmawikarta
ISBN: 9780980839678
$16.99, 140 pages

This introduction to SQL for MySQL begins by discussing exactly how data is stored and maintained in a relational database, familiarizing readers with SQL INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements. The guide then discusses how to construct basic queries, choose an appropriate output, and how to create and use groups. Readers will also learn how to use joins to query data from multiple tables, how to create predefined views that can be stored in a database, and how to utilize the metadata of a database. Appendices round out the book, covering the various indexing techniques available in MySQL and discussing how to install MySQL Community Edition and list the MySQL built-in data types.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Storing and Maintaining Data
Chapter 2: Basic Queries
Chapter 3: Full-Text Search
Chapter 4: Query Output
Chapter 5: Grouping
Chapter 6: Joins
Chapter 7: Subqueries
Chapter 8: Compound Queries
Chapter 9: Views
Chapter 10: Built-in Functions
Chapter 11: Transactions
Chapter 12: Stored Routines
Chapter 13: The Data Dictionary
Appendix A: Installing MySQL Community Edition
Appendix B: MySQL Built-in Data Types
Appendix C: Indexes