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Despite its wide availability and usage, few developers and DBAs have mastered the true power of Oracle SQLPlus. This bestselling book--now updated for Oracle 10g--is the only in-depth guide to this interactive query tool for writing SQL scripts. It's an essential resource for any Oracle user.The new second edition of Oracle SQLPlus: The Definitive Guide clearly describes how to perform, step-by-step, all of the tasks that Oracle developers and DBAs want to perform with SQLPlus--and maybe some you didn't realize you could perform.With Oracle SQLPlus: The Definitive Guide, you'll expertly:

  • write and execute script files
  • generate ad hoc reports
  • extract data from the database
  • query the data dictionary tables
  • customize an SQLPlus environment
  • and much more
It also includes a handy quick reference to all of its syntax options and an often-requested chapter on SQL itself, along with a clear, concise, and complete introduction.This book is truly the definitive guide to SQLPlus. It's an indispensable resource for those who are new to SQL*Plus, a task-oriented learning tool for those who are already using it, and an immediately useful quick reference for every user. If you want to leverage the full power and flexibility of this popular Oracle tool, you'll need this book.

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Despite its wide availability and usage, few developers and DBAs have mastered the true power of Oracle SQL*Plus. This bestselling book--now updated for Oracle 10g--is the only in-depth guide to this interactive query tool for writing SQL scripts. It's an essential resource for any Oracle user. The new second edition of Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide clearly describes how to perform, step-by-step, all of the tasks that Oracle developers and DBAs want to perform with SQL*Plus--and maybe some you didn't realize you could perform. With Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide, you'll expertly: * write and execute script files * generate ad hoc reports * extract data from the database * query the data dictionary tables * customize an SQL*Plus environment * and much more It also includes a handy quick reference to all of its syntax options and an often-requested chapter on SQL itself, along with a clear, concise, and complete introduction. This book is truly the definitive guide to SQL*Plus. It's an indispensable resource for those who are new to SQL*Plus, a task-oriented learning tool for those who are already using it, and an immediately useful quick reference for every user. If you want to leverage the full power and flexibility of this popular Oracle tool, you'll need this book.

About the Author

Jonathan Gennick is an O'Reilly & Associates editor specializing in database and programming titles. Prior to joining O'Reilly, Jonathan amassed some 17 years of programming and database management experience. During the latter part of his career he specialized in relational database programming, and more recently in database management. Jonathan got his start with relational database systems in 1990, first working with Ingres, and later with Digital's Rdb software. During that period he developed a fondness for SQL, and for the challenge of applying SQL creatively in ways that leveraged it's set-oriented capabilities. In 1994 Jonathan made the leap to Oracle, and is now often found writing about it. Recent projects include Oracle SQLLoader (O'Reilly & Associates, 2001); Oracle SQLPlus Pocket Reference (O'Reilly & Associates, 2000); Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly & Associates, 1999); More recently, Jonathan has made forays into other database products, coauthoring Transact-SQL Cookbook (O'Reilly & Associates, 2002) and editing Practical PostgreSQL (O'Reilly & Associates, 2002). Jonathan is certified as an Oracle DBA and is a member of MENSA and the Oracle Technology Network. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Information and Computer Science, with a Business Administration minor, from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Jonathan currently resides in Munising, Michigan with his wife Donna and their two children: Jenny and Jeff. Jonathan may be contacted by email at jonathan@gennick.com, and you can learn more about him personally by visiting his website at http://gennick.com.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1: Introduction to SQL*PlusChapter 2: Command-Line SQL*PlusChapter 3: Browser-Based SQL*PlusChapter 4: A Lightning SQL TutorialChapter 5: Generating Reports with SQL*PlusChapter 6: Creating HTML ReportsChapter 7: Advanced ReportsChapter 8: Writing SQL*Plus ScriptsChapter 9: Extracting and Loading DataChapter 10: Exploring Your DatabaseChapter 11: Advanced ScriptingChapter 12: Tuning and TimingChapter 13: The Product User ProfileChapter 14: Customizing Your SQL*Plus EnvironmentAppendix A: SQL*Plus Command ReferenceAppendix B: SQL*Plus Format ElementsColophon

Product Details

ISBN:
9780596007461
Author:
Gennick, Jonathan
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media
Subject:
Programming Languages - SQL
Subject:
Database management
Subject:
Database Management - Oracle
Subject:
SQL*PLUS (Computer program language)
Subject:
Database Management - General
Subject:
Database design
Subject:
Oracle;Oracle 10g;SQL;SQL*Plus;data dictionary;databases;grid computing
Subject:
General Computers
Subject:
CourseSmart Subject Description
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Definitive Guides
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
9.19 x 7 x 1.11 in 1.81 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Despite its wide availability and usage, few developers and DBAs have mastered the true power of Oracle SQL*Plus. This bestselling book--now updated for Oracle 10g--is the only in-depth guide to this interactive query tool for writing SQL scripts. It's an essential resource for any Oracle user. The new second edition of Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide clearly describes how to perform, step-by-step, all of the tasks that Oracle developers and DBAs want to perform with SQL*Plus--and maybe some you didn't realize you could perform. With Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide, you'll expertly: * write and execute script files * generate ad hoc reports * extract data from the database * query the data dictionary tables * customize an SQL*Plus environment * and much more It also includes a handy quick reference to all of its syntax options and an often-requested chapter on SQL itself, along with a clear, concise, and complete introduction. This book is truly the definitive guide to SQL*Plus. It's an indispensable resource for those who are new to SQL*Plus, a task-oriented learning tool for those who are already using it, and an immediately useful quick reference for every user. If you want to leverage the full power and flexibility of this popular Oracle tool, you'll need this book.
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