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Introduction to SQL: Mastering the Relational Database Language with CDROM

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Classic SQL Tutorial: Fully Updated for Today’s Standards and Today’s Top Databases

For twenty years, van der Lans’ Introduction to SQL has been the definitive SQL tutorial for database professionals everywhere, regardless of experience or platform. Now van der Lans has systematically updated this classic guide to reflect the latest SQL standards and the newest versions of today’s leading RDBMSs: Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, DB2, and MySQL.

 

Using case study examples and hands-on exercises, van der Lans illuminates every key SQL concept, technique, and statement. Drawing on decades of experience as an SQL standards team member and enterprise consultant, he reveals exactly why SQL works as it does–and how to get the most out of it. You’ll gain powerful insight into everything from basic queries to stored procedures, transactions to data security. Whether you’re a programmer or DBA, a student or veteran, this book will take you from “apprentice” to true SQL master.

  •   Writing queries and updating data: all you need to know about SELECT
  •   Working with joins, functions, and subqueries
  •   Creating database objects: tables, indexes, views, and more
  •   Specifying keys and other integrity constraints
  •   Using indexes to improve efficiency
  •   Enforcing security via passwords and privileges
  •   Building stored procedures and triggers
  •   Developing with embedded SQL and ODBC
  •   Working with transactions, including rollbacks, savepoints, isolation levels, and more
  •   Optimizing performance by reformulating SQL statements
  •   Using object-relational features: subtables, references, sets, and user-defined data types
  •   Reference section: SQL statement definitions and SQL function lists

Book News Annotation:

The introductory guide describes the full capacity of SQL3 as it is implemented by commercial databases. The third edition adds sections on stored procedure and triggers, object-oriented concepts, and application development with pre-programmed SQL, and a chapter on using SQL in combination with ODBC. The CD-ROM contains SOLID server and SQL editor for experimenting with exercises in the book.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

SQL was, is and always will be the database language for relational database systems such as Oracle, DB2, Sybase, Informix and Microsoft SQL Server. Introduction to SQL describes in depth the full capacity of SQL as it is implemented by the commercial databases, without neglecting the most recent changes to the standard, bringing the book up to date and fully compliant with SQL3. Unique in the extent of its coverage, this book takes you from the beginning to the end of SQL, the concepts to the practice, the apprentice to the master. Learn how to:

* Query data

* Update data

* Create tables and views

* Specify primary and foreign keys

* Use indexes

* Secure your data

* Develop stored procedures and triggers

* Develop applications with embedded SQL and ODBC

* Carry out transactions

* Optimize statements

* Deal with object-relational concepts such as subtables, references, sets and user-defined data types. NEW

section devoted to stored procedures and triggers

NEW

coverage of object-oriented concepts

NEW

information on application development with pre-programmed SQL

NEW

chapter on using SQL in combination with ODBC The best way to learn a language is to work with it and the accompanying CD-ROM contains an SQL product called SOLID, chosen because it employs every aspect of SQL covered in the text. Experiment using the exercises in the book.

About the Author

Rick van der Lans is an independent database consultant with many years' experience developing applications with SQL. He lectures frequently in the USA and Europe and is the author of several books on SQL, also published by Addison-Wesley, including The SQL Guide for Oracle and An SQL Guide for dBase IV.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to SQL1

2. The Tennis Club Sample Database

3. Working with SOLID

4. SQL in a Nutshell

5. SELECT Statement: Common Elements

6. Clauses of the SELECT Statement

7. The SELECT Statement: the FROM Clause

8. SELECT Statement: the WHERE Clause

9. SELECT Statement: the SELECT Clause and Functions

10. SELECT Statement: GROUP BY and HAVING

11. SELECT Statement: the ORDER BY Clause

12. Combining SELECT Statements

13. The Subquery

14. The FROM Clause Extended

15. Updating Tables

16. Creating Tables

17. Specifying Constraints

18. Designing Tables

19. Using Indexes

20. Views

21. Users and Data Security

22. Catalog Tables

23. Introduction to Embedded SQL

24. Transactions and Multi-User Usage

25. Introduction to ODBC

26. Optimization of Statements

27. Stored Procedures

28. Triggers

29. User-defined Data Types, Functions and Operators

30. Inheritance, References and Collections

31. The Future of SQL

Product Details

ISBN:
9780201596182
Author:
van der LANs, Rick F.
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Author:
Van Der LANs, Rick F.
Author:
Van Der Lans, Rick
Author:
Rick Van Der Lans
Location:
Harlow :
Subject:
Programming Languages - General
Subject:
Programming Languages - SQL
Subject:
Database Management - General
Subject:
Sql (computer program language)
Subject:
SQL
Subject:
Computer Languages-SQL
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
MF-378
Publication Date:
November 1999
Binding:
OTHER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
9.20x6.76x1.26 in. 2.46 lbs.

Related Subjects

Computers and Internet » Computer Languages » SQL
Computers and Internet » Database » Design
Computers and Internet » Database » SQL
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Software Management

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"Synopsis" by , SQL was, is and always will be the database language for relational database systems such as Oracle, DB2, Sybase, Informix and Microsoft SQL Server. Introduction to SQL describes in depth the full capacity of SQL as it is implemented by the commercial databases, without neglecting the most recent changes to the standard, bringing the book up to date and fully compliant with SQL3. Unique in the extent of its coverage, this book takes you from the beginning to the end of SQL, the concepts to the practice, the apprentice to the master. Learn how to:

* Query data

* Update data

* Create tables and views

* Specify primary and foreign keys

* Use indexes

* Secure your data

* Develop stored procedures and triggers

* Develop applications with embedded SQL and ODBC

* Carry out transactions

* Optimize statements

* Deal with object-relational concepts such as subtables, references, sets and user-defined data types. NEW

section devoted to stored procedures and triggers

NEW

coverage of object-oriented concepts

NEW

information on application development with pre-programmed SQL

NEW

chapter on using SQL in combination with ODBC The best way to learn a language is to work with it and the accompanying CD-ROM contains an SQL product called SOLID, chosen because it employs every aspect of SQL covered in the text. Experiment using the exercises in the book.

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