SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-10-25
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minuteshas established itself as the gold standard for introductory SQL books, offering a fast-paced accessible tutorial to the major themes and techniques involved in applying the SQL language. Forta's examples are clear and his writing style crisp and concise. As with earlier editions, this revision includes coverage of current versions of all major commercial SQL platform. New this time around is coverage of MySQL and PostgreSQL. All examples have been tested against each SQL platform, with incompatibilities or platform distinctives called out and explained. Step-by-step instructions walk readers through the most common questions, issues, and tasks... "Did You Know?" tips offer insider advice and shortcuts... "Watch Out!" alerts help them avoid problems. Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minuteswill provide beginner and experienced users with fast at a glance tips pointing out helpful shortcuts and solutions, cautions to help avoid common SQL pitfalls, and is written in a clear easy to understand format. This edition has been updated to include: " New coverage of SQLite " Updated examples work with the latest versions of Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, and PostgreSQL " New full-color SQL code listings help the beginner clearly see the elements and structure of the language

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 Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, spinoff titles on MySQL and SQL Server T-SQL, ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and Advanced ColdFusion Application Development (both published by Adobe Press), Sams Teach Yourself Regular Expressions in 10 Minutes, 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. Ben lives in Oak Park, Michigan, with his wife Marcy and their seven children. Ben welcomes your e-mail at ben@forta.com and invites you to visit his website at http://forta.com/.

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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