SQL: Visual QuickStart Guide (Visual QuickStart Guides Series)

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Database management. It may sound daunting, but it doesn't have to be, even if you've never programmed before. SQL: Visual QuickStart Guide isn't an exhaustive guide to SQL written for aspiring programming experts. It's simply an invaluable resource for those who want a fast, easy way to harness information living in complex databases.

Because author Chris Fehily assumes no prior programming experience on your part (just a familiarity with your OS's file system), he spends the ...

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Overview

Database management. It may sound daunting, but it doesn't have to be, even if you've never programmed before. SQL: Visual QuickStart Guide isn't an exhaustive guide to SQL written for aspiring programming experts. It's simply an invaluable resource for those who want a fast, easy way to harness information living in complex databases.

Because author Chris Fehily assumes no prior programming experience on your part (just a familiarity with your OS's file system), he spends the first few chapters laying out the basics, including clear explanations of the relational database model and SQL syntax. Then he jumps into step-by-step tasks designed to get you comfortable using SQL right away. You'll learn how to use SQL's most popular statements and commands to maintain, retrieve, and analyze database information, and to create and edit database objects. Each visually oriented task features the actual code and plenty of screenshots to keep you on track. Fehily takes a software-independent approach to teaching SQL, but includes tips for specific database software. You may not be a programming expert, but with SQL: VQS, who will be able to tell?

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  • ISBN-13: 9780321118035
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2002
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Fehily is a writer and consultant living in San Francisco.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 DBMS Specifics 1
Ch. 2 The Relational Model 17
Ch. 3 SQL Basics 41
Ch. 4 Retrieving Data From a Table 61
Ch. 5 Operators and Functions 97
Ch. 6 Summarizing and Grouping Data 135
Ch. 7 Retrieving Data From Multiple Tables 157
Ch. 8 Subqueries 231
Ch. 9 Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Rows 281
Ch. 10 Creating, Altering, and Dropping Tables 301
Ch. 11 Indexes 341
Ch. 12 Views 349
Ch. 13 Transactions 365
Appendix 371
Index 383
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