The soup-to-nuts guide on all things SQL!
SQL, or structured query language, is theinternational standard language for creating and maintainingrelational databases. It is the basis of all major databases in usetoday and is essential for the storage and retrieval of databaseinformation. This fun and friendly guide takes SQL and all itsrelated topics and breaks it down into easily digestible pieces foryou to understand. You’ll get the goods on relationaldatabase design, development, and maintenance, enabling you tostart working with SQL right away!
- Provides an overview of the SQL language and examines how it isintegral for the storage and retrieval of database information
- Includes updates to SQL standards as well as any newfeatures
- Explores SQL concepts, relational database development, SQLqueries, data security, database tuning, and more
- Addresses the relationship between SQL and programming as wellas SQL and XML
If you’re looking for an up-to-date sequel to thebestelling first edition of SQL All-in-One For Dummies, thenthis is the book for you!
About the Author
Allen G. Taylor lectures nationally on databases, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and teaches database development internationally through a leading online education provider. Among his more than 20 books are all editions of SQL For Dummies and Database Development For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Book I: SQL Concepts.
Chapter 1: Understanding Relational Databases.
Chapter 2: Modeling a System.
Chapter 3: Getting to Know SQL.
Chapter 4: SQL and the Relational Model.
Chapter 5: Knowing the Major Components of SQL.
Chapter 6: Drilling Down to the SQL Nitty-Gritty.
Book II: Relational Database Development.
Chapter 1: System Development Overview.
Chapter 2: Building a Database Model.
Chapter 3: Balancing Performance and Correctness.
Chapter 4: Creating a Database with SQL.
Book III: SQL Queries.
Chapter 1: Values, Variables, Functions, and Expressions.
Chapter 2: SELECT Statements and Modifying Clauses.
Chapter 3: Querying Multiple Tables with Subqueries.
Chapter 4: Querying Multiple Tables with RelationalOperators.
Chapter 5: Cursors.
Book IV: Data Security.
Chapter 1: Protecting Against Hardware Failure and ExternalThreats.
Chapter 2: Protecting Against User Errors and Conflicts.
Chapter 3: Assigning Access Privileges.
Chapter 4: Error Handling.
Book V: SQL and Programming.
Chapter 1: Database Development Environments.
Chapter 2: Interfacing SQL to a Procedural Language.
Chapter 3: Using SQL in an Application Program.
Chapter 4: Designing a Sample Application.
Chapter 5: Building an Application.
Chapter 6: Understanding SQL's Procedural Capabilities.
Chapter 7: Connecting SQL to a Remote Database.
Book VI: SQL and XML.
Chapter 1: Using XML with SQL.
Chapter 2: Storing XML Data in SQL Tables.
Chapter 3: Retrieving Data from XML Documents.
Book VII: Database Tuning Overview.
Chapter 1: Tuning the Database.
Chapter 2: Tuning the Environment.
Chapter 3: Finding and Eliminating Bottlenecks.
Book VIII: Appendices.
Appendix A: SQL:2008 Reserved Words.
Appendix B: Glossary.