SQL in 10 Minutes a Day, Sams Teach Yourself

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-12-10
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing

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Whether you're an application developer, database administrator, web application designer, mobile app developer, or Microsoft Office users, a good working knowledge of SQL is an important part of interacting with databases. And Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes offers the straightforward, practical answers you need to help you do your job.

Expert trainer and popular author Ben Forta teaches you just the parts of SQL you need to know–starting with simple data retrieval and quickly going on to more complex topics including the use of joins, subqueries, stored procedures, cursors, triggers, and table constraints.

You'll learn methodically, systematically, and simply–in short, quick lessons that will each take only 10 minutes or less to complete.

Author Biography

Ben Forta is Adobe Systems' Director of Developer Relations and has more than 20 years of experience in the computer industry in product development, support, training, and product marketing. He is the author of the best-selling SQL in 10 Minutes, spinoff titles on MySQL and SQL Server T-SQL, ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and Advanced ColdFusion Application Development, Learning Regular Expressions, as well as books on Flash, Java, Windows, and other subjects. He has extensive experience in database design and development, has implemented databases for several highly successful commercial software programs and websites, and is a frequent lecturer and columnist on Internet and database technologies.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding SQL
2. Retrieving Data
3. Sorting Retrieved Data
4. Filtering Data
5. Advanced Data Filtering
6. Using Wildcard Filtering
7. Creating Calculated Fields
8. Using Data Manipulation Functions
9. Summarizing Data
10. Grouping Data
11. Working with Subqueries
12. Joining Tables
13. Creating Advanced Joins
14. Combining Queries
15. Inserting Data
16. Updating and Deleting Data
17. Creating and Manipulating Tables
18. Using Views
19. Working with Stored Procedures
20. Managing Transaction Processing
21. Using Cursors
22. Understanding Advanced SQL Features

Appendix A. Sample Table Scripts
Appendix B. Working in Popular Applications
Appendix C. SQL Statement Syntax
Appendix D. SQL Datatypes
Appendix E. SQL Reserved Words

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