Visual QuickStart Guide: SQL

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As dynamic, database-driven Web sites become the standard, more and more nonprogrammers just like yourself are being forced to work with database information and create and edit database objects. With SQL and this task-based guide to it, you can do it too--no programming experience required!

After going over the relational database model and SQL syntax in the first few chapters, veteran author Chris Fehily launches into the tasks that will get you comfortable with SQL fast. In ...

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Overview

As dynamic, database-driven Web sites become the standard, more and more nonprogrammers just like yourself are being forced to work with database information and create and edit database objects. With SQL and this task-based guide to it, you can do it too--no programming experience required!

After going over the relational database model and SQL syntax in the first few chapters, veteran author Chris Fehily launches into the tasks that will get you comfortable with SQL fast. In addition to explaining SQL basics, this updated reference covers the ANSI SQL:2003 standard and contains a wealth of brand-new information, including a new chapter on set operations and common tasks, well-placed optimization tips to make your queries run fast, sidebars on advanced topics, and added IBM DB2 coverage.

Best of all, the book's examples were tested on the latest versions of Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. On the companion Web site, you can download the SQL scripts and sample database for all these systems and put your knowledge to work immediately on a real database..

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321334176
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 5/12/2005
  • Series: Visual QuickStart Guide Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2006

    Must-have for any student's tech library

    Covers all the basics. Organized so well and written so concisely that it will be a frequently used desk reference for anyone that needs to use SQL on a normal basis. The relational model primer was nice, but a little more depth would have earned 5 stars--it would be appropriate, given the suitability of the book as additional reference material for an initial undergrad database course. However, it does provide suitable references and recommendations for other reading (and what NOT to read). Excellent use of highlighted portions of SQL and results, and callouts to particular differences between SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, DB2, Access, etc. Massive amount of tips, listings, and figures. Very focused discussion of dbms-specific tools, but I'd like to see a few more pages on those in future versions, along with some tips on porting data from Excel to Access to SQL Server, importing and exporting in CSV format, flat files, etc. Solid product, in an excellent format. Example of what a tech book can be when it's trying to be a valuable, easy-to-use resource instead of a 1200 page tome.

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