Data Analysis with SQL: Inform a Business Decision

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Pull data from a database to answer a business question

90 minutes
No download needed
Split-screen video
Desktop only

A database is an organized collection of data that has value to a business. The purpose of SQL is to extract specific data needed to solve a business problem—or answer a business question. In this project, you will work with the Northwind Traders database, which contains data for the fictitious company Northwind Traders. Your task will be to pull data from the database to answer the question “Which Northwind Traders employees should get bonuses for their sales performance?”

Skills you will develop

  • Data-Informed Decision-Making

  • W3Schools Tryit Editor

  • Relational Database

  • Data Analysis

  • SQL

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Project and Database Introduction

  2. A Look at the Business Question and the Suggested Solution

  3. Joining Tables Together in SQL to Obtain Data for Analysis

  4. Joining Customers and Orders Tables Together in SQL

  5. Calculate and Summarize Sales for each Order

  6. Data Analysis Results

  7. Cumulative Challenge Task: Orders per Customer

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