Beginning PL/SQL is a fast-paced and blissfully short introduction to Oracle's PL/SQL language. PL/SQL is the built-in language that every Oracle developer and database administrator simply must know. The book shows readers how to apply object-oriented PL/SQL to production applications. No other book on PL/SQL does this. It gives the reader practical advice on what works and what doesn’t, and advises on the performance tradeoffs between doing work in SQL versus in PL/SQL. This book gets readers up-to-speed on the core of the language without wasting time on esoteric and seldom used syntax.
Beginning Oracle PL/SQL gets you started in using the built-in language that every Oracle developer and database administrator must know. Oracle Database is chock-full of built-in application features that are free for the using, and PL/SQL is your ticket to learning about and using those features from your own code. With it, you can centralize business logic in the database, you can offload application logic, and you can automate database- and application-administration tasks. Author Don Bales provides in Beginning Oracle PL/SQL a fast-paced and example-filled tutorial. Learn from Don’s extensive experience to discover the most commonly used aspects of PL/SQL, without wasting time on obscure and obsolete features. The author takes his 20+ years of experience and a wealth of statistics he's gathered on PL/SQL usage over those years and applies the 80/20 rule: cover what's most needed and used by PL/SQL professionals and avoid what's not necessary! The result is a book that covers all the key features of PL/SQL without wasting your time discussing esoteric and obsolete parts of the language. Learn what really matters, so that you can get to work feeling confident with what you know about PL/SQL. Covers the key topics that matter, including variables and datatypes, executing statements, working with cursors, bulk operations, real-world objects, debugging, testing, and more. Teaches you to write production-level, object-oriented PL/SQL. You'll explore relational PL/SQL, but unlike most other books on the subject, this one emphasizes the use of PL/SQLs object-oriented features as well. Guides you in working through real examples of using of PL/SQL. You'll learn PL/SQL by applying it to real-world business problems, not by heavy theory.
Beginning Oracle SQL is your introduction to the interactive query tools and specific dialect of SQL used with Oracle Database. The book is a revision of the classic Mastering Oracle SQL and SQL*Plus by Lex de Haan, and has been updated to cover developments in Oracle's version of the SQL query language. Written in an easygoing and example-based style, Beginning Oracle SQL is the book that will get you started down the path to successfully writing SQL statements and getting results from Oracle database. Takes an example-based approach, with clear and authoritative explanations Introduces both SQL and the query tools used to execute SQL statements Shows how to create tables, populate them with data, and then query that data to generate business results
"This Learning Path includes Oracle SQL LiveLessons, Oracle PL/SQL Programming: Fundamentals to Advanced LiveLessons, and Toad for Oracle LiveLessons. Oracle SQL LiveLessons Video Training covers the basics of the Oracle SQL programming language. This course covers both Oracle standard SQL and the ANSI approved SQL that Oracle supports. The focus of the course is to give students working knowledge of the Oracle SQL language and at the conclusion of this course, students should be able to query the Oracle database. 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. Toad for Oracle LiveLessons video training covers the latest features of TOAD necessary to view, extract, and manipulate data within the Oracle database. This course is designed for both the developer using Toad to aid in programming Oracle objects, as well as for the business analyst using Toad as a query tool for data extraction and analysis."--Resource description page.
Beginning Oracle Application Express 4.2 introduces version 4.2 of the popular and productive Oracle Application Express development platform. Called APEX for short, the platform enables rapid and easy development of web-based applications that make full use of Oracle Database. The release of APEX 4.2 brings extensive new Flash and HTML 5 charting capabilities, enhanced themes for mobile applications usable from phones and tablets, RESTful web services support, enhanced application packaging, and the many redesigned wizards give a new and fresh feel to the user interface. Whether you’re new to Oracle or an old hand who’s yet to test the waters of APEX, Beginning Oracle Application Express 4.2 introduces the processes and best practices you’ll need to become proficient with APEX. The book shows off the programming environment, the utilities and tools available, and then continues by walking through the process of building a working system from the ground up. All code is documented and explained so that those new to the languages will not be lost. After reading this book, power users and programmers alike can quickly put together robust and scalable applications for use by one person, by a department, by an entire company. Covers brand-new functionality in APEX 4.2 Provides fully documented and explained example code Guides you through creating a working and fully deployable application
This book is your first step to learning PL/SQL in IBM DB2. Yes, it is PL/SQL in IBM DB2! PL/SQL used to be an exclusive database procedural language to the Oracle database, now is available in IBM DB2.
"Learning Oracle PL/SQL" introduces PL/SQL in a way that's useful to a variety of audiences: beginning programmers, new Oracle database administrators, and developers familiar with other databases who now need to learn Oracle. A consistent and understandable example application--the development of a library's electronic catalog system--runs through the chapters.
However excellent they are, most computer books are inherently passive--readers simply take in text without having any opportunity to react to it. The Oracle PL/SQL Developer's Workbook is a different kind of animal! It's designed to engage you actively, to get you solving programming problems immediately, and to help you apply what you've learned about PL/SQL--and in the process deepen your knowledge of the language. By tackling the exercises in this workbook, you'll find yourself moving more rapidly along the learning curve to join the growing ranks of PL/SQL experts.The Oracle PL/SQL Developer's Workbook is a companion to Steven Feuerstein's bestselling Oracle PL/SQL Programming and his other PL/SQL books from O'Reilly. It contains a carefully constructed set of problems and solutions that will test your language skills and help you become a better developer--both with PL/SQL and with other languages. Exercises are provided at three levels: beginner, intermediate, and expert. The workbook exercises cover all the major features of PL/SQL, including those new to Oracle8i (e.g., Java and web features, autonomous transactions, and bulk binds).You'll find chapters on: Basic language elements--variables, naming, loops, conditional and sequential control, exception handling, and records. Data structures--index-by tables, nested tables, variables arrays (VARRAYs), and object technology. Database interaction--cursors, DML and transaction management, cursor variables, and native dynamic SQL Program construction--procedures, functions, blocks, packages, database triggers, and calling PL/SQL functions in SQL. Built-in functionality--the character, date, conversion, numeric, and miscellaneous functions, and the DBMS_SQL, DBMS_PIPE, DBMS_OUTPUT, UTL_FILE, and DBMS_JOB built-in packages. Miscellaneous topics--using Java with PL/SQL, external programs, PL/SQL web development, tuning PL/SQL, and PL/SQL for DBAs.
Beginning Oracle SQL is your introduction to the interactive query tools and specific dialect of SQL used with Oracle Database. These tools include SQL*Plus and SQL Developer. SQL*Plus is the one tool any Oracle developer or database administrator can always count on, and it is widely used in creating scripts to automate routine tasks. SQL Developer is a powerful, graphical environment for developing and debugging queries. Oracle's is possibly the most valuable dialect of SQL from a career standpoint. Oracle's database engine is widely used in corporate environments worldwide. It is also found in many government applications. Oracle SQL implements many features not found in competing products. No developer or DBA working with Oracle can afford to be without knowledge of these features and how they work, because of the performance and expressiveness they bring to the table. Written in an easygoing and example-based style, Beginning Oracle SQL is the book that will get you started down the path to successfully writing SQL statements and getting results from Oracle Database. Takes an example-based approach, with clear and authoritative explanations Introduces both SQL and the query tools used to execute SQL statements Shows how to create tables, populate them with data, and then query that data to generate business results
Beginning Oracle Application Express 4 introduces one of the most talked-about development platforms to come out of Oracle Corporation in years. Oracle Application Express, called APEX for short, enables rapid and easy development of web-based applications that make full use of Oracle Database. The release of APEX 4 brings a huge leap forward in terms of functionality and usability for both the developer and the end user. Power users and programmers alike can quickly put together robust and scalable applications for use by one person, by a department, by an entire company. Whether you’re new to Oracle or an old hand who’s yet to test the waters of APEX, Beginning Oracle Application Express 4 introduces the processes and best practices you’ll need to become proficient with APEX. The book shows off the programming environment, the utilities and tools available, and then continues by walking through the process of building a working system from the ground up. While the book assumes a foundational knowledge of SQL and PL/SQL, all code used is documented and explained so that those new to the languages will not be lost. Covers brand-new functionality in APEX 4 Provides fully documented and explained example code Guides you through creating a working and fully deployable application
Start developing with Oracle SQL. This book is a one-stop introduction to everything you need to know about getting started developing an Oracle Database. You'll learn about foundational concepts, setting up a simple schema, adding data, reading data from the database, and making changes. No experience with databases is required to get started. Examples in the book are built around Oracle Live SQL, a freely available, online sandbox for practicing and experimenting with SQL statements, and Oracle Express Edition, a free version of Oracle Database that is available for download. A marquee feature of Beginning Oracle SQL for Oracle Database 18c is the small chapter size. Content is divided into easily digestible chunks that can be read and practiced in very short intervals of time, making this the ideal book for a busy professional to learn from. Even just a 15-20 minute block of free time can be put to good use. Author Ben Brumm begins by helping you understand what a database is, and getting you set up with a sandbox in which to practice the SQL that you are learning. From there, easily digestible chapters cover, point-by-point, the different aspects of writing queries to get data out of a database. You’ll also learn about creating tables and getting data into the database. Crucial topics such as working with nulls and writing analytic queries are given the attention they deserve, helping you to avoid pitfalls when writing queries for production use. What You'll Learn Create, update, and delete tables in an Oracle database Add, update, delete data from those database tables Query and view data stored in your database Manipulate and transform data using in-built database functions and features Correctly choose when to use Oracle-specific syntax and features Who This Book Is For Those new to Oracle who are planning to develop software using Oracle as the back-end data store. The book is also for those who are getting started in software development and realize they need to learn some kind of database language. Those who are learning software development on the side of their normal job, or learning it as a college student, who are ready to learn what a database is and how to use it also will find this book useful.
The book teaches the basics of the Oracle database from a beginner s perspective to the advanced concepts using a hands-on approach. Each and every concept has been elaborated with suitable practical examples along with code for clear and precise understanding of the topic. Using a practical approach, the book explains how to retrieve, add, update and delete data in the Oracle database using SQL, SQL*PLUS and PL/SQL. In the process, it discusses the various data types and built-in functions of Oracle, as well as the sorting of records and the table operations. The text also includes coverage of advanced queries using special operators, Oracle security, indexing, and stored functions and procedures. The book is suitable for undergraduate engineering students of Computer Science and Information Technology, B.Sc. (Computer Science/IT), M.Sc. (Computer Science/IT) and students of Computer Applications (BCA, MCA, PGDCA, and DCA). Besides, the book can be used as a reference by professionals pursuing short-term courses on Oracle Database and students of Oracle Certified Courses.
The book teaches the basics of the Oracle database from a beginner’s perspective to the advanced concepts using a hands-on approach. Each and every concept has been elaborated with suitable practical examples along with code for clear and precise understanding of the topic. Using a practical approach, this new edition of the book covers the detailed introspection of pluggable databases and explains practically the various new features incorporated in the new 12c version. It also explains how to retrieve, add, update and delete data in the Oracle database using SQL, SQL*PLUS and PL/SQL. In the process, it discusses the various data types and built-in functions of Oracle, as well as the sorting of records and the table operations. The text also includes coverage of advanced queries using special operators, Oracle security, indexing, and stored functions and procedures. The book is suitable for undergraduate engineering students of Computer Science and Information Technology, B.Sc. (Computer Science/IT), M.Sc. (Computer Science/IT) and students of Computer Applications (BCA, MCA, PGDCA, and DCA). Besides, the book can be used as a reference by professionals pursuing short-term courses on Oracle Database and students of Oracle Certified Courses. KEY FEATURES • Based on latest Oracle Database 12c: It explains the various features introduced with the new Oracle Database 12c software. • Hands-on methodology: Its objective is to impart practical skills using hands-on methodology. • Elaborate Practical Examples: Each topic begins with appropriate theory and concept followed by relevant examples for better understanding of the concepts. • Commands tested and executed on Oracle Database software: All the programming examples have been tested on actual Oracle Database software.
Written by one of the world's leading experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language, this text offers extensive exercises in all skill levels covering major features of the language. Also provides a primer to the PL/SQL language.
Learn how to use the PL/SQL programming language effectively, using one of the most popular and widely-used software programs in large companies today. Oracle 10g Developer: PL/SQL Programming uses Oracle 10g to provide an overview of the PL/SQL programming language, beginning with fundamental PL/SQL concepts and progressing to the writing and testing of PL/SQL code. The book then progresses to more advanced topics, such as Dynamic SQL and code tuning. Updated to the latest release, Oracle 10g, it uses the developer's perspective to focus on the PL/SQL component of the software. With real-world examples and a straightforward writing style, this is a valuable resource for anyone preparing for the new Oracle Certification exam, or simply looking to master the PL/SQL programming language with Oracle.
The complexity of life, because they do not understand to simplify the complex, to simplify the complexity, simple is the beginning of wisdom. From the essence of practice, to briefly explain the concept, and vividly cultivate programming interest, this book easy and quickly learn Oracle SQL.1. Oracle Installation2. Data Manipulation Language3. Tablespace4. User5. Insert Data6. Update Data7. Delete Data 8. Transaction9. Constraints10. One to One Association Table11. One to Many Association Table12. Many to Many Association Table13. Constraint Management14. Data Type15. Function16. Group By17. Inner Join18. Multi-table Equivalent Join19. Outer Join20. Seft Join21. GROUP BY and HAVING22. Sub Query23. Multi Row SubQuery24. Get Top N Rows25. Paging Query26. Collection27. View28. SEQUENCE29. Procedure30. PL/SQL 30.1 IF Statement 30.2 Case Statement 30.3 While Loop 30.4 For Loop31. Cursor 31.1 For Loop Cursor 31.2 Fetch Cursor32. Trigger
Expert PL/SQL Practices is a book of collected wisdom on PL/SQL programming from some of the best and the brightest in the field. Each chapter is a deep-dive into a specific problem, technology, or feature set that you’ll face as a PL/SQL programmer. Each author has chosen their topic out of the strong belief that what they share can make a positive difference in the quality and scalability of code that you write. The path to mastery begins with syntax and the mechanics of writing statements to make things happen. If you’ve reached that point with PL/SQL, then let the authors of Expert PL/SQL Practices show you how to combine syntax and mechanics with features and techniques to really make the language sing. You’ll learn to do more with less effort, to write code that scales and performs well, and to eliminate and avoid defects. These authors are passionate about PL/SQL and the power it places at your disposal. They want you to succeed, to know all that PL/SQL can offer. Let Expert PL/SQL Practices open your eyes to the full power of Oracle’s world-class language for the database engine. Goes beyond the manual to cover good techniques and best practices Delivers knowledge usually gained only by hard experience Covers the functionality that distinguishes PL/SQL as a powerful and scalable programming language for deploying logic inside the database engine What you’ll learn Learn when PL/SQL is best used, and when to avoid it Move data efficiently using bulk SQL operations Write code that scales through pipelining, parallelism, and profiling Choose the right PL/SQL cursor type for any given application Reduce coding errors through sound development practices such as unit-testing Create and execute SQL and PL/SQL dynamically at runtime Who this book is for Expert PL/SQL Practices is for PL/SQL developers who want to develop deep expertise in key aspects of the language and its use in database programming. Any developer writing code against Oracle’s class-leading database engine will find value from the collected wisdom in this book. Some knowledge of PL/SQL is assumed. Readers should at least be past the beginning stage with the language. Table of Contents Do Not Use Dynamic SQL: Handling the Unknown PL/SQL and Parallel Processing Warnings and Conditional Compilation PL/SQL Unit Testing Bulk SQL Operations Know Your Code Contract-Oriented Programming PL/SQL from SQL Choosing the Right Cursor PL/SQL Programming in the Large Evolutionary Data Modeling Profiling for Performance Coding Conventions and Error Handling Dependencies and Invalidations
This book shows you how to master Application Express to build effective web-based Oracle database applications. The author provides hands-on, step-by-step guidance on the complete development process, through creating, customizing, and extending the application. In addition to presenting how to build a simple application, this guide also details reporting and charting, themes and templates, and security. Additionally, it demonstrates how to use packaged applications and how to work with multiple applications. Data migration and integration with the Oracle environment is also discussed.
Beginning Oracle Database 12c Administration is your entry point into a successful and satisfying career as an Oracle Database Administrator. The chapters of this book are logically organized into four parts closely tracking the way your database administration career will naturally evolve. Part 1 "Database Concepts" gives necessary background in relational database theory and Oracle Database concepts, Part 2 "Database Implementation" teaches how to implement an Oracle database correctly, Part 3 "Database Support" exposes you to the daily routine of a database administrator, and Part 4 "Database Tuning" introduces the fine art of performance tuning. Beginning Oracle Database 12c Administration provides information that you won't find in other books on Oracle Database. You'll discover not only technical information, but also guidance on work practices that are as vital to your success as are your technical skills. The author's favorite chapter is "The Big Picture and the Ten Deliverables." (It is the editor’s favorite chapter too!) If you take the lessons in that chapter to heart, you can quickly become a much better Oracle database administrator than you ever thought possible. You will grasp the key aspects of theory behind relational database management systems and learn how to: • Install and configure an Oracle database, and ensure that it’s properly licensed; • Execute common management tasks in a Linux environment; • Defend against data loss by implementing sound backup and recovery practices; and • Improve database and query performance.