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“The book...has enough depth for even a seasoned professional to pick up enough tips to pay back the price of the book
many times over.”
–Dr. Paul Dorsey, President, Dulcian, Inc., Oracle Magazine PL/SQL Developer of the Year 2007, and President
Emeritus, New York Oracle Users Group
“This is a fascinating guide into the world of Oracle SQL with an abundance of well-collected examples. Without a doubt, this
book is helpful to beginners and experts alike who seek alternative ways to resolve advanced scenarios.”–Oleg Voskoboynikov, Ph.D., Database Architect
The World’s #1 Hands-On Oracle SQL Workbook–Fully Updated for Oracle 11g
Crafted for hands-on learning and tested in classrooms worldwide, this book illuminates in-depth every Oracle SQL technique you’ll need. From the simplest query fundamentals to regular expressions and with newly added coverage of Oracle’s powerful new SQL Developer tool, you will focus on the tasks that matter most. Hundreds of step-by-step, guided lab exercises will systematically strengthen your expertise in writing effective, high-performance SQL. Along the way, you’ll acquire a powerful arsenal of useful skills–and an extraordinary library of solutions for your real-world challenges with Oracle SQL.
Chapter 1: SQL and Data 1
Chapter 2: SQL: The Basics 49
Chapter 3: The WHERE and ORDER BY Clauses 101
Chapter 4: Character, Number, and Miscellaneous Functions 133
Chapter 5: Date and Conversion Functions 189
Chapter 6: Aggregate Functions, GROUP BY, and HAVING Clauses 263
Chapter 7: Equijoins 285
Chapter 8: Subqueries 323
Chapter 9: Set Operators 377
Chapter 10: Complex Joins 399
Chapter 11: Insert, Update, and Delete 429
Chapter 12: Create, Alter, and Drop Tables 503
Chapter 13: Indexes, Sequences, and Views 571
Chapter 14: The Data Dictionary, Scripting, and Reporting 615
Chapter 15: Security 661
Chapter 16: Regular Expressions and Hierarchical Queries 695
Chapter 17: Exploring Data Warehousing Features 741
Chapter 18: SQL Optimization 803
Appendix A: Answers to Quiz Questions 839
Appendix B: SQL Formatting Guide 855
Appendix C: SQL*Plus Command Reference 859
Appendix D: STUDENT Database Schema 873
Appendix E: Table and Column Descriptions 875
Appendix F: Additional Example Tables 881
Appendix G: Navigating the Oracle Documentation 887
Appendix H: Resources 893
Appendix I: Oracle Data Types 897