MySQL Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 4.11, by Dr. Herong Yang

Introduction of MySQL 5.0 Programs

This chapter provides notes and tutorial examples on MySQL 5.0 programs. Topics include a list of MySQL 5.0 main programs; introduction of mysqld, mysqladmin, mysql, mysqldump, and mysqlimport.

List of MySQL Programs

mysqld - The MySQL Server Program

mysqladmin - The Client Tool for Administrators

mysql - The Client Tool for End Users

Using mysql to Run SQL Statements

mysqldump - Dumping Data to Files

mysqlimport - Loading Data from Files


  • MySQL 5.0 provides one server program, mysqld.
  • MySQL 5.0 provides two main client programs, mysqladmin - the server administrator tool, mysql the end user tool.
  • MySQL 5.0 also provides tools to dump data to files, mysqldump, and import dat from files, mysqlimport.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of SQL

 MySQL 4.0 Introduction and Installation

 Installing MySQL 5.5.15

 Installing MySQL 5.0.2 (Alpha)

Introduction of MySQL 5.0 Programs

 Perl Programs and MySQL Servers

 PHP Programs and MySQL Servers

 Java Programs and MySQL Servers

 Datatypes and Data Literals

 Operations and Expressions

 Character Strings and Bit Strings

 Commonly Used Functions

 Table Column Types for Different Types of Values

 Using DDL to Create Tables and Indexes

 Using DML to Insert, Update and Delete Records

 Using SELECT to Query Database

 Transaction Management and Isolation Levels


 Defining and Calling Stored Procedures

 Variables, Loops and Cursors Used in Stored Procedures


 Printable Copy - PDF Version

Introduction of MySQL 5.0 Programs - Updated in 2012, by Dr. Herong Yang