This chapter is a complete introduction to SQL in general, and SQLite's implementation of it in particular. It assumes no previous experience with either SQL or the relational model. If you are new to SQL, SQLite should serve as an excellent springboard to entering the world of relational databases. It will give you a good grounding in the fundamentals. While the previous chapter on the relational model was a little theoretical and stuffy, this chapter is much more relaxed and practical. We're not here to prove theories; we're here to get things done. So if you didn't read the previous chapter, that's perfectly fine. You should still have no trouble with the material covered in this chapter. An understanding of the relational model ...

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