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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes

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by Ben Forta
     
 

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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, Fourth Edition

New full-color code examples help you see how SQL statements are structured

Whether you're an application developer, database administrator, web application designer, mobile app developer, or Microsoft Office users, a good working knowledge of SQL is an

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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, Fourth Edition

New full-color code examples help you see how SQL statements are structured

Whether you're an application developer, database administrator, web application designer, mobile app developer, or Microsoft Office users, a good working knowledge of SQL is an important part of interacting with databases. And Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes offers the straightforward, practical answers you need to help you do your job.

Expert trainer and popular author Ben Forta teaches you just the parts of SQL you need to know–starting with simple data retrieval and quickly going on to more complex topics including the use of joins, subqueries, stored procedures, cursors, triggers, and table constraints.

You'll learn methodically, systematically, and simply–in 22 short, quick lessons that will each take only 10 minutes or less to complete.

With the Fourth Edition of this worldwide bestseller, the book has been thoroughly updated, expanded, and improved. Lessons now cover the latest versions of IBM DB2, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MariaDB, and Apache Open Office Base. And new full-color SQL code listings help the beginner clearly see the elements and structure of the language.

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to...

  • Use the major SQL statements
  • Construct complex SQL statements using multiple clauses and operators
  • Retrieve, sort, and format database contents
  • Pinpoint the data you need using a variety of filtering techniques
  • Use aggregate functions to summarize data
  • Join two or more related tables
  • Insert, update, and delete data
  • Create and alter database tables
  • Work with views, stored procedures, and more
Table of Contents

1 Understanding SQL

2 Retrieving Data

3 Sorting Retrieved Data

4 Filtering Data

5 Advanced Data Filtering

6 Using Wildcard Filtering

7 Creating Calculated Fields

8 Using Data Manipulation Functions

9 Summarizing Data

10 Grouping Data

11 Working with Subqueries

12 Joining Tables

13 Creating Advanced Joins

14 Combining Queries

15 Inserting Data

16 Updating and Deleting Data

17 Creating and Manipulating Tables

18 Using Views

19 Working with Stored Procedures

20 Managing Transaction Processing

21 Using Cursors

22 Understanding Advanced SQL Features

Appendix A: Sample Table Scripts

Appendix B: Working in Popular Applications

Appendix C : SQL Statement Syntax

Appendix D: Using SQL Datatypes

Appendix E: SQL Reserved Words


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672336072
Publisher:
Sams
Publication date:
11/08/2012
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
157,012
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Ben Forta is Adobe Systems’ Director of Developer Relations and has more than 20 years of experience in the computer industry in product development, support, training, and product marketing. He is the author of the best-selling Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, spinoff titles on MySQL and SQL Server T-SQL, ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and Advanced ColdFusion Application Development (both published by Adobe Press), Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes, as well as books on Flash, Java, Windows, and other subjects. He has extensive experience in database design and development, has implemented databases for several highly successful commercial software programs and websites, and is a frequent lecturer and columnist on Internet and database technologies.

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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes (Older Edition) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
MochaMan More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a reference for beginners when utilizing SQL. It's good to have by the desk side to use as a quick reference tool and is organized in a logical format
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great introduction to SQL. It starts slow and gives you the essential details to do a practical 'work unit.' To use this book as intended, it is helpful if you have some programming background and/or even just a little exposure to databases.
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Good book for beginners. For anyone looking specifically to learn proprietary syntax, look to those books. I've read a lot of reviews about how this book isn't good to learn SQL server, but this book isn't about SQL server; it's about basic SQL fundamentals. There are free tutorials out on the web with interactive learning that outdoes this book. However, it's still a good touch and feel reference tool for those who prefer a hard copy.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is more of a quick reference on basic SQL. As a web application developer who doesn't use SQL query on a daily basis. This book is helpful on reminding me some SQL syntax that I know but cannot recall right away from my head.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great for beginners who just want to get started with what they need.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was very impressed having never worked with SQL before. I was writing queries within the first few pages. Being a light VB programmer, adapting was easy as pie. Highly recommended if you will be writing a front end in any programming language, or if you just want to interact with SQL from Word or Excel. Very well written
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is simply amazing as the other books by Ben Forta. Very few typos. Very concise. Anyone serious about SQL should read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent primer. Read it in one nite. You can start turning out good queries, immediately.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sure, the book is good, but let's not downplay the importance of understanding the full spectrum of SQL Server. Enormous catostraphic damage can occur from giving people the false sense of security that they can learn SQL in 10 minutes.