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Oracle PL/SQL Programming: Fundamentals to Advanced LiveLessons (Video Training)

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-429147-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-429147-5

11+ Hours of Video Instruction

Oracle PL/SQL Programming: Fundamentals to Advanced LiveLessons begins with a fundamentals module that covers the basics of Oracle's language extension for SQL and the Oracle relational database. The focus is to give students with a working knowledge of SQL the ability to develop Oracle procedures, functions, and packages using the PL/SQL language.

The advanced module teaches developers with PL/SQL experience the new and advanced features of the PL/SQL language along with performance tuning techniques.


In the fundamentals module, Oracle ACE Director Dan Hotka teaches developers how to work with existing code and create new programs. Along the way, students will learn both conditional and looping syntax and techniques, error handling and error processing, plus how to work with script files, procedures, functions and packages (a collection of procedures and functions).

In the advanced module, Dan demonstrations how to take advantage of better options for performance, gain knowledge about the newer features of the language, as well as actually work with these same features in hands-on lab exercises. The students will learn the latest features of PL/SQL collections, triggers, and a variety of compiler features such as conditional compilation, result_cache/deterministic features for functions, autonomous transactions, optimizing compiler features, and more. Dan covers additional exception processing useful for collections. The advanced lessons include useful extensions to the error processing part with a clever use of database triggers. This advanced module also covers a variety of PL/SQL performance tips and the tuning and debugging tools for the PL/SQL programming environment.

This LiveLessons course contains hands-on lab exercises throughout, and three common tools are used for demonstration, including SQL*Plus, Toad, and SQL*Developer. Students can use the Oracle PL/SQL development tool of their choice to do the hands-on labs with these lessons. All examples work with Oracle10, Oracle11, and Oracle12 databases, but the concepts and most of the tips apply to any Oracle database.

Skill Level

• Beginner for the fundamentals module
• Intermediate for the advanced module

Learn How To

Fundamentals module:
• Use the PL/SQL programming language
• Understand both conditional and looping syntax and techniques
• Understand error handling and error processing
• Work with script files, procedures, functions and packages (a collection of procedures and functions)
• Use two useful tools: PL/SQL debugger and the PL/SQL profiler
• Understand additional PL/SQL performance tips

Advanced module:
• Learn and review the newer and more advanced features of PL/SQL
• Utilize the advanced compiler features of PL/SQL
• Use the available database trigger code, complete with advanced topics and useful real-life examples
• Understand advanced error handling and error processing
• Work with collections, the gas pedal for row processing
• Use dynamic SQL and prevent SQL injection attacks
• Understand useful PL/SQL tools: PL/SQL Debugger and the PL/SQL profilers
• Understand PL/SQL performance tips, including PL/SQL table functions

Who Should Take This Course

• Oracle programmers
• Project Managers who need to know more about PL/SQL
• Business Analysts who need to know more about PL/SQL
• For the advanced module, Oracle programmers who have not attended PL/SQL training in a while (this course could easily be named "New Features for PL/SQL Developers”)

Course Requirements

• Working knowledge of the SQL query language
• For the advanced module, working knowledge of PL/SQL programming fundamentals

Table of Contents

Oracle PL/SQL Programming: Fundamentals to Advanced


Oracle PL/SQL Programming Fundamentals


Lesson 1: PL/SQL Course Overview
Learning objectives
1.1 Understand the course pre-requisites
1.2 Learn the Oracle database objects to be used in this course
1.3 Review the command-line SQL*Plus tool
1.4 Review SQL Developer tool
1.5 Review TOAD tool
Put it all together

Lesson 2: Oracle PL/SQL Overview
Learning objectives
2.1 Review Oracle architecture
2.2 Review PL/SQL overview
Put it all together

Lesson 3: PL/SQL Basics and Variables
Learning objectives
3.1 Explore PL/SQL basics
3.2 Use PL/SQL variables
Put it all together

Lesson 4: Logic Flow
Learning objectives
4.1 Understand IF/THEN/ELSE logic
4.2 Explore the CASE statement
4.3 Utilize looping syntax
Put it all together

Lesson 5: PL/SQL Cursors
Learning objectives
5.1 Introduce PL/SQL cursors and the implicit cursor
5.2 Explore explicit cursors
Put it all together

Lesson 6: PL/SQL Exception Handling
Learning objectives
6.1 Introduce PL/SQL exceptions
6.2 Explore PL/SQL exception basic syntax
6.3 Discover implicit vs explicit exceptions
6.4 Work with SQLCODE and SQLERRM features
6.5 Understand user-defined exceptions
6.6 Use application-defined exceptions
Put it all together

Lesson 7: PL/SQL Procedures and Functions
Learning objectives
7.1 Introduce PL/SQL procedures and functions
7.2 Explore PL/SQL procedures
7.3 Understand PL/SQL functions
7.4 Work with parameter passing
Put it all together

Lesson 8: PL/SQL Packages
Learning objectives
8.1 Introduce PL/SQL packages
8.2 Explore the package syntax
8.3 Review executing code in packages
Put it all together

Lesson 9: PL/SQL Triggers
Learning objectives
9.1 Introduce PL/SQL triggers
9.2 Explore the trigger syntax
9.3 Review the order of trigger processing and other restrictions
9.4 Work with useful examples
Put it all together

Lesson 10: PL/SQL New Features
Learning objectives
10.1 Introduce PL/SQL new features
10.2 Explore the new features with tips and techniques
Put it all together

Lesson 11: PL/SQL Collections
Learning objectives
11.1 Introduce PL/SQL collections
11.2 Explore the collection syntax
11.3 Review code examples
11.4 Explore bulk binding techniques
Put it all together

Lesson 12: PL/SQL Debugger, PL/SQL Profiler, PL/SQL Tuning Tips
Learning objectives
12.1 Introduce PL/SQL debugging, PL/SQL profiling, PL/SQL coding tips
12.2 Explore the TOAD debugger
12.3 Explore the SQL developer debugger
12.4 Review the PL/SQL profiler
12.5 Use the PL/SQL profiler with SQL*Plus
12.6 Use the TOAD PL/SQL profiler
12.7 Review PL/SQL coding tips
Put it all together


Oracle PL/SQL Advanced Programming


Lesson 1: Oracle PL/SQL Advanced Course Overview
Learning objectives
1.1 Review LiveLessons course objectives and pre-requisites
1.2 Understand the course database objects and the course download
1.3 Introduce the course tools
1.4 Review the Oracle Architecture
1.5 Explore the PL/SQL Architecture
Put it all together

Lesson 2: PL/SQL Compiler Options: Part I
Learning objectives
2.1 Introduce function/procedure/package advanced syntax
2.2 Review Oracle11 result cache
2.3 Explore PL/SQL limits including Oracle12 new limits
2.4 Hands-on Lab
2.5 Work with identity columns
2.6 Utilize sequences
2.7 Understand date fields
2.8 Utilize definer rights
2.9 Discover Oracle12 select lists
2.10 Explore Oracle12 new privilege features
2.11 Work with Autonomous Transactions
2.12 Explore compiling with Purity features
2.13 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 3: PL/SQL Compiler Options: Part II
Learning objectives
3.1 Invoke the PL/SQL compiler
3.2 Utilize compiler warnings
3.3 Work with inlining
3.4 Use the conditional compilation
3.5 Review Oracle12 compiler directives
3.6 Introduce native compilation
3.7 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 4: PL/SQL Compiler Options and Packages
Learning objectives
4.1 Review PL/SQL packages syntax
4.2 Work with PL/SQL packages Pragma declarations
4.3 Introduce PL/SQL packages optional block
4.4 Discover PL/SQL packages forward declaration
4.5 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 5: PL/SQL Coding Style and New Features
Learning objectives
5.1 View PL/SQL source code
5.2 Work with data dictionary information
5.3 Use source code encryption
5.4 Work with overloading
5.5 Review bodiless package
5.6 Discover code dependencies
5.7 Explore new PL/SQL syntax
5.8 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 6: Oracle Database Triggers
Learning objectives
6.1 Introduce Oracle triggers
6.2 Explore trigger types and syntax
6.3 Review trigger restrictions
6.4 Work with trigger management
6.5 Understand trigger new features: updateable views
6.6 Hands-on Lab
6.7 Review triggers that audit
6.8 Explore event triggers
6.9 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 7: Cursors
Learning objectives
7.1 Introduce reference cursors (ref cursors)
7.2 Explore ref cursor syntax
7.3 Work with implementation of ref cursors
7.4 Review working examples
7.5 Discover cursor sharing
7.6 Utilize cursor parameters
7.7 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 8: PL/SQL Collections
Learning objectives
8.1 Introduce user-defined types
8.2 Understand collection types and methods
8.3 Explore Associative Arrays description and syntax
8.4 Discover Nested Tables description and syntax
8.5 Work with Varrays description and syntax
8.6 Hands-on Lab
8.7 Introduce bulk binding
8.9 Work with FORALL
8.10 Explore collection exception processing
8.11 Hands-on Lab
8.12 Review array timings and comparisons
8.13 Discover collections tips and techniques
8.14 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 9: Oracle Built-in Packages
Learning objectives
9.1 Discover built-in packages
9.2 Understand DBMS_OUTPUT package
9.3 Work with UTL_FILE package
9.4 Use the DBMS_UTILITY package
9.5 Utilize DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO package
9.6 Review Oracle12 new features
9.7 Hands-on Lab
9.8 Discover DBMS_ALERT package
9.9 Utilize DBMS_PIPE technology
9.10 Review UTL_MAIL
9.11 Hands-on Lab
9.13 Explore DBMS_LOCK package
9.14 Utilize DBMS_RANDOM number generators
9.15 Hands-on Lab
9.16 Review DBMS_STATS package with collections
Put it all together

Lesson 10: Dynamic SQL
Learning objectives
10.1    Introduce dynamic SQL in the Oracle RDBMS
10.2    Explore DBMS_SQL package
10.3    Hands-on Lab
10.4    Work with Native Dynamic SQL (Execute Immediate)
10.5    Review SQL injection and other malicious attacks
10.6    Discover SQL creating SQL tips and techniques
10.7    Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 11: PL/SQL Performance
Learning objectives
11.1 Introduce PL/SQL table functions
11.2 Work with Pipelined Table functions
11.3 Explore Cursors and Pipelined Table functions
11.4 Discover Chaining Pipelined Table functions
11.5 Review Compilers Options (function performance perspective)
11.6 Hands-on Lab
11.7 Introduce updating large tables in parallel
11.8 Utilize Parallel Execute Chunk Processing
11.9 Explore Parallel Execute Chunk Management Code Examples
Put it all together

Lesson 12: Large Objects
Learning objectives
12.1 Understand large object processing
12.2 Review syntax and working examples
12.3 Hands-on Lab
12.4 Work with clobs and BFILES
12.5 Explore additional code resources
12.6 Utilize code examples
12.7 Hands-on Lab
Put it all together

Lesson 13: PL/SQL Debugger, PL/SQL Profiler, PL/SQL Tuning Tips
Learning objectives
13.1 Introduce PL/SQL debugging, PL/SQL profiling, PL/SQL coding tips
13.2 Work with the PL/SQL Trace
13.3 Explore the Toad debugger with live demonstration
13.4 Explore the SQL Developer debugger with live demonstration
13.5 Use the PL/SQL profiler with SQL*Plus
13.6 Use the Toad PL/SQL profiler
13.7 Review the Hierarchical profiler
13.8 Watch the live profiling demonstration
13.9 Review PL/SQL coding tips
Put it all together


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