Join Bill Weinman for an in-depth discussion in this video What are data types?, part of MySQL Essential Training.
…Data types are how your database system…stores and represents different types of data internally.…The data types that are available in one database management system are pretty…much guaranteed different than the data…types available on another database management system.…MySQL supports three fundamental types of data.…Numeric types are used for representing numerical values.…String types are used for representing both text and non-text strings.…Date and time types are used for…representing dates, times and other temporal values.…
MySQL also supports specialty types including boolean, enumerations and sets.…Integer types come in various sizes.…They have a fixed number of digits, and they have no fractional part.…Fixed point types are used to represent precise values.…They have a fixed decimal point, so their skill is known.…They're commonly used for financial and other applications where accuracy is more…important than the ability to represent very large or very small values.…Floating point types are used to represent real numbers.…
- Writing queries
- Creating and updating databases and tables
- Using MySQL built-in functions
- Sorting and filtering data
- Updating tables with triggers
- Working with subselects and views
- Creating and using a stored function
Skill Level Beginner
1. Installing and Configuring the Test Environment
2. Basic Syntax
3. Creating a Database
4. MySQL Data Types
5. MySQL Functions
8. Subselects and Views
9. Stored Routines
10. PHP's PDO Interface with MySQL
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