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From:Paul DuBois Date:July 31 2000 4:54am
Subject:Re: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"
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At 8:29 PM -0700 2000-07-30, Mike Wexler wrote:
>Paul DuBois wrote:
>>
>>  At 6:56 PM -0700 2000-07-30, henrydesiato@stripped wrote:
>>  >Aha! Now that makes perfect sense! I think what you just wrote should go
>>  >directly into the CREATE TABLE page. Thank you for all your help.
>>
>>  Actually, pretty much all of what he wrote, which is perfectly correct,
>>  is basic database terminology.  What you have been demonstrating with
>>  your posts, I suspect, is that you are a newcomer to databases, without
>>  familiarity with the idea of, e.g.,  what an index is or what it is for.
>>  That's not a criticism, just an observation.  Your experience (or 
>>lack of it,
>>  if I'm correct) seems to be leading you to expect that the MySQL Reference
>>  Manual should be a basic text on SQL and relational databases.  That is
>>  not what it's for.  It's a reference manual.  It's not going to teach
>>  you database basics.  For that, you should probably get a general text
>>  that does purport to teach basic stuff.
>
>At the beginning of the introduction, it  should say this and have a
>link to section 1.8.
>
>Also in section 1.8, the URLs should be links.
>
>This might help the beginners (if they read the introduction) and gives
>us a quick place to send people (page 1 of the manual), when we realize
>that they are unfamiliar with SQL.


Done.  It should show up next time the Web site is updated.

-- 
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
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The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"henrydesiato30 Jul
  • Re: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Paul DuBois30 Jul
    • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"henrydesiato30 Jul
      • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"indrek siitan30 Jul
        • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"henrydesiato31 Jul
          • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"indrek siitan31 Jul
  • Re: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Paul DuBois30 Jul
  • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"indrek siitan30 Jul
    • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"henrydesiato31 Jul
Re: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Nick Lindridge30 Jul
  • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"henrydesiato30 Jul
Re: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Nick Lindridge31 Jul
  • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"henrydesiato31 Jul
    • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Paul DuBois31 Jul
      • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"henrydesiato31 Jul
        • Re: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Benjamin Pflugmann31 Jul
        • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Paul DuBois31 Jul
    • Re: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Benjamin Pflugmann31 Jul
Re: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Nick Lindridge31 Jul
  • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"henrydesiato31 Jul
RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"henrydesiato31 Jul
  • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Paul DuBois31 Jul
Re: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Nick Lindridge31 Jul
  • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"henrydesiato31 Jul
    • RE: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Paul DuBois31 Jul
    • Re: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Mike Wexler31 Jul
      • Re: The meaning of "UNIQUE idx_user_id (user_id)"Paul DuBois31 Jul