MySQL management, tutorials, scripts, coding, programming and tips for database administrators
It's fairly trivial to enclose varchar data within quotes using the CONCAT() function as long as you know which fields you want to enclose in quotes. Coming up with a more generic solution takes a little more doing. In this tutorial, Rob Gravelle describes two approaches, one employing a user function, the other, using a stored procedure.
Rob Gravelle presents some of the Top Reporting Tools for MySQL for your viewing pleasure.
The latest player to enter the database monitoring arena is Navicat. Rob Gravelle provides one of the first looks at Navicat Monitor's many features and describes how to configure it, with an emphasis on Windows 10.
Web-based database admin consoles have been somewhat limited, with the vast majority of tools aimed at specific database types, including phpMyAdmin (MySQL), Microsoft SQL Web Data Administrator (SQL Server), and various cloud services proprietary web consoles. Rob Gravelle takes a look at one web based-database tool named DBHawk.
While most DBMS apps focus on a specific database product, a few have gone the extra mile in supporting numerous database platforms. Rob Gravelle explores a recent addition named TablePlus. It supports a whole set of relational databases including PostgreSQL, MySQL, RedShift, SQL Server, and others.
Even though there is no official software release to download and use yet, the list of features for MySQL 8.0 was officially announced. Rob Gravelle talks about it and shares some of the exciting enhancements it contains.
In February of 2017, hundreds of MySQL databases were erased and replaced with a ransom demand. Rob Gravelle explores how databases were compromised and offers a few best practices for protecting your own MySQL installations from malicious entities.
Modern smartphones and other mobile devices have ushered in a new work paradigm where the office is where ever you are. The benefits of having 24/7 remote access to databases via mobile apps cannot be overstated. In today's article, we'll explore SQLPro for MySQL’s many features and get a feel for how it can help manage your publicly available and cloud databases from wherever you happen to be.
Although concerns about ownership and security persist, many companies have embraced cloud services and are reaping substantial financial rewards as a result. Rob Gravelle describes the different cloud database categories, and shows us how to configure an Amazon RDS MySQL database.
With so many causes and solutions of a database slowdown, you might expect to be spending the night at work, instead of in your warm bed. To avoid that cursed fate, read on to learn two ways to get at the root cause of slow MySQL performance using a couple of built-in MySQL features: The Slow Log and Performance Schema.
It pays to get a solid handle on how metadata is stored and retrieved in WordPress. In today’s article, we’ll learn how to fetch metadata from the wp_postmeta table using the versatile $wpdb object.
A key part of keeping your MySQL database running smoothly is the regular monitoring of performance metrics. There are literally hundreds of metrics that can be measured that can enable you to gain real-time insight into your database’s health and performance. Several MySQL monitoring tools have been developed to make performance monitoring easier. In today’s article, we’ll use Monyog to measure a few of the more important metrics.