Learning Structured Query Language starts with understanding how databases work. Basic concepts include creating a simple database and its tables, manipulating table data through commands, and developing relationships be... More »

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Tips for creating an effective database include using an easy-to-understand naming convention for field names, ensuring the database captures and reports all necessary information, avoiding use of null fields whenever po... More »

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As of 2015, users can download Microsoft Access from Office.com by either purchasing the software on its own or as part of the Microsoft Office application suite. Microsoft Access is available for both personal and comme... More »

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SQL is short for Structured Query Language. It is a standard programming language used in the management of data stored in a relational database management system. It supports distributed databases, offering users great ... More »

The eighth edition of SQL for Dummies by Allen G. Taylor is available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. Barnes & Noble sells the paperback version and the electronic version for the Nook e-reader. This book is eligible f... More »

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Use the CONCAT function to concatenate together two strings or fields using the syntax CONCAT(expression1, expression2). Though concatenation can also be performed using the || (double pipe) shortcut notation, errors are... More »

Concatenation in SQL servers refers to linking two strings together with the use of the + operator. In order to concatenate two expressions in a Microsoft SQL server, they must be of the same data type or have to be able... More »

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