Allen Taylor

Allen G. Taylor is a 30-year veteran of the computer industry and the author of 27 books, including SQL For Dummies, Seventh Edition, Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies, SQL All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, and Database Development For Dummies. He lectures internationally on astronomy, history, database, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He also teaches database development and Crystal Reports through a leading online education program, offered at over 2,000 colleges and universities. For the latest news on Allen’s activities, check out www.DatabaseCentral.Info. Allen’s blog, The Zetetic Forum, can be found at You can contact Allen at


  1. SQL For Dummies, Seventh Edition, John Wiley, February 2010
  2. Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies, John Wiley, June 2008
  3. SQL All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies, John Wiley, July 2007
  4. Introduction to Database Management, (coauthor), John Wiley, March 2007
  5. SQL For Dummies, Sixth Edition, John Wiley, August 2006
  6. Crystal Reports 10 For Dummies, John Wiley, July 2004
  7. SQL for Dummies, Fifth Edition, John Wiley, 2003
  8. Access Power Programming with VBA, (with V. Andersen), John Wiley, 2003
  9. Crystal Reports 9 For Dummies, John Wiley, 2002
  10. SQL Weekend Crash Course, Hungry Minds, 2001
  11. SQL For Dummies, Fourth Edition, Hungry Minds, 2001
  12. Database Development For Dummies, IDG Books, 2000
  13. SQL For Dummies, Third Edition, IDG Books, 1998
  14. SQL For Dummies, Second Edition, IDG Books, 1997
  15. File Formats (CD-ROM Edition), Miller Freeman, 1996
  16. SQL For Dummies, IDG Books, 1995
  17. dBASE for Windows Solutions, John Wiley, 1994
  18. Voodoo OS/2, Ventana Press, 1993
  19. Using Windows NT, (Contributing Author), Simon & Schuster 1993
  20. Teach Yourself Paradox 4.0, Henry Holt/MIS Press, 1992
  21. ObjectVision 2.0 Developer’s Guide, Bantam/Random House, 1992
  22. Teach Yourself Paradox, MIS Press, 1991
  23. The Unix Guide for DOS Users, MIS Press, 1990
  24. Introduction to dBASE IV, Compute! Publications, 1989
  25. R:BASE User’s Guide, Que Corporation, 1988
  26. Guide to OS/2, Scott Foresman & Company, 1988
  27. R:BASE System V User’s Guide, Que Corporation, 1987
  28. Using Hard Disks with PCs, Prentice-Hall, 1986
  29. R:base 5000 User’s Guide, Que Corporation, 1986

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