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Indeed: Before I actually did SQL I knew it was hard and complicated and scary. Now that I’ve done it, it’s open the database, pick a table, and pretty much INSERT and SELECT. I’d add two caveats:

Start simple, (if available) use the cli to do the above manually, then write the simplest possible program, and expand from there.

Don’t be afraid to use Google or copy and paste from Stack Overflow, but once you have the above simple program working, play with it till you do understand it.