"Over the next few pages, I'll be explaining some of the
basic SQL commands to create and enter information into a database,
together with examples that should make things clearer. In case
you've never used a database before, or the thought of learning
another language scares you, don't worry - SQL is considerably
simpler than most programming languages, and you should have no
trouble picking it up."
"... You should note at this point that mySQL is a "relational
database management system", or RDBMS. A relational database is
typically composed of multiple tables, which contain inter-related
pieces of information. SQL allows you to combine the data from
these tables in different ways, thereby allowing you to create and
analyze new relationships between your data."
"... Once you've created a table, it's time to begin entering
data into it - and the SQL command to accomplish this is the INSERT