As the Junior Data Scientist of Knight Industries we created a table to keep track of all our operatives: SQL-Basics: Create, Read, Update, Delete
Devon asks us to keep track of our operations aka missions as well. For the first implementation let us assume that a mission has one operative and an operative can participate in multiple missions. that’s what we call an 1 to many relationship.
| |1 active in n| |
| operative +-----------------+ missions |
| | | |
Missions have an id, a code name like “Phantom Liberty”, an operative id and a total cost. Continue reading “SQL-Basics: Relations”
we learned the standard SQL statements to create a table, insert data into it, retrieving data from tables and altering data. Now we want to do even
Devon is a data driven man and to evaluate our mission, he likes to know from us:
- how many missions we finished
- the total cost of all missions
- the mission with the lowest cost
- the mission with the highest cost
- the average mission cost
- the five most expensive missions
SELECT COUNT(*) FROM missions;
SELECT SUM(total_cost) FROM missions;
SELECT MIN(total_cost) FROM missions;
SELECT MAX(total_cost) FROM missions;
SELECT AVG(total_cost) FROM missions;
SELECT * FROM missions ORDER BY total_cost DESC LIMIT 5;
<=> is the NULL-safe equals operator
SELECT * FROM reports WHERE NOT driver <=> user_id
This episode is about the basic statements needed to create, read, update and delete data in a database system.
Let’s assume we work as a data scientist for Knight Industries. We want to help the Foundation of Law and Government to keep track of our operatives.
We decide to use a classic relational database management system or RDBMS. In order to explore Database Management Systems we can either install one locally or we can use an online tool like SQLFiddle.
To interact with RDBMS we use SQL – the Structured Query Language.
As the name says SQL (speak either S-Q-L or Sequel) is used to write structured queries. Think of “conversations” when You think of “queries”.
So, let’s fire up SQLFiddle. Continue reading “SQL-Basics: Create – Read – Update – Delete”
Sometimes your RDBMS does not allow You certain changes like updating a table without using a WHERE that uses a key column.
When You are really sure what You want to do:
SET SQL_SAFE_UPDATES = 0;
Sometimes You screw up your database design and you have redundancies i.e. your database is not normalized. If You want to correct that: Subqueries for the rescue! Continue reading “SQL-Basics – Subqueries: Update column with values from another column”
You can comment your queries with
-- This is a comment in SQL
SELECT * FROM my_table -- WHERE id = 1