Beginning Oracle SQL is your introduction to the interactive query tools and specific dialect of SQL used with Oracle Database. These tools include SQL*Plus and SQL Developer. SQL*Plus is the one tool any Oracle developer or database administrator can always count on, and it is widely used in creating scripts to automate routine tasks. SQL Developer is a powerful, graphical environment for developing and debugging queries.
Oracle's is possibly the most valuable dialect of SQLfrom a career standpoint. Oracle's database engine is widely used in corporate environments worldwide. It is also found in many government applications. Oracle SQL implements many features not found in competing products. No developer or DBA working with Oracle can afford to be without knowledge of these features and how they work, because of the performance and expressiveness they bring to the table.
Written in an easygoing and example-based style, Beginning Oracle SQL is the book that will get you started down the path to successfully writing SQL statements and getting results from Oracle Database.
- Takes an example-based approach, with clear and authoritative explanations
- Introduces both SQL and the query tools used to execute SQL statements
- Shows how to create tables, populate them with data, and then query that data to generate business results
What you’ll learn
- Create database tables and define their relationships.
- Add data to your tables. Then change and delete that data.
- Write database queries that generate accurate results.
- Avoid common traps and pitfalls in writing SQL queries, especially from nulls.
- Reap the performance and expressiveness of analytic and window functions.
- Make use of Oracle Database's support for object types.
- Write recursive queries to query hierarchical data.
Who this book is for
Beginning Oracle SQL is aimed at developers and database administrators who must write SQL statements to execute against an Oracle database. No prior knowledge of SQL is assumed.
Table of Contents
1. Relational Database Systems and Oracle
2. Introduction to SQL and SQL*Plus, and SQL Developer
3. Data Definition, Part I
4. Retrieval: The Basics
5. Retrieval: Functions
6. Data Manipulation
7. Data Definition, Part II
8. Retrieval: Joins and Grouping
9. Retrieval: Advanced Features
12. Object-Relational Features
13. Appendix A – Case Tables
14. Appendix B – Exercise Solutions
|Edition description:||3rd ed.|
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About the Author
Melanie Caffrey is a senior development manager for Oracle Corporation, providing front-end and back-end Oracle solutions for the business needs of various clients. She is co-author of several technical publications, including Oracle Web Application Programming for PL/SQL Developers, Oracle DBA Interactive Workbook, and Oracle Database Administration: The Complete Video Course, all published by Prentice Hall. She has instructed students in Columbia University's Computer Technology and Applications Program in New York City, teaching advanced Oracle database administration and PL/SQL development. She is a frequent Oracle conference speaker.
Lex de Haan studied applied mathematics at the University of Technology in Delft, the Netherlands. His experience with Oracle goes back to the mid-1980s, version 4. He worked for Oracle Corporation from 1990 to 2004 in various education-related roles, ending up in Server Technologies (product development) as senior curriculum manager for the advanced database administration curriculum. In that role, he was involved in the development of Oracle9i and Oracle Database 10g. In March 2004, he decided to go independent and founded Natural Join B.V. (http://www.naturaljoin.nl). From 1999 until his passing in 2006, he was involved in the ISO SQL language standardization process, as a member of the Dutch national body. He was also one of the founding members of the OakTable network (http://www.oaktable.net).