Written by college instructors, Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours quickly teaches beginning- to intermediate-level SQL users how to create, store, access and manipulate data using a proven step-by-step format that teaches SQL by example. This book contains a thorough explanation of database concepts, SQL procedures, and low-level programming, enabling readers to gain an understanding of the whys as well as the hows behind SQL. This book presents complete code listings and output, followed with analysis that explains exactly what the listings are doing. These practical code examples can be incorporated easily by the reader into other projects. Coverage includes SQL, as well as SQL in an enterprise setting and on the Web and Intranet. Authors Ryan Stephens and Ronald Plew are President and Vice President of Perpetual Technologies, Inc., where their duties include Oracle database administration and consulting and Oracle, SQL, and UNIX training. They have both been teaching at the collegiate level for over three years as adjunct professors at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. Both are Oracle Certified Professionals, having specialized in Oracle and UNIX for more than 10 years each.