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MySQL Pattern Matching using Regular Expressions 11/09/2015

In this follow-up to Beyond the LIKE Operator: Advanced Pattern Matching with MySQL, Rob Gravelle shows how to use the REGEXP operator to match alphanumeric characters, explores the role of meta-characters, and compares standard regular expression syntax to that of MySQL.

Common MySQL Insert and Update Tasks and Their Solutions 09/10/2015

Even with a lot of experience under your belt as a Database Administrator (DBA), using Insert and Update statements can be a nerve racking affair. Rob Gravelle shares some common Insert and Update statements for copying data from one table to another.

A Roundup of Popular MySQL Mobile Apps for Android 08/24/2015

Not so long ago, Rob Gravelle compiled a list of the most popular MySQL mobile apps for iOS. There are some excellent MySQL mobile apps available for Android as well. Rob Gravelle presents a selection of the popular choices.

MySQL Error Handling using the Signal and Resignal Statements 08/10/2015

MySQL introduced the SIGNAL and RESIGNAL statements in version 5.5 to raise your own error conditions from stored procedures, triggers, and events. Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to utilize both.

Top 10 MySQL GUI Tools 07/28/2015

Many third parties create rich applications to facilitate database management, database development and database administration. Here are ten outstanding graphical interfaces for MySQL.

Exploring MySQL 5.7’s Geo-Spatial Functions 07/20/2015

Rob Gravelle updates the closest_restaurants procedure, from the MySQL: Calculating Distance Based on Latitude and Longitude tutorial, to utilize some of the new MySQL Geo-Spatial Functions, including ST_AsText(), Point(), ST_Distance_Sphere(), ST_Contains(), and ST_MakeEnvelope().

Debugging MySQL Stored Procedures 07/09/2015

Rob Gravelle gives a rundown on how to use the "Debugger for MySQL" stand-alone GUI application on your stored procedures.

Building MySQL Crosstab and Subreports 06/22/2015

In this follow up to the Generating Reports on MySQL Data article, Rob Gravelle converts an existing report into a crosstab and adds a subreport using the Navicat for MySQL database administration GUI.

MySQL: Calculating Distance Based on Latitude and Longitude 06/08/2015

With the proliferation of mobile devices being at an all-time high, there has never been more demand for "Find near me" type apps. Rob Gravelle shows how to fetch a list of nearby restaurants sorted by distance using nothing but the power of MySQL!

MySQL Union and Union All Operators Primer 05/11/2015

Unless you’re writing application code that can deal with multiple result sets, it’s usually preferable to merge several similar queries together so that their results may be viewed as one data set. This tutorial offers a brief overview on how to accomplish this task using both the UNION and UNION ALL operators and provides a few examples to get you started.

Generating Reports on MySQL Data 04/09/2015

Rob Gravelle provides an overview of reporting tool types as well as some practical experience in report building using the reporting facilities of the Navicat for MySQL database administration GUI.

MySQL Fuzzy Text Searching Using the SOUNDEX Function 03/09/2015

Fuzzy searching has become a very prominent feature of Web search engines like Google. You can implement fuzzy text searching within your MySQL database by using a combination of built-in and user functions. Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to use the native SOUNDEX MySQL function.

MySQL Workbench 6.2 Performance Reporting 01/12/2015

The MySQL Workbench introduced Performance Tools in version 6.1.0 and updated them further in version of 6.2. Rob Gravelle gives an overview of MySQL Workbench Performance reports.

An Overview of the MySQL Performance Schema 12/08/2014

MySQL's Performance Schema provides a way to troubleshoot a lot of common performance issues without having to rely on specialized third-party solutions.  The fact that it uses regular SQL is also a big plus! Join Rob Gravelle as he explores the Performance Schema.

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