Oracle PL/SQL by Example (5th edition)

Oracle PL/SQL by Example (5th edition)

By: Elena Rakhimov (author), Benjamin Rosenzweig (author)Paperback

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Using PL/SQL for Oracle Database 12c, you can build solutions that deliver unprecedented performance and efficiency in any environment, including the cloud. Oracle (R) PL/SQL by Example, Fifth Edition, teaches all the PL/SQL skills you'll need, through real-world labs, extensive examples, exercises, and projects. Now fully updated for the newest version of PL/SQL, it covers everything from basic syntax and program control through the latest optimization and security enhancements. Step by step, you'll walk through every key task, mastering today's most valuable Oracle 12cPL/SQL programming techniques on your own. Start by downloading projects and exercises from Once you've done an exercise, the authors don't just present the answer: They offer an in-depth discussion introducing deeper insights and modern best practices. This book's approach fully reflects the authors' award-winning experience teaching PL/SQL to professionals at Columbia University. New database developers and DBAs can use it to get productive fast; experienced PL/SQL programmers will find it to be a superb Oracle Database 12csolutions reference. New in This Edition Updated code examples throughout Result-caching of invoker's right functions for better performance Extended support for PL/SQL-only data types in dynamic SQL, OCI, and JDBC Security enhancements, including ACCESSIBLE BY whitelists, improved privilege control, and Invisible Columns Other topics covered Mastering basic PL/SQL concepts and language fundamentals, and understanding SQL's role in PL/SQL Using conditional and iterative program control, including CONTINUE and CONTINUE WHEN Efficiently handling errors and exceptions Working with cursors and triggers, including compound triggers Using stored procedures, functions, and packages to write modular code that other programs can run Working with collections, object-relational features, native dynamic SQL, bulk SQL, and other advanced features

About Author

Benjamin Rosenzweig is a Senior Project Manager at Misys Financial Software, where he has worked since 2002. Prior to that he was a principal consultant for more than three years at Oracle Corporation in the Custom Development Department. His computer experience ranges from creating an electronic Tibetan-English Dictionary in Kathmandu, Nepal, to supporting presentation centers at Goldman Sachs and managing a trading system at TIAA-CREF. Benjamin has been an instructor at the Columbia University Computer Technology and Application program in New York City since 1998. In 2002 he was awarded the "Outstanding Teaching Award" from the Chair and Director of the CTA program. He holds a B.A. from Reed College and a certificate in database development and design from Columbia University. His previous books with Prentice Hall are Oracle Forms Developer: The Complete Video Course (2000), and Oracle Web Application Programming for PL/SQL Developers (2003). Elena Rakhimov has more than twenty years of experience in database architecture and development in a wide spectrum of enterprise and business environments ranging from non-profit organizations to Wall Street to her current position with a prominent software company where she heads up the database team. Her determination to stay "hands-on" notwithstanding, Elena managed to excel in the academic arena having taught relational database programming at Columbia University's highly esteemed Computer Technology and Applications program. She was educated in database analysis and design at Columbia University and in applied mathematics at Baku State University in Azerbaijan. She currently resides in Vancouver, Canada.


Preface xvii Acknowledgments xxi About the Authors xxiii Introduction to PL/SQL New Features in Oracle 12c xxv Invoker's Rights Functions Can Be Result-Cached xxvi More PL/SQL-Only Data Types Can Cross the PL/SQL-to-SQL Interface Clause xxvii ACCESSIBLE BY Clause xxvii FETCH FIRST Clause xxviii Roles Can Be Granted to PL/SQL Packages and Stand-Alone Subprograms xxix More Data Types Have the Same Maximum Size in SQL and PL/SQL xxx Database Triggers on Pluggable Databases xxx LIBRARY Can Be Defined as a DIRECTORY Object and with a CREDENTIAL Clause xxx Implicit Statement Results xxxi BEQUEATH CURRENT USER Views xxxii INHERIT PRIVILEGES and INHERIT ANY PRIVILEGES Privileges xxxii Invisible Columns xxxiii Objects, Not Types, Are Editioned or Noneditioned xxxiv PL/SQL Functions That Run Faster in SQL xxxiv Predefined Inquiry Directives $$PLSQL UNIT OWNER and $$PLSQL UNIT TYPE xxxvi Compilation Parameter PLSQL DEBUG Is Deprecated xxxvii Chapter 1: PL/SQL Concepts 1 Lab 1.1: PL/SQL Architecture 2 Lab 1.2: PL/SQL Development Environment 9 Lab 1.3: PL/SQL: The Basics 18 Summary 25 Chapter 2: PL/SQL Language Fundamentals 27 Lab 2.1: PL/SQL Programming Fundamentals 28 Summary 41 Chapter 3: SQL in PL/SQL 43 Lab 3.1: DML Statements in PL/SQL 44 Lab 3.2: Transaction Control in PL/SQL 49 Summary 55 Chapter 4: Conditional Control: IF Statements 57 Lab 4.1: IF Statements 58 Lab 4.2: ELSIF Statements 63 Lab 4.3: Nested IF Statements 67 Summary 70 Chapter 5: Conditional Control: CASE Statements 71 Lab 5.1: CASE Statements 71 Lab 5.2: CASE Expressions 80 Lab 5.3: NULLIF and COALESCE Functions 84 Summary 89 Chapter 6: Iterative Control: Part I 91 Lab 6.1: Simple Loops 92 Lab 6.2: WHILE Loops 98 Lab 6.3: Numeric FOR Loops 104 Summary 109 Chapter 7: Iterative Control: Part II 111 Lab 7.1: CONTINUE Statement 111 Lab 7.2: Nested Loops 118 Summary 122 Chapter 8: Error Handling and Built-in Exceptions 123 Lab 8.1: Handling Errors 124 Lab 8.2: Built-in Exceptions 126 Summary 132 Chapter 9: Exceptions 133 Lab 9.1: Exception Scope 133 Lab 9.2: User-Defined Exceptions 137 Lab 9.3: Exception Propagation 141 Summary 147 Chapter 10: Exceptions: Advanced Concepts 149 Lab 10.1: RAISE APPLICATION ERROR 149 Lab 10.2: EXCEPTION INIT Pragma 153 Lab 10.3: SQLCODE and SQLERRM 155 Summary 158 Chapter 11: Introduction to Cursors 159 Lab 11.1: Types of Cursors 159 Lab 11.2: Cursor Loop 165 Lab 11.3: Cursor FOR LOOPs 175 Lab 11.4: Nested Cursors 177 Summary 181 Chapter 12: Advanced Cursors 183 Lab 12.1: Parameterized Cursors 183 Lab 12.2: Complex Nested Cursors 185 Lab 12.3: FOR UPDATE and WHERE CURRENT Cursors 187 Summary 190 Chapter 13: Triggers 191 Lab 13.1: What Triggers Are 191 Lab 13.2: Types of Triggers 205 Summary 211 Chapter 14: Mutating Tables and Compound Triggers 213 Lab 14.1: Mutating Tables 213 Lab 14.2: Compound Triggers 217 Summary 223 Chapter 15: Collections 225 Lab 15.1: PL/SQL Tables 226 Lab 15.2: Varrays 235 Lab 15.3: Multilevel Collections 240 Summary 242 Chapter 16: Records 243 Lab 16.1: Record Types 243 Lab 16.2: Nested Records 250 Lab 16.3: Collections of Records 253 Summary 257 Chapter 17: Native Dynamic SQL 259 Lab 17.1: EXECUTE IMMEDIATE Statements 260 Lab 17.2: OPEN-FOR, FETCH, and CLOSE Statements 271 Summary 280 Chapter 18: Bulk SQL 281 Lab 18.1: FORALL Statements 282 Lab 18.2: The BULK COLLECT Clause 291 Lab 18.3: Binding Collections in SQL Statements 299 Summary 309 Chapter 19: Procedures 311 Benefits of Modular Code 312 Lab 19.1: Creating Procedures 312 Lab 19.2: Passing Parameters IN and OUT of Procedures 315 Summary 319 Chapter 20: Functions 321 Lab 20.1: Creating Functions 321 Lab 20.2: Using Functions in SQL Statements 327 Lab 20.3: Optimizing Function Execution in SQL 329 Summary 331 Chapter 21: Packages 333 Lab 21.1: Creating Packages 334 Lab 21.2: Cursor Variables 344 Lab 21.3: Extending the Package 353 Lab 21.4: Package Instantiation and Initialization 366 Lab 21.5: SERIALLY REUSABLE Packages 368 Summary 371 Chapter 22: Stored Code 373 Lab 22.1: Gathering Information about Stored Code 373 Summary 382 Chapter 23: Object Types in Oracle 385 Lab 23.1: Object Types 386 Lab 23.2: Object Type Methods 394 Summary 404 Chapter 24: Oracle-Supplied Packages 405 Lab 24.1: Extending Functionality with Oracle-Supplied Packages 406 Lab 24.2: Error Reporting with Oracle-Supplied Packages 419 Summary 429 Chapter 25: Optimizing PL/SQL 431 Lab 25.1: PL/SQL Tuning Tools 432 Lab 25.2: PL/SQL Optimization Levels 438 Lab 25.3: Subprogram Inlining 444 Summary 453 Appendix A: PL/SQL Formatting Guide 455 Case 455 White Space 455 Naming Conventions 456 Comments 457 Other Suggestions 457 Appendix B: Student Database Schema 461 Table and Column Descriptions 461 Index 469

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  • ISBN13: 9780133796780
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9780133796780
  • weight: 840
  • ISBN10: 0133796787
  • edition: 5th edition

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