Beginning SQL

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SQL works with databases to insert and extract data and is an international standard for manipulating data in databases. This hands-on resource covers everything from a review of SQL basics and database design to creating your own databases and using the SQL language in a variety of database applications.

Packed with essential code, theories, concepts, and techniques, as well as a cache of useful examples, this comprehensive text will have you quickly designing your own ...

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Overview

SQL works with databases to insert and extract data and is an international standard for manipulating data in databases. This hands-on resource covers everything from a review of SQL basics and database design to creating your own databases and using the SQL language in a variety of database applications.

Packed with essential code, theories, concepts, and techniques, as well as a cache of useful examples, this comprehensive text will have you quickly designing your own databases and writing SQL code sufficient for many real-world situations. Practice exercises in each chapter help speed up your comprehension. By the end of the book, you'll be prepared to handle any surprise that SQL might throw your way.

This book is for programmers with some prior programming experience who are seeking to develop their database programming skills using SQL. The book assumes no previous programming experience, so it is also suitable for database programming beginners including database administrators.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764577321
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/14/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 698,451
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to SQL 7
Ch. 2 Entering information 41
Ch. 3 Extracting information 53
Ch. 4 Advanced database design 117
Ch. 5 Manipulating data 157
Ch. 6 Grouping and aggregating data 189
Ch. 7 Selecting data from different tables 207
Ch. 8 Queries within queries 235
Ch. 9 Advanced queries 263
Ch. 10 Views 287
Ch. 11 Transactions 301
Ch. 12 SQL security 327
Ch. 13 Database tuning 349
App Setting up and using the five database systems 391
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