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SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself (Learning Lab)

SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself (Learning Lab)

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  • Copyright 2016
  • Pages: 288
  • Edition: 1st
  • Web Edition
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-419273-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-419273-4

Learn SQL in 22 short 10-minute lessons – online!

With this interactive online course — featuring step-by-step lessons, expert video instruction from Ben Forta, live SQL examples, and interactive quizzes and exercises — you can quickly teach yourself the fundamentals of constructing SQL statements to retrieve, sort, and format data from any SQL DBMS.

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes has a straightforward, step-by-step approach that helps you quickly learn what you need to use SQL effectively. And with this exclusive Learning Lab Web Edition of the book you can:

  • Read the complete text of the book online — at your own pace, whenever you want
  • Watch as Ben Forta shows you how perform key tasks in short, easy-to-follow videos
  • Try each of the SQL examples yourself in an interactive online code editing sandbox — and see the results with the click of a button
  • Test your understanding of the material after each lesson with a fully interactive online quiz and exercises

Three sample lessons are available for free online exactly as they appear in the full Learning Lab Web Edition – with complete video walkthroughs, code editing sandboxes, and interactive quizzes (HTML5 browser required). Try them out today

Expert trainer and popular author Ben Forta teaches you just the parts of SQL you need to know — starting with simple data retrieval and quickly going on to more complex topics including the use of joins, subqueries, stored procedures, cursors, triggers, and table constraints.

Lessons cover the latest versions of IBM DB2, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MariaDB, and Apache Open Office Base.

Learn how to...

  • Use the major SQL statements
  • Construct complex SQL statements using multiple clauses and operators
  • Retrieve, sort, and format database contents
  • Pinpoint the data you need using a variety of filtering techniques
  • Use aggregate functions to summarize data
  • Join two or more related tables
  • Insert, update, and delete data
  • Create and alter database tables
  • Work with views, stored procedures, and more

About This Learning Lab Web Edition: A Learning Lab is a self-paced online course that integrates text, graphics, video screencasts, live code editing sandboxes, and interactive quizzes into a complete tutorial. It is delivered online from a link that will be available on your InformIT Account page after purchase. Once purchased you can view the Learning Lab course in any web browser that supports HTML5, including the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. 

Supported platforms are:

• Windows XP (Firefox only)

• Windows 7, 8 or 10 (Chrome or Firefox)

• Mac OS X (Safari, Firefox, or Chrome)

• Linux (Chrome or Firefox)

• iOS 6 or iOS 7 (Mobile Safari)

Sample Content


Three sample lessons (1, 2, and 3) are available for viewing online, exactly as they appear in the full Learning Lab with complete video walkthroughs and interactive quizzes (HTML5 browser required). Just click on a link below.


1 Understanding SQL

2 Retrieving Data

3 Sorting Retrieved Data

4 Filtering Data

5 Advanced Data Filtering

6 Using Wildcard Filtering

7 Creating Calculated Fields

8 Using Data Manipulation Functions

9 Summarizing Data

10 Grouping Data

11 Working with Subqueries

12 Joining Tables

13 Creating Advanced Joins

14 Combining Queries

15 Inserting Data

16 Updating and Deleting Data

17 Creating and Manipulating Tables

18 Using Views

19 Working with Stored Procedures

20 Managing Transaction Processing

21 Using Cursors

22 Understanding Advanced SQL Features

A Sample Table Scripts

B Working in Popular Applications

C SQL Statement Syntax

D Using SQL Datatypes

E SQL Reserved Words


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