MySQL wizardry MySQL wizardry

June 6, 2001

"According to some authoritative sources (Joe Celko, "SQL for smarties") we should use specialized (and expensive) statistical tools to achieve this purpose with a database server."

"My recent experience with MySQL has shown that you don't have to invest a fortune to have server-side cross-tabulations. The way I found it is littered with errors and disappointment, and in perspective it should appear quite boring. This is the chronicle of how I would have liked to find out a solution."