02 December 2022
02 December 2022

Subqueries in MySQL

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A subquery is a type of query that is embedded—or nested—into a data manipulation language (DML) statement. The data returned by the subquery is passed into the DML statement and incorporated into its overall logic. The subquery itself is typically a SELECT statement, although you can also use a TABLE statement or VALUES statement. Even so, the SELECT statement continues to be the most common choice for subqueries, and that’s the one I focus on in this article.… Read more
12 November 2022
12 November 2022

Introducing the MySQL DELETE statement

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In the last few articles in this series, you learned about three important data manipulation language (DML) statements: SELECT, INSERT, and UPDATE. The statements make it possible to retrieve, add, and modify data in a MySQL database. Another DML statement that is just as important is DELETE, which lets you remove one or more rows from a table, including temporary tables. In this article, I focus exclusively on the DELETE statement to help round out our discussion on the core DML statements in MySQL. Overall, the DELETE statement is fairly basic, but one that’s no less necessary to have in your arsenal of DML tools. … Read more
14 October 2022
14 October 2022

Backing up MySQL Part 1: mysqldump

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mysqldump is one of the most popular database backup tools in the MySQL world. The tool is prevalent partly because it’s very basic and quite powerful – mysqldump database backup tool is command line-based, very simple and very straightforward to use. As far as MySQL or its flavors (MariaDB and Percona Server) are concerned, this … Read more
07 October 2022
07 October 2022

Introducing the MySQL INSERT statement

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In the previous article in this series, I introduced you to the SELECT statement, one of several SQL statements that fall into the category of data manipulation language (DML), a subset of statements used to query and modify data. Another DML statement is the INSERT statement, which lets you add data to MySQL tables, both … Read more