This best-selling guide will get you up and running with SQL. Author Chris Fehily introduces general concepts, practical answers, and clear explanations of what the various SQL statements can do. Formatted SQL code listings help you see the elements and structure of the language.
Author: Chris Fehily
Publisher: Questing Vole Press
Date: January 2020
Audience: Developers interested in SQL
- Covers Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, 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 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.
- Learn advanced techniques that extend the power of SQL.
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