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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, Fourth Edition

New full-color code examples help you see how SQL statements are structured

Whether you're an application developer, database administrator, web application designer, mobile app developer, or Microsoft Office users, a good working knowledge of SQL is an important part of interacting with databases. And Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes offers the straightforward, practical answers you need to help you do your job.

Expert trainer and popular author Ben Forta teaches you just the parts of SQL you need to know–starting with simple data retrieval and quickly going on to more complex topics including the use of joins, subqueries, stored procedures, cursors, triggers, and table constraints.

You'll learn methodically, systematically, and simply–in 22 short, quick lessons that will each take only 10 minutes or less to complete.

With the Fourth Edition of this worldwide bestseller, the book has been thoroughly updated, expanded, and improved. Lessons now cover the latest versions of IBM DB2, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MariaDB, and Apache Open Office Base. And new full-color SQL code listings help the beginner clearly see the elements and structure of the language.

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to...

  • Use the major SQL statements
  • Construct complex SQL statements using multiple clauses and operators
  • Retrieve, sort, and format database contents
  • Pinpoint the data you need using a variety of filtering techniques
  • Use aggregate functions to summarize data
  • Join two or more related tables
  • Insert, update, and delete data
  • Create and alter database tables
  • Work with views, stored procedures, and more
Table of Contents

1 Understanding SQL

2 Retrieving Data

3 Sorting Retrieved Data

4 Filtering Data

5 Advanced Data Filtering

6 Using Wildcard Filtering

7 Creating Calculated Fields

8 Using Data Manipulation Functions

9 Summarizing Data

10 Grouping Data

11 Working with Subqueries

12 Joining Tables

13 Creating Advanced Joins

14 Combining Queries

15 Inserting Data

16 Updating and Deleting Data

17 Creating and Manipulating Tables

18 Using Views

19 Working with Stored Procedures

20 Managing Transaction Processing

21 Using Cursors

22 Understanding Advanced SQL Features

Appendix A: Sample Table Scripts

Appendix B: Working in Popular Applications

Appendix C : SQL Statement Syntax

Appendix D: Using SQL Datatypes

Appendix E: SQL Reserved Words

Synopsis:

 

Synopsis:

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes has established itself as the gold standard for introductory SQL books, offering a fast-paced accessible tutorial to the major themes and techniques involved in applying the SQL language. Forta's examples are clear and his writing style crisp and concise. As with earlier editions, this revision includes coverage of current versions of all major commercial SQL platform. New this time around is coverage of MySQL and PostgreSQL. All examples have been tested against each SQL platform, with incompatibilities or platform distinctives called out and explained. Step-by-step instructions walk readers through the most common questions, issues, and tasks... "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts... "Watch Out!" alerts help them avoid problems. Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes will provide beginner and experienced users with fast at a glance tips pointing out helpful shortcuts and solutions, cautions to help avoid common SQL pitfalls, and is written in a clear easy to understand format. This edition has been updated to include: " New coverage of SQLite " Updated examples work with the latest versions of Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL " New full-color SQL code listings help the beginner clearly see the elements and structure of the language

About the Author

Ben Forta is Adobe Systems’ Director of Developer Relations and has more than 20 years of experience in the computer industry in product development, support, training, and product marketing. He is the author of the best-selling Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, spinoff titles on MySQL and SQL Server T-SQL, ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and Advanced ColdFusion Application Development (both published by Adobe Press), Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes, as well as books on Flash, Java, Windows, and other subjects. He has extensive experience in database design and development, has implemented databases for several highly successful commercial software programs and websites, and is a frequent lecturer and columnist on Internet and database technologies. 

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Understanding SQL

2. Retrieving Data

3. Sorting Retrieved Data

4. Filtering Data

5. Advanced Data Filtering

6. Using Wildcard Filtering

7. Creating Calculated Fields

8. Using Data Manipulation Functions

9. Summarizing Data

10. Grouping Data

11. Working with Subqueries

12. Joining Tables

13. Creating Advanced Joins

14. Combining Queries

15. Inserting Data

16. Updating and Deleting Data

17. Creating and Manipulating Tables

18. Using Views

19. Working with Stored Procedures

20. Managing Transaction Processing

21. Using Cursors

22. Understanding Advanced SQL Features

Appendix A. Sample Table Scripts

Appendix B. Working in Popular Applications

Appendix C. SQL Statement Syntax

Appendix D. SQL Datatypes

Appendix E. SQL Reserved Words

Product Details

ISBN:
9780672336072
Author:
Forta, Ben
Publisher:
Sams Publishing
Subject:
Programming Languages - SQL
Subject:
Computer Languages-SQL
Subject:
SQL;database;tutorial;learn;DBMS;query;syntax;joins;stored procedures;triggers;subquery;structured query language;DB2;Access;SQL Server;MySQL;Oracle;PostgreSQL;SQLite;MariaDB;Open Office Base;for dummies;head first;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Sams Teach Yourself
Publication Date:
20120916
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.1 x 5.3 x 0.7 in 367 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes has established itself as the gold standard for introductory SQL books, offering a fast-paced accessible tutorial to the major themes and techniques involved in applying the SQL language. Forta's examples are clear and his writing style crisp and concise. As with earlier editions, this revision includes coverage of current versions of all major commercial SQL platform. New this time around is coverage of MySQL and PostgreSQL. All examples have been tested against each SQL platform, with incompatibilities or platform distinctives called out and explained. Step-by-step instructions walk readers through the most common questions, issues, and tasks... "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts... "Watch Out!" alerts help them avoid problems. Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes will provide beginner and experienced users with fast at a glance tips pointing out helpful shortcuts and solutions, cautions to help avoid common SQL pitfalls, and is written in a clear easy to understand format. This edition has been updated to include: " New coverage of SQLite " Updated examples work with the latest versions of Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL " New full-color SQL code listings help the beginner clearly see the elements and structure of the language
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