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INSERT Using the WITH Clause in MySQL

As of MySQL v8, we have Common Table Expressions (CTEs) or the WITH clause available. I recently learned how to use the WITH clause in an INSERT statement, similar to INSERT with SELECT. Like always, I enjoy sharing what I learn so let’s all learn together…

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For the sake of simplicity (and my sanity) I’m using this arbitrary sample data:

SELECT *
FROM auto_test;

We can use the WITH clause to generate

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MySQL Metadata Queries – Column Structure and Definition With the COLUMNS Table

The INFORMATION_SCHEMA database is full of information and metadata about your database(s). Columns are a necessity and their definition ensures sound storage and data integrity. Learn all about them with the COLUMNS table.

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MySQL Metadata Queries – Find all tables in a Schema

Of course, there are other ways to determine what tables are present in a particular MySQL Database or Schema. You can also find this information if your database user account has permissions for the INFORMATION_SCHEMA database. Continue reading and follow along with an example query…

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MySQL WHERE Clause Conditional With Numeric Data

We know that when filtering text data in a MySQL WHERE clause conditional, strings are placed in single quotes. In this blog post, learn how to filter numeric data in a MySQL WHERE clause conditional…

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MySQL WHERE Clause Equality Comparison Operator

We don’t always need all rows from the table as part of the final results set. You can use one (or more) of the comparison operators to filter the rows with a WHERE clause conditional. In this post, we are looking at the equality comparison operator (=)…

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MySQL BETWEEN Operator Queries – Are they inclusive?

I recently learned of some odd behavior using MySQL BETWEEN operator queries, filtering by a DATETIME column. I wrote about this over on Medium so I am sharing the post for any readers here who are interested…

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MySQL Searched CASE Expression – with examples

During many decision-making phases in programming code (conditional logic), there are times execution depends on several different factors. Multiple conditional tests are powerful and constraining, oftentimes requiring more than one test to be passed in order for program flow to proceed. For MySQL (and standard SQL in general) the CASE expression is used for IF/THEN/ELSE conditional logic. The post, MySQL Simple CASE Expression – with examples, covered Simple CASE queries which are essentially equality tests. MySQL Simple CASE is but one variant of 2, with the other being a MySQL Searched CASE Expression.  A MySQL Searched CASE Expression can have multiple conditional tests in each WHEN

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MySQL Simple CASE Expression – with examples

Programming logic is foundational in any application or piece of software. Without it, software wouldn’t really do much of anything. Everything happens off of choice. In the end, some truthy or falsy value is what makes stuff work. For IF/THEN/ELSE logic in standard SQL, there is the CASE expression. There are 2 variations of the CASE Expression: Simple and Searched. In this post, I cover the Simple MySQL CASE expression with example queries…

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MySQL Column Aliases using the AS keyword

Be it running reports or displaying data in some other visualization, SQL SELECT column expressions should be meaningful and understandable. To provide those valuable query results, SQL Developers, use a multitude of available functions, adjacent columns, or other means not readily apparent to end-users. All that being said, the column names often suffer the most as far as readability is concerned, taking on long function call names or other combined expressions. But, as luck would be on our side, there is an easy fix and that is aliasing columns using the AS keyword. Although AS is optional – in this particular context – I err on the side of readability and use it when aliasing SELECT column expressions.

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MySQL Count Weekday occurrences

Each SQL dialect is different in some way, shape, form, or fashion from the next flavor. Some dialects have this function, while others have that function. In this post, I cover porting over Oracle SQL to MySQL in order to count the number of occurrences of a specific weekday found in the current given month (at the time of writing) purely as a learning exercise focused on MySQL DATE functions and the WITH clause…

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