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Expert MySQL, Second Edition by Charles Bell

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CHAPTER 7

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Adding Functions and Commands to MySQL

One of the greatest challenges facing systems integrators is overcoming the limitations of the systems being integrated. This is usually a result of the system having limitations with, or not having certain functions or commands that are needed for, the integration. Often, this means getting around the problem by creating more “glue” programs to translate or augment existing functions and commands.

MySQL developers recognized this need and added flexible options in the MySQL server to add new functions and commands. For example, you may need to add functions to perform some calculations or data ...

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