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DevShed: Speaking SQL (part 1)

Dec 30, 2000, 19:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Icarus Melonfire)

"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 command. ..."

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