In this chapter we learn other ways to interact with our database beyond the simple db_select() query from the earlier video. This example walks through writing a module that that saves and displays data about how many times a user has visited a specific page. We learn about db_select(), db_insert(), db_update(), db_merge(), db_delete() and introduce the concept of "get and set" helper functions.
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