2015 Edition. Perfect for end users, analysts, data scientists, and app developers, this best-selling guide will get you up and running with SQL, the language of databases. You'll find general concepts, practical answers, and clear explanations of what the various SQL statements can do. Hundreds of examples of varied difficulty encourage you to experiment and explore. Full-color SQL code listings help you see the elements and structure of the language. You can download the sample database to follow along with the author's examples. - Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access.- Learn the core language for standard SQL, and variations for the most widely used database systems.- Organize your database in terms of the relational model.- Master tables, columns, rows, and keys.- Retrieve, sort, and format data.- Filter the data that you don't want to see.- Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions and operators.- Use aggregate functions to summarize data.- Create complex SQL statements by using joins, subqueries, constraints, conditional logic, and metadata.- Create, alter, and drop tables, indexes, and views.- Insert, update, delete, and merge data.- Execute transactions to maintain the integrity of your data.- Avoid common pitfalls involving nulls.- Troubleshoot and optimize queries.- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable. ContentsIntroduction1. Running SQL Programs2. The Relational Model3. SQL Basics4. Retrieving Data from a Table5. Operators and Functions6. Summarizing and Grouping Data7. Joins8. Subqueries9. Set Operations10. Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Rows11. Creating, Altering, and Dropping Tables12. Indexes13. Views14. Transactions
2015 Edition. Perfect for end users, analysts, data scientists, and app developers, this best-selling guide will get you up and running with SQL, the language of databases. You'll find general concepts, practical answers, and clear explanations of what the various SQL statements can do. Hundreds of examples of varied difficulty encourage you to experiment and explore. SQL code listings help you see the elements and structure of the language. You can download the sample database to follow along with the author's examples. Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access. Learn the core language for standard SQL, and variations for the most widely used database systems. Organize your database in terms of the relational model. Master tables, columns, rows, and keys. Retrieve, sort, and format data. Filter the data that you don't want to see. Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions and operators. Use aggregate functions to summarize data. Create complex SQL statements by using joins, subqueries, constraints, conditional logic, and metadata. Create, alter, and drop tables, indexes, and views. Insert, update, delete, and merge data. Execute transactions to maintain the integrity of your data. Avoid common pitfalls involving nulls. Troubleshoot and optimize queries. Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers. Fully indexed and cross-referenced. Contents Introduction 1. Running SQL Programs 2. The Relational Model 3. SQL Basics 4. Retrieving Data from a Table 5. Operators and Functions 6. Summarizing and Grouping Data 7. Joins 8. Subqueries 9. Set Operations 10. Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Rows 11. Creating, Altering, and Dropping Tables 12. Indexes 13. Views 14. Transactions About the Author Chris Fehily is a statistician and author based in San Francisco.
This book will teach you what you need to know about JDBC and SQL, so that you can design and program database applications that can reach users around the world. Unlike other books aimed at systems programmers writing JDBC drivers, this book addresses the needs of the application developer.
SQL kann Spaß machen! Es ist ein erhebendes Gefühl, eine verworrene Datenmanipulation oder einen komplizierten Report mit einer einzigen Anweisung zu bewältigen und so einen Haufen Arbeit vom Tisch zu bekommen. Einführung in SQL bietet einen frischen Blick auf die Sprache, deren Grundlagen jeder Entwickler beherrschen muss. Die aktualisierte 2. Auflage deckt die Versionen MySQL 6.0, Oracle 11g und Microsoft SQL Server 2008 ab. Außerdem enthält sie neue Kapitel zu Views und Metadaten. SQL-Basics - in null Komma nichts durchstarten: Mit diesem leicht verständlichen Tutorial können Sie SQL systematisch und gründlich lernen, ohne sich zu langweilen. Es führt Sie rasch durch die Basics der Sprache und vermittelt darüber hinaus eine Reihe von häufig genutzten fortgeschrittenen Features. Mehr aus SQL-Befehlen herausholen: Alan Beaulieu will mehr vermitteln als die simple Anwendung von SQL-Befehlen: Er legt Wert auf ein tiefes Verständnis der SQL-Features und behandelt daher auch den Umgang mit Mengen, Abfragen innerhalb von Abfragen oder die überaus nützlichen eingebauten Funktionen von SQL. Die MySQL-Beispieldatenbank: Es gibt zwar viele Datenbankprodukte auf dem Markt, aber welches wäre zum Erlernen von SQL besser geeignet als MySQL, das weit verbreitete relationale Datenbanksystem? Der Autor hilft Ihnen, eine MySQL-Datenbank anzulegen, und nutzt diese für die Beispiele in diesem Buch. Übungen mit Lösungen: Zu jedem Thema finden Sie im Buch gut durchdachte Übungen mit Lösungen. So ist sichergestellt, dass Sie schnell Erfolgserlebnisse haben und das Gelernte auch praktisch umsetzen können.
This cookbook of advanced techniques is for anyone who knows the basics of SQL and wants to move beyond simple SELECT-FROM-WHERE queries. You'll find solutions to problems that analysts, app developers, and database programmers often face, from simple tasks, like picking random rows, to complex operations, like traversing hierarchies. Each recipe includes a discussion of the underlying logic, important concepts, and best practices. Take full advantage of standard (ANSI/ISO) SQL, or use DBMS-specific features that dramatically extend the power of standard SQL. Use the scores of code examples directly in real-world DBMS applications, or as a source of insight for related problems. - Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access.- Implement cross-platform solutions in standard SQL, or DBMS-specific solutions for your particular system.- Full-color SQL code listings help you see the elements and structure of the language.- Download the sample database and code listings to follow along with the author's examples.- Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers.- Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable. ContentsIntroduction1. Running SQL Programs2. Calculating Running Statistics3. Generating Sequences4. Finding Sequences, Runs, and Regions5. Limiting the Number of Rows Returned6. Assigning Ranks7. Calculating a Trimmed Mean8. Picking Random Rows9. Handling Duplicates10. Creating a Telephone List11. Retrieving Metadata12. Working with Dates13. Calculating a Median14. Finding Extreme Values15. Changing Running Statistics Midstream16. Pivoting Results17. Working with Hierarchies
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Get up to speed fast with SQL, the language of databases. Bestselling author Chris Fehily teaches you just the parts of SQL that you need to know. Quick, learn-by-example lessons start with simple data retrieval and sorting, move on to filtering and grouping, and then build to more-advanced topics, including joins, subqueries, views, and transactions. Whether you're an analyst, developer, data scientist, or Microsoft Office user, you'll find straightforward, practical answers. You can download the sample database to follow along with the examples. - Covers Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access. - Learn the core language for standard SQL, and variations for the most widely used database systems. - Organize your database in terms of the relational model. - Master tables, columns, rows, and keys. - Retrieve, sort, and format data. - Filter the data that you don't want to see. - Convert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions and operators. - Use aggregate functions to summarize data. - Create complex SQL statements by using joins, subqueries, constraints, conditional logic, and metadata. - Create, alter, and drop tables, indexes, and views. - Insert, update, delete, and merge data. - Execute transactions to maintain the integrity of your data. - Avoid common pitfalls involving nulls. - Troubleshoot and optimize queries. - Plenty of tips, tricks, and timesavers. - Fully cross-referenced, linked, and searchable. Contents 1. Introduction 2. Database Basics 3. SQL Basics 4. Retrieving Data from a Table 5. Sorting Rows 6. Filtering Rows 7. Combining and Negating Conditions 8. Pattern Matching 9. More Ways to Filter Rows 10. Operators and Functions 11. Working with Functions 12. Evaluating Conditional Values 13. Summarizing Data 14. Grouping Data 15. Joining Tables 16. Working with Joins 17. Subqueries 18. Combining Queries 19. Inserting Rows 20. Updating and Deleting Rows 21. Creating and Changing Tables 22. Indexes 23. Views 24. Transactions A. The Sample Database B. Running SQL Programs C. Data Types
Whether you're an application developer, database administrator, web application designer, mobile app developer, or Microsoft Office users, a good working knowledge of SQL is an important part of interacting with databases. And our Beginner's Course to Learning SQL Programming in a weekend offers the straightforward practical answers you need to help you do your job.
Learn the best way of writing code to run inside a relational database. This book shows how a holistic and set-oriented approach to database programming can far exceed the performance of the row-by-row model that is too often used by developers who haven’t been shown a better way. Two styles of programming are encountered in the database world. Classical programming as taught in many universities leads to an atomic, row-oriented, and procedural style inspired by the structured models of programming. In short, many application developers write in the relational database exactly like in the user interface. The other style of programming is holistic, data set oriented, and coded mainly in SQL. This is the style of the database developer. The set based and holistic style of development is not promoted enough in universities, and many application developers are not fully aware of it. There are many performance issues all over the world in relational databases due to the use of the atomic and inappropriate style of programming. This book compares the two styles, and promotes the holistic style of development as the most suitable one. Examples are given to demonstrate the superiority of a set-based and holistic approach. Compares the two styles of development Shows the performance advantages of set-based development Solves example problems using both approaches Who This Book Is For Two Styles of Database Development is aimed at application developers willing to adapt their programming styles in return for better-performing applications. It’s for students and new developers wanting to position themselves as having database expertise and build a reputation for developing highly-performant database applications.
This book effectively explains the concept of PL/SQL programming. It gives short yet complete description of the PL/SQL programming concepts and explains them step by step. This book provides core information that every PL/SQL developer should know to write PL/SQL programs, interact with Oracle databases, perform complex calculations, and handle exceptions. Loaded with lots of examples and illustrations to explain concepts, this book would help you learn PL/SQL programming with minimal effort.
The topic combination of VB .NET and ADO.NET is unbeatable. VB .NET is the most popular language in which to code. And, every developer needs to understand ADO.NET to allow data to be accessed from a Web site. In this book Developers will be shown numerouse code examples that will illustrate how to program database driven applications within the .NET Framework. The book is aimed at both established and new VB Developers. Important topics covered include: Visual Studio development environment, ASP.NET applications, Windows Forms application, using VB .NET with ADO.NET, complex queries, security, COM interop., and application deployment.
The goal of Defensive Programming is to produce resilient code that responds gracefully to the unexpected. To the SQL Server programmer, this means T-SQL code that behaves consistently and predictably in cases of unexpected usage, doesn't break under concurrent loads, and survives predictable changes to database schemas and settings. Inside this book, you will find dozens of practical, defensive programming techniques that will improve the quality of your T-SQL code and increase its resilience and robustness.
SQL Success is about problem-solving in SQL. It bridges the gap between dry and dull database theory books, and developer books that focus on giving recipes without explaining sufficiently the reasons behind the recipes or discussing alternative solutions. Many developers struggle with SQL due to the contrast between the top-down logic of most programming languages and SQL's set-based approach. SQL Success aims to be different. This book is more than syntax examples. SQL Success explains how to use SQL to solve problems, and covers syntax in the process-not as the focus, but as a tool toward accomplishing the objective. SQL Success also shows something that most other books do not: the pitfalls and traps of SQL, a deceptively simple language, and how easy it is to get a query wrong. Written in a conversational way, SQL Success talks about logic more than theory, avoids jargon, and refers to common-sense more than rules. It ignores features that are rarely used and tries to avoid information overload. The intention of SQL Success is not to cover every aspect of all variants of SQL. The goal is to cover everything that is of practical use. That goal is informed by the author's many years of practical experience leading an understanding of what professional developers need to know, the common mistakes that are made, and how those mistakes can be avoided. * Focuses on the practical implications of theory. * Emphasizes accuracy and efficiency. * Teaches how to "think SQL," not merely the syntax. * Applies to Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, DB2, and SQLite. * Suitable for college-level database courses, SQL certification preparation, and professionals who want to take their database skills to the next level. * Bolstered by downloadable files and online database with practice exercises at http: //edu.konagora.com. * Includes resources for instructors. About the author: Stephane Faroult has been performing database consultancy work for more than a quarter of a century with major French companies; he taught Computer Science undergraduates a long time ago and many professional developers since then. He is the author of two professional books, The Art of SQL and Refactoring SQL Applications (both by O'Reilly). SQL Success is a prequel to those books, giving readers a strong foundation in SQL.
Enter a New World of Database Programming C# and ADO.NET facilitate the development of a new generation of database applications, including remote applications that run on the Web. Mastering C# Database Programming is the resource you need to thrive in this new world. Assuming no prior experience with database programming, this book teaches you every aspect of the craft, from GUI design to server development to middle-tier implementation. If you're familiar with earlier versions of ADO, you'll master the many new features of ADO.NET all the more quickly. You'll also learn the importance of XML within the new .NET paradigm. Coverage includes: Accessing a database using C# and ADO.NET Using SQL to access a database Using Visual Studio .NET to build applications Creating and modifying database tables Understanding ADO.NET classes Designing, building, and deploying Web applications that access a database Designing, building, and deploying effective Web services Using SQL Server's built-in XML capabilities Working with a database in a disconnected manner Using advanced transaction controls Using Transact-SQL to create stored procedures and functions in a SQL Server database
The traditional division of labor between the database (which only stores and manages SQL and XML data for fast, easy data search and retrieval) and the application server (which runs application or business logic, and presentation logic) is obsolete. Although the books primary focus is on programming the Oracle Database, the concepts and techniques provided apply to most RDBMS that support Java including Oracle, DB2, Sybase, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. This is the first book to cover new Java, JDBC, SQLJ, JPublisher and Web Services features in Oracle Database 10g Release 2 (the coverage starts with Oracle 9i Release 2). This book is a must-read for database developers audience (DBAs, database applications developers, data architects), Java developers (JDBC, SQLJ, J2EE, and OR Mapping frameworks), and to the emerging Web Services assemblers. Describes pragmatic solutions, advanced database applications, as well as provision of a wealth of code samples. Addresses programming models which run within the database as well as programming models which run in middle-tier or client-tier against the database. Discusses languages for stored procedures: when to use proprietary languages such as PL/SQL and when to use standard languages such as Java; also running non-Java scripting languages in the database. Describes the Java runtime in the Oracle database 10g (i.e., OracleJVM), its architecture, memory management, security management, threading, Java execution, the Native Compiler (i.e., NCOMP), how to make Java known to SQL and PL/SQL, data types mapping, how to call-out to external Web components, EJB components, ERP frameworks, and external databases. Describes JDBC programming and the new Oracle JDBC 10g features, its advanced connection services (pooling, failover, load-balancing, and the fast database event notification mechanism) for clustered databases (RAC) in Grid environments. Describes SQLJ programming and the latest Oracle SQLJ 10g features , contrasting it with JDBC. Describes the latest Database Web services features, Web services concepts and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) for DBA, the database as Web services provider and the database as Web services consumer. Abridged coverage of JPublisher 10g, a versatile complement to JDBC, SQLJ and Database Web Services.
Jump start SQL programming using MS Access, experience the powerful features of MS Access SQL, acquire the fundamental concepts of SQL, master the techniques of writing effective SQL statements, and build, through hands-on, the skills required to become a professional SQL programmer. Easy crossover to other SQL platforms.MS Access is an excellent tool for learning SQL, supports SQL programming to a very competent level, and is found in virtually all Windows-driven PCs, and as a result, no need to purchase expensive SQL software. Learning SQL using MS Access is intriguing.The only textbook that shows how to achieve DIVIDE operation in SQL environment, and explains and shows alternative methods for achieving results sets such as totals, subtotals, and grand totals. Textbook contains alternative methods that run perfectly in other SQL platforms and uses examples that are related to the topics discussed. Dr. Ugboma has taught database programming for many years. He has written database programs using Oracle, SQL Server, and MS Access SQL, and he is very much familiar with their similarities and differences.