Sams Teach Yourself PL/SQL in 21 Days

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Sams Teach Yourself PL/SQL in 21 Days, Second Edition, quickly empowers you to create your own Oracle solutions with PL/SQL. Completely revised to cover Oracles 8i, the book provides guidance and direction, leading you through a progression of topics that begin with the basic building blocks of PL/SQL, and ending with in-depth discussions of the more commonly used advanced features of Oracle's database programming environment. New topics include extended dynamic SQL within PL/SQL, Dynamic SQL within PL/SQL, use ...

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Overview

Sams Teach Yourself PL/SQL in 21 Days, Second Edition, quickly empowers you to create your own Oracle solutions with PL/SQL. Completely revised to cover Oracles 8i, the book provides guidance and direction, leading you through a progression of topics that begin with the basic building blocks of PL/SQL, and ending with in-depth discussions of the more commonly used advanced features of Oracle's database programming environment. New topics include extended dynamic SQL within PL/SQL, Dynamic SQL within PL/SQL, use of invoker's rights, autonomous transactions, interfacing PL/SQL with Java, PL/SQL Bulk Binds, parameter passing by reference, and advanced Querying.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672317989
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 12/22/1999
  • Series: Sams Teach Yourself Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 692
  • Sales rank: 1,070,380
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Gennick is a professional developer with over seven years of experience working with relational database technology. As the lead database administrator for the utilities group of KPMG, Jonathan┬┐s duties include assisting programmers who need to write stored procedures and database triggers using Oracle PL/SQL. A member of MENSA, Jonathan holds a degree in Information & Computer Science from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. His writing career began in 1997, when co-authored Teach Yourself PL/SQL in 21 Days. Since then he has been involved with four other book projects, serving as technical editor for Oracle8 Server Unleashed, the development editor for Sams Teach Yourself Access 2000 in 24 Hours, a technical reviewer for Oracle Database Administration, The Essential Reference, and the author of SQL*Plus, the Definitive Guide.

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Table of Contents

Week 1: At a Glance
Learning the Basics of PL/SQL
Writing Declarations and Blocks
Writing PL/SQL Expressions
Using Functions, IF Statements, and Loops
Implementing Loops and GOTOs
Using Oracle's Built-In Functions
Procedures, Packages, Errors, and Exceptions
In Review
Week 2: At a Glance
Using SQL
Manipulating Data with Cursors
Collections
Writing Database Triggers
Using Oracle8i Objects for Object-Oriented Programming
Debugging Your Code and Preventing Errors
Leveraging Large Object Types
In Review
Week 3: At a Glance
Managing Transactions and Locks
Generating Dynamic SQL
Writing to Files and the Display
Managing Database Jobs
Alerting and Communicating with Other Procedures: The DBMS-ALERT and DBMS_PIPE
Packages
PL/SQL and Java
Advanced Queuing
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