Essential SQL Skills Made Easy
Fully revised to cover the latest software versions, this easy-to-follow guide will get you started programming in SQL right away. Discover how to create database tables, access and modify data, work with triggers and transactions, build effective queries, and handle management and administrative functions. SQL: A Beginner's Guide, Fourth Edition offers clear instruction on each topic and is loaded with step-by-step examples. This practical book includes coverage of database security, SQL/XML, and new temporal data features.
Designed for Easy Learning:
* Key Skills & Concepts-Lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
* Ask the Expert-Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
* Try This-Hands-on exercises that show how to apply your skills
* Notes-Extra information related to the topic being covered
* Tips-Helpful reminders or alternate ways of doing things
* Cautions-Errors and pitfalls to avoid
* Self-Tests-Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge
* Annotated Syntax-Example code with commentary that describes the programming techniques being illustrated
Andrew J. (Andy) Oppel has held a wide variety of information technology positions, including programmer, programmer/analyst, systems architect, and project manager. He is a Technical Trainer at GoodData Corporation, an instructor at University of California (Berkeley) Extension, and author of many instructional books, including SQL Demystified, Databases, A Beginner's Guide, and SQL: The Complete Reference, 3rd Edition.
Part I: SQL Databases Chapter 1. Introduction to Relational Databases and SQL Chapter 2. Working with the SQL Environment Chapter 3. Creating and Altering Tables Chapter 4. Enforcing Data Integrity Chapter 5. Creating SQL Views Chapter 6. Managing Database Security Part II: Data Access and Modification Chapter 7. Querying Data Chapter 8. Modifying Data Chapter 9. Using Predicates Chapter 10. Working with Functions and Value Expressions Chapter 11. Accessing Multiple Tables Chapter 12. Using Subqueries to Access and Modify Data Chapter 13. Working with Temporal Data Part III: Creating SQL Invoked Routings Chapter 14. Creating SQL Invoked Routines Chapter 15. Creating SQL Triggers Chapter 16. Using SQL Servers Chapter 17. Managing SQL Transactions Chapter 18. Accessing SQL Data from Your Host Program Chapter 19. Working with XML Data Part IV: Appendices Appendix A. Answers to Self Tests Appendix B. Keywords