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The Language of SQL How to Access Data in Relational Databases

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781435457515

ISBN10:
143545751X
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/3/2010
Publisher(s):
Cengage Learning PTR
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Summary

Most SQL texts attempt to serve as an encyclopedic reference on SQL syntax -- an approach that is counterproductive, since this information is readily available in online references published by the major database vendors. For SQL beginners, it's more important for a book to focus on general concepts and offer clear explanations and examples of what the various statements can accomplish. This is that beginner book. A number of features make The LANGUAGE OF SQL unique among introductory SQL books. First, you will not be required to download software or sit with a computer as you read the text. The intent of this book is to provide examples of SQL usage that can be understood simply by reading them. Second, topics are organized in an intuitive and logical sequence. SQL keywords are introduced one at a time, allowing you to build on your prior understanding as you encounter new words and concepts. Finally, this book covers the syntax of three widely used databases: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle, with special "Database Differences" boxes that will show you any differences in the syntax among those three databases, as well as instructions on how to obtain and install free versions of the databases. This is the only book you'll need to gain a working knowledge of SQL and relational databases.

Table of Contents

Relational Databases and SQL
Basic Data Retrieval
Calculations and Aliases
Using Functions
Sorting Data
Column Based Logic
Row Based Logic
Boolean Logic
Inexact Matches
Summarizing Data
Combining Tables with an Inner Join
Combining Tables with an Outer Join
Self Joins and Views
Subqueries
Set Logic
Stored Procedures and Parameters
Modifying Data
Maintaining Tables
Principles of Database Design
Strategies for Displaying Data
Getting Started with Microsoft SQL Server
Getting Started with MySQL
Getting Started with Oracle Database
Listing of All SQL Statements
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