While I’m switching labs next term after more than a decade with more comprehensive lab set, I’m hoping the new exercises build the students’ core SQL skill set. Next term, I hope to see whether the change is successful. I’ve opted for using Alan Beaulieu’s Learning SQL: Generate, Manipulate, and Retrieve Data, 3rd Edition, because it’s a great book and uses the MySQL database.
One exercise that the students will lose is a data migration
exercise from a badly designed
to a well designed
common_lookup table. The starting
point is shown below on the left and the fixed version is on the