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Worked for me
Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2016
I wanted to learn how to build a database for my golf league, so I started with Database Design for Mere Mortals. After the design was established, I moved on to SQL Queries for Mere Mortals. The combination of these two books gave me the foundation I needed. Before this book I was doing no more than simple SELECT statements from a single table with a lot of data manipulation in PHP. Using what I learned, I'm now running the league's website using SQL queries that are far more complex that I ever imagined possible for me. League roster, standings, scoring, scheduling, team and individual stats are all handled using a combination of inner/outer joins, subqueries and calculations. If you are new to SQL select queries and you want pull data from multiple tables, this book will show you how.