Anybody familiar with SQL?

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Metroidz, Jun 17, 2019.

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  1. Metroidz

    Metroidz Australian Skial God

    Steam:

    Pretty much the title and this:

    I'm being paid by department at my college to learn and teach myself SQL (not any specific variety) just an overall knowledge and work towards being an advanced user for the college. l already know how to use Access, Excel, and Microsoft SQL (the software mainly)

    I just don't know how to write SQL statements from scratch. I do EVERYTHING in Excel/Access or other programs, and know what people need with them.

    My question is why are they (companies & businesses) wanting/needing people to learn it?

    I feel like I'm learning to build an engine with my hands and handtools, when I know how to operate a machine to build a car.

    Advice, tips, dumb ratings are welcome.
     
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  2. HowIMetYourMother

    HowIMetYourMother Gaben's Own Aimbot Contributor

    1. Are you a student at a college?
    2. SQL is one of the most sought-after programming skills (it's not a language), i'm guessing because whatever industry you are in, its extremely important to handle information and thus the system to store it in. Maybe they have a bunch of data already in a db but if you know how to acces it you can do just about anything with it. They obviously want you to learn it so they can use it for future projects, i'm guessing they already have on in mind. If you ask the nature of said project maybe you can focus down on what you need to learn.
     
  3. Metroidz

    Metroidz Australian Skial God

    Steam:

    1. Yes, I'm a student at the colleges that's paying me. So a student and contracted employee.
    2. I know what they're wanting it for; but it's rudimentary, old ways and I can't comprehend it very well. I'm not much for programming.
     
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  4. Bottiger

    Bottiger Administrator

    Steam:

    SQL is used in a lot of databases. We use mysql to run this forum, the stats, and everything else like the key market.

    It is one of the easiest languages you can learn.

    https://sqlzoo.net/
     
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