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Clare Churcher's Beginning SQL Queries is your guide to mastering the lingua franca of the database industry: the SQL language. Good knowledge of SQL is crucial to anyone working with databases, because it is with SQL that you retrieve data, manipulate data, and generate business results. Knowing how to write good queries is the foundation for all work done in SQL, and it is a foundation that Clare lays well in her book. Does not bore with syntax Helps you learn the underlying concepts involved in querying a database, and from there the syntax is easy Provides exceptionally clear examples and explanations Is academically sound while being practical and approachable What you'll learn Write simple queries to extract data from a single table. Understand relational algebra and calculus and why they are important. Combine data from many tables into one business result. Avoid pitfalls and traps such as Cartesian products and difficulties with null values. Summarize large amounts of data for reporting purposes. Apply set theory to the problems of manipulating data and generating reports. Who is this book for?

Beginning SQL Queries is aimed at intelligent laypeople who need to extract information from a database, and at developers and other IT people who are new to SQL. The book is especially useful for business intelligence analysts who must ask more complex questions of their database than their GUI-based reporting software supports. Such people might be business owners wanting to target specific customers, scientists and students needing to extract subsets of their research data, or end users wanting to make the best use of databases for their clubs and societies. About the Apress Beginning Series

The Beginning series from Apress is the right choice to get the information you need to land that crucial entry-level job. These books will teach you a standard and important technology from the ground up because they are explicitly designed to take you from novice to professional. You'll start your journey by seeing what you need to know--but without needless theory and filler. You'll build your skill set by learning how to put together real-world projects step by step. So whether your goal is your next career challenge or a new learning opportunity, the Beginning series from Apress will take you there--it is your trusted guide through unfamiliar territory

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Churcher (applied computing, Lincoln U., Pennsylvania) teaches readers to conduct the most common queries in SQL database software in accessible two-page sections. The tasks are organized under the themes of: relational database overview, simple queries on one table, joins, nested queries, self joins, more than one relationship between tables, set operations, aggregate operations, efficiency considerations, how to approach a query, and common problems. This text is appropriate for beginning SQL users. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Clare Churcher 's Beginning SQL Queries is your guide to mastering the lingua franca of the database industry: the SQL language. Good knowledge of SQL is crucial to anyone working with databases, because it is with SQL that you retrieve data, manipulate data, and generate business results. Knowing how to write good queries is the foundation for all work done in SQL, and it is a foundation that Clare lays well in her book. Does not bore with syntax Helps you learn the underlying concepts involved in querying a database, and from there the syntax is easy Provides exceptionally clear examples and explanations Is academically sound while being practical and approachable What you?ll learn Write simple queries to extract data from a single tableUnderstand relational algebra and calculus and why they are importantCombine data from many tables into one business resultAvoid pitfalls and traps such as Cartesian products and difficulties with null valuesSummarize large amounts of data for reporting purposesApply set theory to the problems of manipulating data and generating reports Who this book is for

Beginning SQL Queries is aimed at intelligent laypeople who need to extract information from a database, and at developers and other IT professionals who are new to SQL. The book is especially useful for business intelligence analysts who must ask more complex questions of their database than their GUI?based reporting software supports. Such people might be business owners wanting to target specific customers, scientists and students needing to extract subsets of their research data, or end users wanting to make the best use of databases for their clubs and societies.

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Targeting business intelligence analysts who must ask more complex questions of their database than their GUI-based reporting software supports, "Beginning SQL Queries" guides users through the lingua franca of the database industry: the SQL language.

Synopsis:

Beginning Queries with SQL is a friendly and easily read guide to writing queries with the all-importanta in the database worlda SQL language. Anyone who does any work at all with databases needs to know something of SQL, and that is evidenced by the strong sales of such books as Learning SQL (O'Reilly) and SQL Queries for Mere Mortals (Pearson). Beginning Queries with SQL is written by the author of Beginning Database Design, an author who is garnering great reviews on Amazon due to the clarity and succinctness of her writing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590599433
Author:
Churcher, Clare
Publisher:
Apress
Subject:
Programming - Software Development
Subject:
Relational databases
Subject:
Database management
Subject:
Software Development & Engineering - General
Subject:
Software Engineering-General
Copyright:
Series:
Books for Professionals by Professionals
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
218
Dimensions:
9.18x7.00x.59 in. 1.03 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Clare Churcher 's Beginning SQL Queries is your guide to mastering the lingua franca of the database industry: the SQL language. Good knowledge of SQL is crucial to anyone working with databases, because it is with SQL that you retrieve data, manipulate data, and generate business results. Knowing how to write good queries is the foundation for all work done in SQL, and it is a foundation that Clare lays well in her book. Does not bore with syntax Helps you learn the underlying concepts involved in querying a database, and from there the syntax is easy Provides exceptionally clear examples and explanations Is academically sound while being practical and approachable What you?ll learn Write simple queries to extract data from a single tableUnderstand relational algebra and calculus and why they are importantCombine data from many tables into one business resultAvoid pitfalls and traps such as Cartesian products and difficulties with null valuesSummarize large amounts of data for reporting purposesApply set theory to the problems of manipulating data and generating reports Who this book is for

Beginning SQL Queries is aimed at intelligent laypeople who need to extract information from a database, and at developers and other IT professionals who are new to SQL. The book is especially useful for business intelligence analysts who must ask more complex questions of their database than their GUI?based reporting software supports. Such people might be business owners wanting to target specific customers, scientists and students needing to extract subsets of their research data, or end users wanting to make the best use of databases for their clubs and societies.

"Synopsis" by , Targeting business intelligence analysts who must ask more complex questions of their database than their GUI-based reporting software supports, "Beginning SQL Queries" guides users through the lingua franca of the database industry: the SQL language.
"Synopsis" by , Beginning Queries with SQL is a friendly and easily read guide to writing queries with the all-importanta in the database worlda SQL language. Anyone who does any work at all with databases needs to know something of SQL, and that is evidenced by the strong sales of such books as Learning SQL (O'Reilly) and SQL Queries for Mere Mortals (Pearson). Beginning Queries with SQL is written by the author of Beginning Database Design, an author who is garnering great reviews on Amazon due to the clarity and succinctness of her writing.
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