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What is included with this book?
In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, Sixth Edition, helps you use SQL to build effective databases, efficiently retrieve data, and manage everything from performance to security.
This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to work with database structures, objects, queries, tables, and more. In just hours, you will be applying advanced techniques, including views, transactions, web connections, and powerful Oracle and SQL Server extensions. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.
Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common SQL tasks.
Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.
Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.
Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions.
Learn how to…
• Define efficient database structures and objects
• “Normalize” raw databases into logically organized tables
• Edit relational data and tables with DML
• Manage transactions
• Write effective, well-performing queries
• Categorize, summarize, sort, group, and restructure data
• Work with dates and times
• Join tables in queries, use subqueries, and combine multiple queries
• Master powerful query optimization techniques
• Administer databases and manage users
• Secure databases and protect data
• Use views, synonyms, and the system catalog
• Extend SQL to the enterprise and Internet
• Master important Oracle and Microsoft extensions to ANSI SQL
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Table of Contents
Part I: An SQL Concepts Overview
Hour 1. Welcome to the World of SQL
Part II: Building Your Database
Hour 2. Defining Data Structures
Hour 3. Managing Database Objects
Hour 4. The Normalization Process
Hour 5. Manipulating Data
Hour 6. Managing Database Transactions
Part III: Getting Effective Results from Queries
Hour 7. Introduction to the Database Query
Hour 8. Using Operators to Categorize Data
Hour 9. Summarizing Data Results from a Query
Hour 10. Sorting and Grouping Data
Hour 11. Restructuring the Appearance of Data
Hour 12. Understanding Dates and Times
Part IV: Building Sophisticated Database Queries
Hour 13. Joining Tables in Queries
Hour 14. Using Subqueries to Define Unknown Data
Hour 15. Combining Multiple Queries into One
Part V: SQL Performance Tuning
Hour 16. Using Indexes to Improve Performance
Hour 17. Improving Database Performance
Part VI: Using SQL to Manage Users and Security
Hour 18. Managing Database Users
Hour 19. Managing Database Security
Part VII: Summarized Data Structures
Hour 20. Creating and Using Views and Synonyms
Hour 21. Working with the System Catalog
Part VIII: Applying SQL Fundamentals in Today’s World
Hour 22. Advanced SQL Topics
Hour 23. Extending SQL to the Enterprise, the Internet, and the Intranet
Hour 24. Extensions to Standard SQL
Part IX: Appendixes
Appendix A: Common SQL Commands
Appendix B: Using the Databases for Exercises
Appendix C: Answers to Quizzes and Exercises
Appendix D: CREATE TABLE Statements for Book Examples
Appendix E: INSERT Statements for Data in Book Examples
Appendix F: Glossary
Appendix G: Bonus Exercises
Appendix F: Quick Reference Guide