SQL at work Choosing SQL client and connecting to a database

249. Choosing SQL client and connecting to a database

Once you figured out which database you need to connect to and got your user’s credentials we’re ready to download a SQL client and start writing queries.

⚠ If your company already has a BI tool in place then you might not need a SQL client. BI tools usually have an SQL interface. The only problem could be that not all data is available inside the BI tool (sometimes BI tools charge companies for a number of available records). That way it’s better to have both BI tool access (we can build interactive dashboards) and SQL client (for Ad Hoc analysis...

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Anatoli Makarevich, author of SQL Habit About SQL Habit

Hi, it’s Anatoli, the author of SQL Habit. 👋

SQL Habit is a course (or, as some of the students say, “business simulator”). It’s based on a story of a fictional startup called Bindle. You’ll play a role of their Data Analyst 📊 and solve real-life challenges from Business, Marketing, and Product Management.

SQL Habit course is made of bite-sized lessons (you’re looking at one atm) and exercises. They always have a real-life setting and detailed explanations. You can immediately apply everything you’ve learned at work. 🚀

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