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Sams teach yourself SQL in 10 minutes / Ben Forta. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Forta, Ben.
Publication:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Sams, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (vii, 242 p. )
Edition:
3rd ed.
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Other Title:
Teach yourself SQL in 10 minutes
Subjects:
Database management.
SQL (Computer program language).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
System Details:
text file
Summary:
Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes has established itself as the gold standard for introductory SQL books, offering a fast-paced accessible tutorial to the major themes and techniques involved in applying the SQL language. Forta┬┐s examples are clear and his writing style is crisp and concise. As with earlier editions, this revision includes coverage of current versions of all major commercial SQL platforms. New this time around is coverage of MySQL, and PostgreSQL. All examples have been tested against each SQL platform, with incompatibilities or platform distinctives called out and explained.
Contents:
Cover
Contents
Introduction
1 Understanding SQL
Database Basics
What Is SQL?
Try It Yourself
Summary
2 Retrieving Data
The SELECT Statement
Retrieving Individual Columns
Retrieving Multiple Columns
Retrieving All Columns
Summary
3 Sorting Retrieved Data
Sorting Data
Sorting by Multiple Columns
Sorting by Column Position
Specifying Sort Direction
Summary
4 Filtering Data
Using the WHERE Clause
The WHERE Clause Operators
Summary
5 Advanced Data Filtering
Combining WHERE Clauses
Using the IN Operator
Using the NOT Operator
Summary
6 Using Wildcard Filtering
Using the LIKE Operator
Tips for Using Wildcards
Summary
7 Creating Calculated Fields
Understanding Calculated Fields
Concatenating Fields
Performing Mathematical Calculations
Summary
8 Using Data Manipulation Functions
Understanding Functions
Using Functions
Summary
9 Summarizing Data
Using Aggregate Functions
Aggregates on Distinct Values
Combining Aggregate Functions
Summary
10 Grouping Data
Understanding Data Grouping
Creating Groups
Filtering Groups
Grouping and Sorting
SELECT Clause Ordering
Summary
11 Working with Subqueries
Understanding Subqueries
Filtering by Subquery
Using Subqueries As Calculated Fields
Summary
12 Joining Tables
Understanding Joins
Creating a Join
Summary
13 Creating Advanced Joins
Using Table Aliases
Using Different Join Types
Using Joins with Aggregate Functions
Using Joins and Join Conditions
Summary
14 Combining Queries
Understanding Combined Queries
Creating Combined Queries
Summary
15 Inserting Data
Understanding Data Insertion
Copying from One Table to Another
Summary
16 Updating and Deleting Data
Updating Data
Deleting Data.
Guidelines for Updating and Deleting Data
Summary
17 Creating and Manipulating Tables
Creating Tables
Updating Tables
Deleting Tables
Renaming Tables
Summary
18 Using Views
Understanding Views
Creating Views
Summary
19 Working with Stored Procedures
Understanding Stored Procedures
Why to Use Stored Procedures
Executing Stored Procedures
Creating Stored Procedures
Summary
20 Managing Transaction Processing
Understanding Transaction Processing
Controlling Transactions
Summary
21 Using Cursors
Understanding Cursors
Working with Cursors
Summary
22 Understanding Advanced SQL Features
Understanding Constraints
Understanding Indexes
Understanding Triggers
Database Security
Summary
A: Sample Table Scripts
Understanding the Sample Tables
Obtaining the Sample Tables
B: Working in Popular Applications
Using Aqua Data Studio
Using DB2
Using Macromedia ColdFusion
Using Microsoft Access
Using Microsoft ASP
Using Microsoft ASP.NET
Using Microsoft Query
Using Microsoft SQL Server
Using MySQL
Using Oracle
Using PHP
Using PostgreSQL
Using Query Tool
Using Sybase
Configuring ODBC Data Sources
C: SQL Statement Syntax
ALTER TABLE
COMMIT
CREATE INDEX
CREATE PROCEDURE
CREATE TABLE
CREATE VIEW
DELETE
DROP
INSERT
INSERT SELECT
ROLLBACK
SELECT
UPDATE
D: Using SQL Datatypes
String Datatypes
Numeric Datatypes
Date and Time Datatypes
Binary Datatypes
E: SQL Reserved Words
Index.
Notes:
Includes index.
Includes index.
Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
ISBN:
1-282-95797-X
9786612957970
0-13-217387-5
OCLC:
1027158674