9780135182796

SQL in 10 Minutes a Day, Sams Teach Yourself

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  • ISBN13:

    9780135182796

  • ISBN10:

    0135182794

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

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Summary

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results.


By working through the book’s 22 lessons of 10 minutes or less, you’ll learn what you need to know to take advantage of the SQL language.


Lessons cover IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server Express, MariaDB, MySQL, Oracle and Oracle express, PostgreSQL, and SQLite.


Full-color code examples help you understand how SQL statements are structured
Tips point out shortcuts and solutions
Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls
Notes explain additional concepts, and provide additional information


10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…


  • Use the major SQL statements
  • Construct complex SQL statements using multiple clauses and
  • operators
  • Retrieve, sort, and format database contents
  • Pinpoint the data you need using a variety of filtering techniques
  • Use aggregate functions to summarize data
  • Join two or more related tables
  • Insert, update, and delete data
  • Create and alter database tables
  • Work with views, stored procedures, and more

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

Introduction
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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