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Workshop

The following workshop is composed of a series of quiz questions and practical exercises. The quiz questions are designed to test your overall understanding of the current material. The practical exercises are intended to afford you the opportunity to apply the concepts discussed during the current hour, as well as build upon the knowledge acquired in previous hours of study. Please take time to complete the quiz questions and exercises before continuing. Refer to Appendix C, "Answers to Quizzes and Exercises," for answers.

Quiz

  1. What does the acronym SQL stand for?

  2. What are the six main categories of SQL commands?

  3. What are the four transactional control commands?

  4. What is the main difference between client/server and Web technologies as they related to database access?

  5. If a field is defined as NULL, does that mean that something has to be entered into that field?

Exercises

  1. Identify the categories in which the following SQL commands fall:

  2. create table
    delete
    select
    insert
    alter table
    update
  3. Study the following tables and pick out the column that would be a good candidate for the primary key:

  4. EMPLOYEE_TBL

    INVENTORY_TBL

    EQUIPMENT_TBL

    name

    item

    model

    phone

    description

    year

    start date

    quantity

    serial number

    address

    item number

    equipment number

    employee number location assigned to

  5. Refer to Appendix B, "Using MySQL for Exercises." Download and install MySQL on your computer to prepare for hands-on exercises in the following hours of instruction.

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