Introduction of Datatype

This section provides quick introductions of datatypes supported by SQL: Character String, Bit String, Exact Number, Approximate Number, Date and Time.

Like all other computer languages, SQL deals with data. So let's first look at how SQL defines data.

Datatype: A group of data that shares some common characteristics and operations.

SQL defines the following datatypes:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of SQL

 MySQL Introduction and Installation

 Introduction of MySQL Programs

 PHP Programs and MySQL Server

 Perl Programs and MySQL Servers

 Java Programs and MySQL Servers

Datatypes and Data Literals

Introduction of Datatype

 Data Binary Representations

 Data Literals

 Data Literal Evaluation

 Character String Literal Evaluation Examples

 Hex String Literal Evaluation Examples

 Numeric Literal Evaluation Examples

 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

 Window Functions for Statistical Analysis

 Use Index for Better Performance

 Transaction Management and Isolation Levels

 Locks Used in MySQL

 Defining and Calling Stored Procedures

 Variables, Loops and Cursors Used in Stored Procedures

 System, User-Defined and Stored Procedure Variables

 MySQL Server Administration

 Storage Engines in MySQL Server

 InnoDB Storage Engine - Primary and Secondary Indexes

 Performance Tuning and Optimization

 Bulk Changes on Large Tables

 MySQL Server on macOS

 Installing MySQL Server on Linux

 Connection, Performance and Second Instance on Linux

 Archived Tutorials


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