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"MySQL Cookbook" provides a unique problem-and-solution format that offers practical examples for everyday programming dilemmas. For every problem addressed in the book, there's a worked-out solution or "recipe"--short, focused pieces of code that you can insert directly into your applications. But "MySQL Cookbook" is more than a collection of cut-and-paste code. You also get explanations of how and why the code works, so you can learn to adapt the techniques to similar situations.
The book covers a lot of ground. Solutions for typical MySQL dilemmas range from simple ways to find all records that contain a given string, to more difficult problems, such as finding matching/non-matching records in two tables. Whether you use MySQL on Unix, Linux, Windows or the Mac OS X platform, the book will show you how to:
Import data from external sources
Export data for use by external programs
Access MySQL from your web server
Use scripts with MySQL to read queries from a file
Access MySQL from within client programsthat use Perl, PHP, Java, Python and other languages
Construct queries that solve commonly-occurring questions
Interact with the server
This learn-as-you-go resource will help users of all levels exploit MySQL more fully. "MySQL Cookbook" supplies you with an armory of ready-made techniques for specific problems so that, even if you're an experienced MySQL user, you don't have to write everything from scratch.