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MySQL: Implementing a Relational Database Design


This beginners course equips you with the skills to implement a relational database design entity relationship diagram (ERD) into a MySQL database. Please be prepared for a fast paced course, but the materials provided can be used for consolidation after the course.

Target audience
  • All current University members (departments and colleges)
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

Confident general computer skills. A basic understanding of programming concepts would be helpful but is not required.

Topics covered (session 1)

Part 1:

  • Connecting to and Disconnecting from the MySQL Server
  • Creating tables
  • Applying PKs and FKs
  • Inserting data
  • Modifying table structure
  • Update and delete data
  • Using LIKE, BETWEEN, and wildcards to find data
  • Querying data from one table (select)
  • Using comparison, logical and arithmetic operators
  • Concatenation of data
  • Using aliases
  • Grouping and ordering data
  • Aggregation of data: SUM AVG MIN MAX COUNT
Topics covered (session 2)

Part 2:

  • Subqueries
  • Querying data from multiple tables through joins
  • Input data from, and output data to a text file
  • Backup and restore
  • Create users and granting privileges
  • Remote login

Presentation, demonstrations and Practicals

Taught using

MYSQL v. 5.6.11 on MCS Windows


Two half day sessions, please note that you will not have time in class to complete all the exercises therefore you may want to complete them outside of the teaching sessions


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