Fundamentals of
SQL

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About this Course

cap03.gif (979 bytes) This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals.

The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, Third Edition. Read the Introduction.

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Online Study Aids

Common SQL Commands
Glossary

Lesson 7. Introduction to the Database Query

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • What a database query is
  • How to use the SELECT statement
  • Adding conditions to queries using the WHERE clause
  • Using column aliases
  • Selecting data from another user's table

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) What Is a Query?
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Introduction to the SELECT Statement
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Examples of Simple Queries
 

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Test you understanding with the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Visit the onlineWorkshop .
    Return here after completing your Workshop session.

 


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