Oracle Database 10g PL/SQL 101

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Get The Ins-and-Outs of SQL and PL/SQL From an Oracle Expert

Perform database functions quickly and easily using the comprehensive information in this step-by-step guide. Oracle professional Christopher Allen begins with database basics and progresses to plain-language explanations and real-world examples of SQL statements and PL/SQL programs. You’ll learn how to manage, query, and manipulate data, use SQL*Plus, create SQL functions, and write practical PL/SQL applications. ...

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Overview

Get The Ins-and-Outs of SQL and PL/SQL From an Oracle Expert

Perform database functions quickly and easily using the comprehensive information in this step-by-step guide. Oracle professional Christopher Allen begins with database basics and progresses to plain-language explanations and real-world examples of SQL statements and PL/SQL programs. You’ll learn how to manage, query, and manipulate data, use SQL*Plus, create SQL functions, and write practical PL/SQL applications. Review questions, chapter summaries, and hands-on projects will have you understanding and exploiting the powerful features of Oracle Database 10g in no time.

  • Create tables, rows, records, columns, and fields
  • Store text, numbers, dates, pictures, and soundfiles in tables and columns
  • Define, manipulate, retrieve, and delete data, using SQL commands
  • Select, sort, and filter records with SQL functions and procedures
  • Write SQL commands to declare variables using anchored types
  • Use SAVEPOINT and ROLLBACK commands to ensure multilevel undo
  • Perform time-based and hierarchical data queries
  • Edit and reuse commands in script files, using the SQL*Plus program
  • Use PL/SQL views, sequences, procedures, functions, and packages
  • Use triggers to automate auditing, security, and maintenance tasks
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072255409
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/10/2004
  • Series: Oracle Press Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Allen (Santa Monica, CA) has been a database professional for almost 20 ears. He is an OCP DBA and an OCP Application Developer and has worked on numerous Oracle Financials implementations. In addition, he has taught several hundred computer classes to adults, resulting in extensive experience communicating technical information in ways that are easy to absorb and easy to remember. His published works include the Oracle Certified Professional Application Developer Exam Guide (co-author, Oracle Press), Hard Disk Smarts (John Wiley Publishing), and four books on Lotus (Que). He also served as technical editor for Microsoft's DOS 5 and DOS 6 manuals. He is currently employed at Metier, an Oracle partner company that provides consulting services in the Los Angeles area.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Database basics
1 Introduction to databases 3
2 Storing and retrieving data : the basics 21
3 Advanced data manipulation 61
4 Controlling SQL Plus 93
Pt. II Advanced SQL
5 SQL functions 123
6 Using indexes and constraints 183
7 Other useful oracle techniques 239
Pt. III Create programs using PL/SQL
8 Introduction to PL/SQL 281
9 More PL/SQL tools 323
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2011

    Would recommend this book

    I liked the information that the book provided and found it easy to follow. I thought the author provided a little too much history as far as SQL; the first 7 chapters covered more SQL than PL/SQL. But I found this book to be informative and would buy it again.

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