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I am new to the database stuff...
I am trying to learn SQL. I want to know which book is good book.
I also want o learn Mysql , i was trying to download mysql server but i am confused which one to download??? So may thing from which i should choose
I am using windows.
Download MySQL5.1 "community". Follow the installation instructions to the letter. Set it up as a "Windows service" and give yourself a root password. Call it from the command-line before you try using a Java connector.
There are tutorials on the MySQL website, and a handbook; I quoted some links here.
There are lots of tutorials to SQL on the web; the Java™ Tutorials section is a good one.
Do you have an existing database you can work with? I find the process of setting up a database server can turn many people off since they sometimes break and require manual recovery. In short, using a database is very different from administering it, so don't get discouraged if installation doesn't go well.
No i don't have a database now, i am yet to install the server because its very confusing . still not sure which to download.
Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Go to the post I quoted yesterday, where there are other links; one gives you the installation instructions. You probably want the most recent available "stable" "essentials" version. Follow the instructions carefully, and yes, you probably want to run MySQL as a Windows Service.