In the same way as the
tmpfile() PHP opens a temporary file that is deleted as soon as the script ends, MySQL allows you to create temporary tables. These temporary tables work in the same way as normal tables - you can give them names, add data, read data back, sort information, and such, but are deleted as soon as your database connection is closed.
Temporary tables are covered in full depth later in this chapter.
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Databases Introduction Database hierarchy Types of data Date and time Transactions Stored procedures Triggers Views Keys Referential integrity Indexes Persistent connections Temporary Tables Table handlers Round up History MySQL PostgreSQL Oracle Microsoft SQL Server SQL SQL comments Interacting with MySQL Creating tables Making table changes Deleting tables Inserting data Selecting data Extra SELECT keywords Updating data Deleting data MySQL for dummies A working example Multiple WHERE conditions Grouping rows together with GROUP BY MySQL functions Managing indexes Simple text searching using LIKE Advanced text searching using full-text indexes Range matching Working with NULL Default values Using MySQL with PHP Connecting to a MySQL database Querying and formatting Disconnecting from a MySQL database Reading in data Mixing in PHP variables Results within results Advanced formatting Reading auto-incrementing values Unbuffered queries for large data sets phpMyAdmin PEAR::DB Quick PEAR::DB calls Query information Advanced PEAR::DB Impeared performance? SQLite Using SQLite Before you begin Getting started Advanced functions Mixing SQLite and PHP Normalisation Why separate data? So, what is the solution here? Why not separate data? First normal form Second normal form Other normal forms Conclusion Table joins Complex joins Using temporary tables Adjusting the priority queue How to design your tables Picking the perfect data type When MySQL knows best Persistent connections Choosing a table type Transactions MySQL Improved Subselects, views, and other advanced functions Subselects Views Referential integrity Summary Exercises Further reading Next chapter
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