Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide: The Definitive Guide

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Nov 16, 2004 - Computers - 584 pages
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Despite its wide availability and usage, few developers and DBAs have mastered the true power of Oracle SQLPlus. This bestselling book--now updated for Oracle 10g--is the only in-depth guide to this interactive query tool for writing SQL scripts. It's an essential resource for any Oracle user.The new second edition of Oracle SQLPlus: The Definitive Guide clearly describes how to perform, step-by-step, all of the tasks that Oracle developers and DBAs want to perform with SQLPlus--and maybe some you didn't realize you could perform.With Oracle SQLPlus: The Definitive Guide, you'll expertly:

  • write and execute script files
  • generate ad hoc reports
  • extract data from the database
  • query the data dictionary tables
  • customize an SQLPlus environment
  • and much more
It also includes a handy quick reference to all of its syntax options and an often-requested chapter on SQL itself, along with a clear, concise, and complete introduction.This book is truly the definitive guide to SQLPlus. It's an indispensable resource for those who are new to SQL*Plus, a task-oriented learning tool for those who are already using it, and an immediately useful quick reference for every user. If you want to leverage the full power and flexibility of this popular Oracle tool, you'll need this book.

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Introduction to SQLPlus 1
CommandLine SQLPlus 20
BrowserBased SQLPlus 70
A Lightning SQL Tutorial 89
Generating Reports with SQLPlus 128
Creating HTML Reports 157
Advanced Reports 174
Extracting and Loading Data 243
Exploring Your Database 273
Advanced Scripting 308
Tuning and Timing 358
The Product User Profile 401
Customizing Your SQLPlus Environment 418
Index 533

Writing SQLPlus Scripts 206

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