Oracle SQL By Example (Prentice Hall Professional Oracle Series) / Edition 4

Oracle SQL By Example (Prentice Hall Professional Oracle Series) / Edition 4

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ISBN-10: 0137142838

ISBN-13: 9780137142835

Pub. Date: 08/28/2009

Publisher: Prentice Hall

“The book...has enough depth for even a seasoned professional to pick up enough tips to pay back the price of the book

many times over.”

–Dr. Paul Dorsey, President, Dulcian, Inc., Oracle Magazine PL/SQL Developer of the Year 2007, and President

Emeritus, New York Oracle Users Group

“This is a fascinating

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“The book...has enough depth for even a seasoned professional to pick up enough tips to pay back the price of the book

many times over.”

–Dr. Paul Dorsey, President, Dulcian, Inc., Oracle Magazine PL/SQL Developer of the Year 2007, and President

Emeritus, New York Oracle Users Group

“This is a fascinating guide into the world of Oracle SQL with an abundance of well-collected examples. Without a doubt, this

book is helpful to beginners and experts alike who seek alternative ways to resolve advanced scenarios.”–Oleg Voskoboynikov, Ph.D., Database Architect

The World’s #1 Hands-On Oracle SQL Workbook–Fully Updated for Oracle 11g

Crafted for hands-on learning and tested in classrooms worldwide, this book illuminates in-depth every Oracle SQL technique you’ll need. From the simplest query fundamentals to regular expressions and with newly added coverage of Oracle’s powerful new SQL Developer tool, you will focus on the tasks that matter most. Hundreds of step-by-step, guided lab exercises will systematically strengthen your expertise in writing effective, high-performance SQL. Along the way, you’ll acquire a powerful arsenal of useful skills–and an extraordinary library of solutions for your real-world challenges with Oracle SQL.

Coverage includes

  • 100% focused on Oracle SQL for Oracle 11g, today’s #1 database platform–not “generic” SQL!
  • Master all core SQL techniques including every type of join such as equijoins, self joins, and outer joins
  • Understand Oracle functions in depth, especially character, number, date, timestamp, interval, conversion, aggregate, regular expressions, analytical, and more
  • Practice all types of subqueries, such as correlated and scalar subqueries, and learn about set operators and hierarchical queries
  • Build effective queries and learn fundamental Oracle SQL Developer and SQL*Plus skills
  • Make the most of the Data Dictionary and create tables, views, indexes, and sequences
  • Secure databases using Oracle privileges, roles, and synonyms
  • Explore Oracle 11g’s advanced data warehousing features
  • Learn many practical tips about performance optimization, security, and architectural solutions
  • Avoid common pitfalls and understand and solve common mistakes
  • For every database developer, administrator, designer, or architect, regardless of experience!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137142835
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Series:
Prentice Hall Professional Oracle Series
Pages:
913
Sales rank:
304,448
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xxxi

Preface xxxiv

Chapter 1: SQL and Data 1

Chapter 2: SQL: The Basics 49

Chapter 3: The WHERE and ORDER BY Clauses 101

Chapter 4: Character, Number, and Miscellaneous Functions 133

Chapter 5: Date and Conversion Functions 189

Chapter 6: Aggregate Functions, GROUP BY, and HAVING Clauses 263

Chapter 7: Equijoins 285

Chapter 8: Subqueries 323

Chapter 9: Set Operators 377

Chapter 10: Complex Joins 399

Chapter 11: Insert, Update, and Delete 429

Chapter 12: Create, Alter, and Drop Tables 503

Chapter 13: Indexes, Sequences, and Views 571

Chapter 14: The Data Dictionary, Scripting, and Reporting 615

Chapter 15: Security 661

Chapter 16: Regular Expressions and Hierarchical Queries 695

Chapter 17: Exploring Data Warehousing Features 741

Chapter 18: SQL Optimization 803

Appendix A: Answers to Quiz Questions 839

Appendix B: SQL Formatting Guide 855

Appendix C: SQL*Plus Command Reference 859

Appendix D: STUDENT Database Schema 873

Appendix E: Table and Column Descriptions 875

Appendix F: Additional Example Tables 881

Appendix G: Navigating the Oracle Documentation 887

Appendix H: Resources 893

Appendix I: Oracle Data Types 897

Index 899

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