Beginning Oracle SQL

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Beginning Oracle SQL is your introduction to the interactive query tools and specific dialect of SQL used with Oracle Database. The book is a revision of the classic Mastering Oracle SQL and SQL*Plus by Lex de Haan, and has been updated to cover developments in Oracle's version of the SQL query language. Written in an easygoing and example-based style, Beginning Oracle SQL is the book that will get you started down the path to successfully writing SQL statements and getting results from Oracle database.

  • Takes an example-based approach, with clear and authoritative explanations
  • Introduces both SQL and the query tools used to execute SQL statements
  • Shows how to create tables, populate them with data, and then query that data to generate business results
 

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Contents

Introduction to SQL AQLPlus and SQL Developer
25
Data Definition Part I
71
Retrieval The Basics
83
Retrieval Functions
117
Data Manipulation
145
Data Definition Part II
163
Retrieval Multiple Tables and Aggregation
195
Retrieval Some Advanced Features
233
Views
265
Writing and Automating SQLPlus Scripts
287
ObjectRelational Features
329
The Seven Case Tables
349
Answers to the Exercises
359
Index
405
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About the author (2011)

Lex de Haan studied applied mathematics at the University of Technology in Delft, the Netherlands. His experience with Oracle goes back to the mid-1980s, version 4. He worked for Oracle Corporation from 1990 to 2004 in various education-related roles, ending up in Server Technologies (product development) as senior curriculum manager for the advanced database administration curriculum. In that role, he was involved in the development of Oracle9i and Oracle Database 10g. In March 2004, he decided to go independent and founded Natural Join B.V. (http://www.naturaljoin.nl). From 1999 until his passing in 2006, he was involved in the ISO SQL language standardization process, as a member of the Dutch national body. He was also one of the founding members of the OakTable network (http://www.oaktable.net).