If you are just getting started with SQL or databases in general, Rescued by SQL is for you! Rescued by SQL covers the history of SQL, language syntax, and concepts of database design, all of which are necessary to build a solid foundation in database development or administration. For intermediate to advanced users, this book is also helpful as it provides an overview of SQL functions as they are performed on Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL database system.The lessons presented in Rescued by SQL are intended to build upon one another so that by following them in order, you should gain an excellent overall understanding of the SQL language. The lessons can also serve as an excellent reference when a question arises about a specific SQL feature or syntax question.Rescued by SQL is designed to be used with Microsoft SQL Server 7.0; however, special notes relating to the use of the popular MySQL database server are included. The examples and code contained within are fully compliant with SQL standards (unless specifically noted) and should work on any database server which is SQL compliant. The SQL language, or subsets of it, can be found in most database servers, including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Oracle SQL Server, and MySQL so this book is useful for anyone working with databases.