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    SitePoint Guru coiL's Avatar
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    Unhappy no doubt a stupid question

    Ok I'm probably going to sound very ignorant but I have to ask. If Mysql is a program, and it uses SQL can I just get a book on SQL and then be able to use mysql? I ask this beacuse I am having a hell of a lot of trouble finding books on Mysql. No trouble at all finding books on plain SQL.

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    I am having a hell of a lot of trouble finding books on Mysql. No trouble at all finding books on plain SQL.

    You should buy kev's book. Then you can learn the basics of mysql and php.

    He also has one of the best appendix in his book.
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    MySQL uses some different syntax from standard SQL... it also lacks several features (the stable 3.23 version at least) like transactions and subselects (this is in version 4 of course)... but of course you still can learn SQL and then adjust to the differences with the help of the online manual...

    there is a rather good (IMHO) MySQL book called "MySQL" by Paul DuBois... it's a little dated but worth a look...


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