Allen G. Taylor SQL For Dummies

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SQL For Dummies

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9780764501050: SQL For Dummies

SQL (Structured Query Language) is the industry standard for talking to databases. It is being implemented in client/server networks as a way to enable personal computers to access the resources of corporate databases. This text covers SQL in a generic manner and shows how to use database management systems to define and administer databases and their applications. It also demonstrates how to use SQL's assortment of tools and features.

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This is the rare case of a book that can take you from a beginner to an advanced-intermediate level. Like many of the books in IDG's Dummies series, this volume begins with a definition ("What is SQL?") and ends with "The Part of Tens," a collection of tips in a top ten list form. Taylor writes in a breezy, entertaining style that SQL novices will find inviting. One caveat: The examples are given in Borland's Delphi, a rapid application development (RAD) tool. Some sections show several screen shots from Delphi and it may be difficult to follow along in these sections if you don't have the program in front of you. As with other Dummies books, SQL for Dummies is entertaining to read although the nonstop jokes may distract some readers from the technical content.

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Take charge of relational databases!

Now updated with coverage of the SQL:1999 standard

Step-by-step instructions for database design and implementation

The fun and easy way to create and maintain databases with SQL
SQL gives you the power to create, manipulate, update, and retrieve information in any major relational database management system. But how do you get up to speed on this complex language? Relax! With Allen G. Taylor at your side, you'll be building tables, creating views, and writing nested queries in no time.

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  • Understand SQL and relational databases basics
  • Build a multitable database
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  • Use SQL in Internet and enterprise applications
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