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MySQL for Python by Albert Lukaszewski, PhD

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Forming a query in MySQL

In order to best understand how to submit a query through MySQL for Python, it is important to ensure you understand how to submit a query in MySQL itself. The similarities between the two outnumber the differences, but the first may seem confusing if you don't properly understand the second.

MySQL statements have a basic structure. In following a set structure, they are formed like natural language statements. Being a computer program, it understandably responds very poorly to informational statements and only moderately well to questions. Almost all MySQL statements have an imperatival tone, expressing your command. This is reflective of the client-server relationship. The computer is the servant who exists to do the ...

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