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A GUIDE TO SQL, 8E, continues to be the essential SQL reference. It builds on the success of previous editions by presenting basic SQL commands in the context of a running case in which a business uses SQL to manage orders, parts, customers, and sales reps. The book covers the fundamentals of SQL programming using straightforward instruction and extensive hands-on exercises. Continuing with its focus on learning the basics regardless of the database environment chosen, this edition features examples from the latest databases: Oracle 11g, Access 2007, and MySQL. The eighth edition expands on the use of running case studies by adding a third running case to the extensive hands-on pedagogy at the end of every chapter.

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A GUIDE TO SQL, 8E, illustrates the basics of SQL programming using straightforward instruction and extensive hands-on exercises. Phil Pratt and Mary Last continue to present basic SQL commands in a business context using Oracle. A new running case, for a total of three, presents lessons in a real-world context for managing orders, parts, customers, and sales reps. The text provides hands-on projects at the end of each chapter, including review questions, running cases, and extensive exercises, providing students with the opportunity to solve problems and apply skills from each chapter.

About the Author

Philip J. Pratt is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics and Computer Science at Grand Valley State University, where he taught for 33 years. His teaching interests include database management, systems analysis, complex analysis, and discrete mathematics. He has authored over 75 textbooks, including coauthoring three levels of Microsoft Office Access 2013 books for the Shelly Cashman Series and A Guide to SQL. Mary Z. Last has taught computer information systems since 1984. She retired from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX where she was an Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Effectiveness in Learning and Teaching. Mary is actively involved in the Computing Educator's Oral History Project that encourages young women to pursue careers in math and science. She has been a contributing author to the Shelly Cashman Series since 1992 and also authors many instructor resources for database texts.

Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Premiere Products, Henry Books, and Alexamara Marina Group. 2. Database Design Fundamentals. 3. An Introduction to SQL. 4. Single-Table Queries. 5. Multiple-Table Queries. 6. Updating Data. 7. Database Administration. 8. SQL Functions and Procedures. Appendix A: SQL Reference. Appendix B: "How do I" Reference. Appendix C: Answers to Odd-Numbered Review Questions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780324597684
Author:
Pratt, Philip J.
Publisher:
Course Technology
Author:
Last, Mary Z.
Author:
Pratt, Philip J. (Philip J. Pratt)
Subject:
Management Information Systems
Subject:
Programming Languages - SQL
Subject:
databases;Microsoft SQL Server;Microsoft SQL Server 7.0
Subject:
Databases
Subject:
Microsoft SQL Server
Subject:
Microsoft SQL Server 7.0
Subject:
Computer Languages-SQL
Subject:
Information technology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.00x7.30x.80 in. 1.15 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A GUIDE TO SQL, 8E, illustrates the basics of SQL programming using straightforward instruction and extensive hands-on exercises. Phil Pratt and Mary Last continue to present basic SQL commands in a business context using Oracle. A new running case, for a total of three, presents lessons in a real-world context for managing orders, parts, customers, and sales reps. The text provides hands-on projects at the end of each chapter, including review questions, running cases, and extensive exercises, providing students with the opportunity to solve problems and apply skills from each chapter.
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