Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming
SQL for Smarties was hailed as the first book devoted explicitly to the advanced techniques needed to transform an experienced SQL programmer into an expert. Now, 10 years later and in the third edition, this classic still reigns supreme as the book written by an SQL master that teaches future SQL masters. These are not just tips and techniques; Joe also offers the best solutions to old and new challenges and conveys the way you need to think in order to get the most out of SQL programming efforts for both correctness and performance. In the third edition, Joe features new examples and updates to SQL-99, expanded sections of Query techniques, and a new section on schema design, with the same war-story teaching style that made the first and second editions of this book classics.
20 Grouping Operations
21 Aggregate Functions
22 Auxiliary Tables
23 Statistics in SQL
24 Regions Runs Gaps Sequences and Series
25 Arrays in SQL
26 Set Operations
9 Comparison or Theta Operators
10 Valued Predicates
11 CASE Expressions
12 LIKE Predicate
13 BETWEEN and OVERLAPS Predicates
14 The NOT IN Predicate
15 EXISTS Predicate
16 Quantified Subquery Predicates
17 The SELECT Statement
18 VIEWs Derived Tables Materialized Tables and Temporary Tables
19 Partitioning Data in Queries
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