This book is not intended to be a complete reference to MySQL. It focuses on the stored program language. The following topics are therefore outside the scope of this book and are not covered, except in an occasional and peripheral fashion:
We assume that you already have a working knowledge of the
SQL language, and that you know how to write
While DBAs can use this book to learn how to write the code needed to build and maintain databases, this book does not explore all the nuances of the DDL (Data Definition Language) of MySQL’s SQL.