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Oracle SQL Interactive Workbook (Prentice Hall PTR Oracle)by Alice Rischert
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The book ... has enough depth for even a seasoned professional to pick up enough tips to pay back the price of the book many times over.Dr. Paul Dorsey, President Dulcian, Inc., and President, New York Oracle Users Group.
The world's #1 hands-on Oracle SQL workbook ... fully updated for Oracle 10g
Crafted for hands-on learning and tested in classrooms worldwide this book illuminates in-depth every Oracle SQL technique you'll need. From the simplest query fundamentals through the newest regular expression database enhancements, you will focus on the tasks that matter most. Hundreds of guided lab exercises will systematically strengthen your expertise in writing effective, high-performance SQL. Along the way, you will acquire an arsenal of useful Oracle SQL knowledge and techniques: an extraordinary library of solutions for your real-world challenges with Oracle SQL.
Book News Annotation:
The 42 labs in this workbook review the format of relational databases and the SQL*Plus environment before demonstrating the most commonly used features of the Oracle SQL language, such as SQL functions, joins, subqueries, set operators, tables, views, and access control. The second edition is updated to Oracle9i and corrected for errors. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Oracle SQL Interactive Workbook, Second Edition is the only integrated book-and-Web learning solution that teaches all the Oracle 9i SQL skills you need, hands on, through labs, exercises, and projects-complete with a Web-based training site Fully updated for Oracle 9i, author Alice Rischert covers all types of joins (including the new ANSI join syntax); SQL functions; subqueries set operators; sequences, views, and indexes; data dictionary; dynamic SQL; security; optimization; the SQL*Plus and iSQL*Plus environments; and much more.
Oracle SQL Interactive Workbook, Second Edition is the only integrated book-and-Web learning solution that teaches all the Oracle 9i SQL skills you need, hands on, through labs, exercises, and projects-complete with a Web-based training site! Fully updated for Oracle 9i, author Alice Rischert covers all types of joins (including the new ANSI join syntax); SQL functions; subqueries set operators; sequences, views, and indexes; data dictionary; dynamic SQL; security; optimization; the SQL*Plus and iSQL*Plus environments; and much more.
About the Author
ALICE RISCHERT chairs the Database Application Development and Design track at the Computer Technology and Application Program at Columbia University. She has taught Oracle SQL to hundreds of students and has presented at Oracle conferences. Rischert has worked with Oracle for over 10 years and currently consults on large Oracle data warehouse and system integration projects.
Foreword by Peter Koletze
Table of Contents
(NOTE: All chapters conclude with Test Your Thinking.)
About the Author.
1. SQL and Data.
Data, Databases, and the Definition of SQL. Table Relationships. The Student Schema Diagram.
2. SQL: The Basics.
The SQL*Plus Environment. The Anatomy of a SELECT Statement. Editing a SQL Statement. The WHERE Clause: Comparison and Logical Operators. The ORDER BY Clause.
3. Character, Number, and Miscellaneous Functions.
Character Functions. Number Functions. Miscellaneous Single-]Row Functions.
4. Date and Conversion Functions.
Applying Oracle's Date Format Models. Performing Date and Time Math. Using the New Oracle 9i DATETIME Datatypes. Performing Calculations with the INTERVAL Datatype. Converting from One Datatype to Another.
5. Aggregate Functions, Group By, and Having.
Aggregate Functions. The GROUP BY and HAVING Clauses.
The Two-Table Join. Joining Three or More Tables.
Simple Subqueries. Correlated Subqueries. Inline Views, Scalar Subquery Expressions, and the Subquery WITH Clause. ANY, SOME, and ALL Operators in Subqueries.
8. Set Operators.
The Power of UNION and UNION ALL. The MINUS and INTERSECT Set Operators.
9. Complex Joins.
Outer Joins. Self-Joins.
10. Insert, Update, and Delete.
Creating Data and Transaction Control. Updating and Deleting Data.
11. Create, Alter, and Drop Tables.
Creating and Dropping Tables. Altering Tables and Manipulating Constraints.
12. Views, Indexes, and Sequences.
Creating and Modifying Views. Indexes. Sequences.
13. The Data Dictionary and Dynamic SQL Scripts.
The Oracle Data Dictionary Views. Dynamic SQL Scripts.
Users, Privileges, Roles, and Synonyms.
15. Advanced SQL Queries.
Advanced SQL Concepts and Analytical Functions. ROLLUP and CUBE Operators. Hierarchical Queries.
16. SQL Optimization.
The Oracle Optimizer and Writing Effective SQL Statements.
Appendix A. Answers to Self-Review Questions.
Appendix B. SQL Formatting Guide.
Appendix C. SQL*Plus Command Reference.
Appendix D. Student Database Schema.
Appendix E. Table and Column Descriptions.
Appendix F. Additional Example Tables.
Appendix G. Navigating through the Oracle Documentation.
Appendix H. Resources.
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