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16 Aug 2022
PostgreSQL vs. MySQL: Is It Difficult to Switch?
So you know PostgreSQL, but the boss has decided to switch to MySQL. What are the differences between these two SQL dialects? We discuss PostgreSQL vs. MySQL in this article. PostgreSQL has gained popularity in the last decade, and many developers and database specialists learned PostgreSQL as their first SQL dialect. But PostgreSQL is not the only relational database; during your IT career, you will probably be asked to use another SQL dialect – like MySQL.
11 Aug 2022
How to Use Aggregate Functions in WHERE Clause
Filtering data according to the result of an aggregate function is a common data analysis task. So how do you use aggregates in the WHERE clause? We’ll dedicate this whole article to answering that question. Combining aggregate functions and filtering based on their results is often used in data analysis – e.g. showing branches with total sales above X, countries where the number of posts is lower than Y, students with an average score below Z, and so on.
9 Aug 2022
What Is an SQL Query?
An SQL query is the most basic SQL command. It is a question you ask a database. In this article, we dive into the basics of SQL queries to kickstart your SQL journey with practical knowledge right away! SQL, or Structured Query Language, is a programming language designed to interact with databases. When you want to access data in a database, be it to alter, delete, add, or simply extract information, you use SQL.
4 Aug 2022
Lesser-Known SQL YouTube Channels You Need to Follow Now!
Are you learning SQL? Many beginners start with YouTube tutorials. However, popular SQL clips are not always very helpful. You need to know which ones to watch so that you don't waste your time. In this article, I discuss SQL YouTube channels that, while not the most popular, deserve your attention. Click "subscribe" and watch! Those who follow my articles on LearnSQL.com know I'm not a huge fan of learning SQL from YouTube.
2 Aug 2022
Free SQL Course of the Month – Window Functions in PostgreSQL
Are you looking for the best way to master SQL window functions? In this article, I'll show you how you can do so for free. Throughout August 2022, you can access the interactive course Window Functions in PostgreSQL for free. Hurry, time is running out! Need a free PostgreSQL course on window functions? You've come to the right place! If you are reading this article, you probably know PostgreSQL is one of the most popular databases in the world.
1 Aug 2022
New Monthly SQL Practice for August 2022!
In our August 2022 SQL Practice, you’ll meet Anna, who manages a small private airline. She needs you to help her gather and analyze statistics on the company’s performance. Can you use your SQL skills to help her find the needed data? It shouldn’t be too hard if you have finished our SQL Basics courses or understand core SQL concepts. Our interactive SQL course is a great way to test your skills and see if you can put what you've learned so far into practice.
28 Jul 2022
How to Set Up a Company SQL Training Program with LearnSQL.com
Are you looking to set up a business or corporate SQL training for your company's employees? In this article, we’ll discuss how to build an efficient SQL training program and why the LearnSQL.com platform is the choice of leading tech companies. If you are responsible for employees’ professional development – especially in a data-driven company – you know that SQL is essential for anyone who works with data. This programming language can enhance the performance of data and business analysts (for whom SQL is often a primary tool) as well as marketers, salespeople, HR specialists, auditors, and many more.
26 Jul 2022
How to Get More from Your BI Tools with SQL
Are you frustrated with the limitations of your business analytics tool? Do you wonder if there are other features you could tap into? Would you like to know how SQL compliments your work with Power BI and Tableau? Read this article to learn more! If you are a data analyst or if data analysis is part of your everyday job, Business Intelligence (BI) tools are crucial for your work. You also know that most databases run SQL queries in the background of such tools.
21 Jul 2022
Use SQL for Data Analysis With the New Google Analytics 4
As Google is sunsetting its Universal Analytics in favor of Google Analytics 4, data analysts need to adapt and learn how to get the most from the new tool. In this article, I'll discuss how to enhance your data analysis by using SQL with Google Analytics 4. Universal Analytics by Google has been helping data analysts and marketers in all industries everywhere understand their audience better. However, Google recently announced they would stop their support of Universal Analytics on July 1, 2023.
19 Jul 2022
I Already Know PostgreSQL. Is it Hard to Start Using MS SQL Server?
What are the differences in PostgreSQL vs. MS SQL Server? We discuss the similarities and the differences between these two popular SQL dialects. Many of us developers and database specialists began working with free relational databases like PostgreSQL or MySQL for personal projects or small organizations. Some of us have since moved on to organizations using MS SQL Server and have had to learn to use the new tool. You may be wondering how challenging that is and whether you would struggle with SQL Server under similar circumstances.