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Can I learn MySQL in 1 month?

I do some website design here and there occasionally for a few clients
and I've got a new one that wants a database with their website that
will display pricelists displayed for their products and they want the
ability to have individual logins for their customers. I'm more of a
designer than a programmer and I've never really done anything complex
with a database before, and certainly nothing with MySQL. I had
someone who I thought was going to do the database part with me, but
he no longer wants to do it. So I was wondering if its possible to
learn MySQL in a motnh or so well enough to allow it to interface with
a website and do what this client is suggesting? Does anyone have any
helpful tips, tutorials, books etc that would help me do this fairly
quickly? Being a full time college student taking summer classes I
already feel swamped! But I want to try to get this working if
possible. Thanks in advance!
Jul 20 '05 #1
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In my opinion it's not the mySQL part that is difficult but rather the
ASP,vbScript, php or whatever language you'll be using to interface the
webpage with the database.
The database just stores the data. I'm using mySQL now. Once you have it
running on a server and the tables created it is just accessed (to edit,
add, delete data) via your pages.
mySQL has a decent online manual:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/index.html

"David" <dm******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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I do some website design here and there occasionally for a few clients
and I've got a new one that wants a database with their website that
will display pricelists displayed for their products and they want the
ability to have individual logins for their customers. I'm more of a
designer than a programmer and I've never really done anything complex
with a database before, and certainly nothing with MySQL. I had
someone who I thought was going to do the database part with me, but
he no longer wants to do it. So I was wondering if its possible to
learn MySQL in a motnh or so well enough to allow it to interface with
a website and do what this client is suggesting? Does anyone have any
helpful tips, tutorials, books etc that would help me do this fairly
quickly? Being a full time college student taking summer classes I
already feel swamped! But I want to try to get this working if
possible. Thanks in advance!

Jul 20 '05 #2
Robin wrote:
In my opinion it's not the mySQL part that is difficult but rather the
ASP,vbScript, php or whatever language you'll be using to interface the
webpage with the database.
The database just stores the data. I'm using mySQL now. Once you have it
running on a server and the tables created it is just accessed (to edit,
add, delete data) via your pages.
mySQL has a decent online manual:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/index.html

"David" <dm******@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:36**************************@posting.google.c om...
I do some website design here and there occasionally for a few clients
and I've got a new one that wants a database with their website that
will display pricelists displayed for their products and they want the
ability to have individual logins for their customers. I'm more of a
designer than a programmer and I've never really done anything complex
with a database before, and certainly nothing with MySQL. I had
someone who I thought was going to do the database part with me, but
he no longer wants to do it. So I was wondering if its possible to
learn MySQL in a motnh or so well enough to allow it to interface with
a website and do what this client is suggesting? Does anyone have any
helpful tips, tutorials, books etc that would help me do this fairly
quickly? Being a full time college student taking summer classes I
already feel swamped! But I want to try to get this working if
possible. Thanks in advance!



You seem to need a short term reference. I have found O'Reilly's "MySQL
Cookbook" useful. At the link below you can evaluate the book online
free for fourteen days.

Hope this helps.

http://safari.oreilly.com/?x=1&mode=...c=1&u=1&r=&o=1

Jul 20 '05 #3

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