Review and Pursue
If you have any problems with the review questions or the pursue prompts, turn to the book’s supporting forum (LarryUllman.com/forums/).
What version of MySQL are you using? If you don’t know, find out now!
What characters can be used in database, table, and column names?
Should you treat database, table, and column names as case-sensitive or case-insensitive?
What are the three general column types?
What are the differences between CHAR and VARCHAR?
How do you determine what size (in terms of subtype or length) a column should be?
What are some of the other properties that can be assigned to columns?
What is a primary key?
If you’re using the command-line mysql client to connect to MySQL, what username and password combination is required?
Find the online MySQL manual for your version of MySQL. Bookmark it!
Start thinking about what databases you may need for your projects.
If you haven’t yet changed the MySQL root user password (assuming you’ve installed MySQL on your own computer), use the instructions in Appendix A to do so now.