A GUIDE TO SQL, 8E, continues to be the essential SQL reference. It builds on the success of previous editions by presenting basic SQL commands in the context of a running case in which a business uses SQL to manage orders, parts, customers, and sales reps. The book covers the fundamentals of SQL programming using straightforward instruction and extensive hands-on exercises. Continuing with its focus on students learning the basics regardless of the database environment chosen, this edition features examples from the latest databases: Oracle 11g, Access 2007, and MySQL. The eighth edition expands on the use of running case studies by adding a third running case to the extensive hands-on pedagogy at the end of every chapter. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
If you're a programmer or database administrator who uses SQL in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the ideal on-the-job reference. You'll find many examples that address the language's complexity, along with key aspects of SQL used in IBM DB2 Release 9.7, MySQL 5.1, Oracle Database 11g Release 2, PostgreSQL 9.0, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Release 2. SQL Pocket Guide describes how these database systems implement SQL syntax for querying, managing transactions, and making changes to data. It also shows how the systems use SQL functions, regular expression syntax, and type conversion functions and formats. All example SQL statements in this book execute against a set of tables, with data that you can quickly download. The third edition covers important database changes, including: Oracle's support of the recursive WITH syntax, and addition of PIVOT and UNPIVOT operators Functions new to Oracle, such as LISTAGG, NTH_VALUE, and more PostgreSQL’s support of recursive WITH and some window functions DB2 syntax and datatypes, some compatible with Oracle MySQL features such as the TIMESTAMP type and the TO_SECONDS function
This is the first book available on SQL/DS, the IBM relational database management system for the VM and VSE environments. It is already one of the most successful database products and is gaining increasing importance, given the accelerating acceptance of the VM environment in the marketplace.
The Oracle SQLPlus Pocket Reference is a must-have for anyone working with Oracle databases, especially those looking to maximize the effectiveness of SQLPlus. As Oracle's long-standing interactive query tool, SQLPlus is available at every Oracle site, from the largest data warehouse to the smallest single-user system. Despite its wide use, however, SQLPlus is still often not completely understood or fully utilized.Database administrators and developers alike will therefore find the Oracle SQLPlus Pocket Reference to be extremely beneficial. In addition to summarizing all of the SQLPlus syntax and format options, including new Oracle Database 10g features, this handy, on-the-job guide specifically shows readers how to: Differentiate between SQL and SQLPlus Interact with SQLPlus from both the command line and the web browser Select, insert, update, and delete data Format both text and HTML reports with SQLPlus Specify SQLPlus commands and format elements Tune SQL queries The new third edition of this book has been updated for Oracle Database 10g to include information on both SQLPlus and SQL. New SQL information includes the SELECT statement's new MODEL clause, flashback queries, partition outer joins, and DBMS_XPLAN.With its quick-reference format and compact size, the Oracle SQLPlus Pocket Reference follows in the long line of successful "pocket references" offered by O'Reilly. It also serves as the ideal companion to O'Reilly's larger, more comprehensive book on SQLPlus, the bestselling Oracle SQLPlus: The Definitive Guide.Author Jonathan Gennick is an editor for O'Reilly specializing in database and programming titles, having amassed some 17 years of programming and database management experience.
This book takes a comprehensive look at this acclaimed new server from Ashton-Tate, providing an overview of database servers in general and a detailed explanation of the features, architecture, and actual operation of SQL Server.
The previous edition of this book established itself as the most complete and understandable treatment of the SQL standard generally available. Many changes have occurred in the SQL standard world since that edition was published. The original 1992 standard itself has been significantly changed and corrected through the publication of two extensive Technical Corrigenda, one in 1994 and one in 1996. Included in the fourth edition of this important book is information on a major new component, the Call-Level Interface (SQL/CLI), and the Persistent Stored Modules feature (SQL/PSM).
A Guide to MySQL, by Philip Pratt and Mary Last, is yet another step into the open-source arena, which is rapidly growing in the technology industry. Topics include design techniques, data definition, commands to query a database, updates, administration and client tools, and finally, MySQL special topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.