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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 10 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. --Jake Bond --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
"Taylor writes in a breezy, entertaining style that SQL novices will find inviting." Amazon.com
Covers Microsoft SQL Server 7
Find Out How to Use SQL for Effective Database Communication Handle SQL like a native speaker in no time! Written by a 30-year computer veteran, SQL For Dummies®, 3rd Edition, explains how to use this powerful language to create, manipulate, and manage relational databases. Get an insider's tour of relational databases and client-server systems, work your way up to sophisticated commands and statements, and check out the coverage of SQL-related products such as Microsoft SQL Server 7.
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I like to start off projects with simple concepts and a few examples to get off the ground. Well this book does just that. Read morePublished on March 15 2007 by B. Chandler
This book was just a good as my University's suggested text book. If you need to know something regarding SQL, it is IN HERE. Read morePublished on July 15 2003
I worked with SQL some years ago and bought this book as a refresher. I've used only one other "dummy" book and that was "ASP for Dummies" and found it... Read more
I bought SQL for Dummies when I was handed a web project that demanded a high traffic database. Previous to the purchase I had only worked with flat text files and had no SQL... Read morePublished on Jan. 29 2003 by Roger
Poorly written, jumps back and force between the topics not yet explainedPublished on July 19 2002 by JohnDoe155
This book assumes you already know the basics of SQL and programming. Feh! I sent it back and got PL/SQL 101... Read morePublished on May 29 2002 by Larry Wolkoski
After being thrown kicking and screaming into the world of the relational database, I figured I'd better get some book-learning from something that would start with the absolute... Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2001
I was unimpressed with the way this book is presented. Not enough examples of core SQL.Published on Oct. 21 1999 by Kathy Bungard