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Expert MySQL by Charles A. Bell

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CHAPTER 8Adding Functions and Commands to MySQL

One of the greatest challenges facing systems integrators is overcoming the limitations of the systems being integrated. This is usually a result of the system having limitations with, or not having certain functions or commands that are needed for, the integration. Often this means getting around the problem by creating more "glue" programs to translate or augment existing functions and commands.

The MySQL AB developers have recognized this need and added flexible options in the MySQL server to add new functions and commands. For example, you may need to add functions to perform some calculations or data conversions, or you may need a new command to provide specific data for administration. This ...

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