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Tutorials: Learn SQL step by step

0 SELECT basics
Some simple queries to get you started
1 SELECT name
Some pattern matching queries
2 SELECT from World
In which we query the World country profile table.
3 SELECT from Nobel
Additional practice of the basic features using a table of Nobel Prize winners.
In which we form queries using other queries.
In which we apply aggregate functions. more the same
In which we join two tables; game and goals. previously music tutorial
7 More JOIN operations
In which we join actors to movies in the Movie Database.
8 Using Null
In which we look at teachers in departments. previously Scottish Parliament
8+ Numeric Examples
In which we look at a survey and deal with some more complex calculations.
9- Window function
In which we examine UK general election results.
9+ COVID 19
In which we measure the impact of COVID-19
9 Self join
In which we join Edinburgh bus routes to Edinburgh bus routes.
10 Tutorial Quizzes
Test your knowledge with multiple choice quizzes
11 Tutorial Student Records
Creating a database
12 Tutorial DDL
Instructions on how to import data and analyse it in mysql

Reference: how to...

How to read the data from a database.
How to create tables, indexes, views and other things. How to get rid of them.
How to put records into a table, change them and how to take them out again.
How to work with dates; adding, subtracting and formatting.
5 Functions
How to use string functions, logical functions and mathematical functions.
6 Users
How to create users, GRANT and DENY access, get at other peoples tables. How to find processes and kill them.
7 Meta Data
How to find out what tables and columns exist. How to count and limit the rows return.
8 SQL Hacks
Some SQL Hacks, taken from "SQL Hacks" published by O'Reilly
9 Using SQL with PHP on Amazon EC2 servers
Video tutorials showing how to run MySQL, PHP and Apache on Amazon's EC2 cloud servers.
Simpler instructions for students following module INF08104 at Edinburgh Napier University
10 An introduction to transactions
Video tutorials showing how sessions can interfere with each other and how to stop it.
11 Using SQL with C#
Code to connect to a database in Visual Studio.

Assessments: More involved examples for confident users

Each assessment includes 15 questions graded easy, medium and hard.

Module Feedback
Responses from students on their learning experience.
Help Desk
Calls to a support desk
Guest House
Managing bookings for a hotel
Adventure Works
An example based on a wholesaler (based on MicroSoft's sample database)
University Timetables
Schedules for lectures and tutorials
Bands, Concerts, Performances
Making and ordering dresses
Congestion Charging
Monitoring and charging cars going in and out of London


SQL Resources

SQL User Manuals
MimerMySQL Oracle SQL Server Access DB2 Sybase Postgres SQLite
Online copies of implementation specific user manuals.
Starting SQL
[ MySQL | Oracle | SQL Server | DB2 | Postgres | Ingres ]
How to connect to the server and execute SQL statements.
Programming with SQL
[ SQL in perl on the Web | SQL from Java ]
Error Messages
Some error messages from SQL engines
Temporary Assessment section, before the main menu is finished.
Assessment Temp

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