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Uncover the secrets of SQL and start building better relational databases today!
This fun and friendly guide will help you demystify database management systems so you can create more powerful databases and access information with ease. Updated for the latest SQL functionality, SQL For Dummies, 8th Edition covers the core SQL language and shows you how to use SQL to structure a DBMS, implement a database design, secure your data, and retrieve information when you need it.
Don't be daunted by database development anymore - get SQL For Dummies, 8th Edition, and you'll be on your way to SQL stardom.
Allen G. Taylor is a 30-year veteran of the computer industry. He lectures nationally on databases, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and teaches database development internationally through a leading online education provider. He has written more than 20 books, including all editions of SQL For Dummies.
Part I: Getting Started with SQL 3
Chapter 1: Relational Database Fundamentals 5
Chapter 2: SQL Fundamentals 21
Chapter 3: The Components of SQL 51
Part II: Using SQL to Build Databases 79
Chapter 4: Building and Maintaining a Simple Database Structure 81
Chapter 5: Building a Multitable Relational Database 105
Part III: Storing and Retrieving Data 137
Chapter 6: Manipulating Database Data 139
Chapter 7: Handling Temporal Data 157
Chapter 8: Specifying Values 171
Chapter 9: Using Advanced SQL Value Expressions 197
Chapter 10: Zeroing In on the Data You Want 211
Chapter 11: Using Relational Operators 243
Chapter 12: Delving Deep with Nested Queries 267
Chapter 13: Recursive Queries 285
Part IV: Controlling Operations 295
Chapter 14: Providing Database Security 297
Chapter 15: Protecting Data 313
Chapter 16: Using SQL within Applications 333
Part V: Taking SQL to the Real World 347
Chapter 17: Accessing Data with ODBC and JDBC 349
Chapter 18: Operating on XML Data with SQL 359
Part VI: Advanced Topics 381
Chapter 19: Stepping through a Dataset with Cursors 383
Chapter 20: Adding Procedural Capabilities with Persistent Stored Modules 393
Chapter 21: Handling Errors 411
Chapter 22: Triggers 423
Part VII: The Part of Tens 429
Chapter 23: Ten Common Mistakes 431
Chapter 24: Ten Retrieval Tips 435
Appendix: SQL: 2011 Reserved Words 439