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Introduction to SQL Training using MySQL

Course description

Overview

This MySQL training course is designed for students new to writing SQL queries using MySQL. The SQL learned in this course is standard to all modern databases, but MySQL will be used in class and syntax and functionality specific to MySQL will be pointed out.

Goals

1.   Understand how MySQL works

2.   Learn to use SQL to output reports with MySQL

3.   Learn to write queries getting data from multiple tables.

Outline

1.   Relational Database Basics

1.   Brief History of SQL

2.   Relational Databases

1.   Tables

2.   Rows

3.   Columns

4.   Relationships

5.   Datatypes

6.   Primary Keys

7.   Foreign Keys

8.   Relational Database Management System

3.   Popular Databases

1.   Commercial Databases

2.   Popular Open Source Databases

3.   Valid Object References

4.   SQL Statements

1.   Database Manipulation Language (DML)

2.   Database Definition Language (DDL)

3.   Database Control Language (DCL)

2.   Simple SELECTs

1.   Introduction to the Northwind Database

2.   Some Basics

1.   Comments

2.   Whitespace and Semi-colons

3.   Case Sensitivity

3.   SELECTing All Columns in All Rows

4.   Exploring the Tables

5.   SELECTing Specific Columns

6.   Sorting Records

1.   Sorting By a Single Column

2.   Sorting By Multiple Columns

3.   Sorting By Column Position

4.   Ascending and Descending Sorts

7.   The WHERE Clause and Operator Symbols

1.   Checking for Equality

2.   Checking for Inequality

3.   Checking for Greater or Less Than

4.   Checking for NULL

5.   WHERE and ORDER BY

8.   The WHERE Clause and Operator Words

1.   The BETWEEN Operator

2.   The IN Operator

3.   The LIKE Operator

4.   The NOT Operator

9.   More SELECTs with WHERE

10.     Checking Multiple Conditions

1.   AND

2.   OR

3.   Order of Evaluation

11.     Writing SELECTs with Multiple Conditions

3.   Advanced SELECTs

1.   Calculated Fields

1.   Concatenation

2.   Mathematical Calculations

3.   Aliases

2.   Calculating Fields

3.   Aggregate Functions and Grouping

1.   Aggregate Functions

2.   Grouping Data

3.   Selecting Distinct Records

4.   Working with Aggregate Functions

5.   Built-in Data Manipulation Functions

1.   Common Math Functions

2.   Common String Functions

3.   Common Date Functions

6.   Data Manipulation Functions

4.   Subqueries, Joins and Unions

1.   Subqueries

2.   Joins

1.   Table Aliases

2.   Multi-table Joins

3.   Using Joins

4.   Outer Joins

5.   Unions

1.   UNION ALL

2.   UNION Rules

6.   Working with Unions

5.   If time allows, one or more of the following may be covered:

1.   Conditional Processing with CASE

2.   INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE

3.   Student Challenges - Design your own reports

 


Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students. The course topics and order of presentation may be modified based upon the needs of each individual class.