SQL in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself Barnes & Noble Special Edition

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2015-12-11
  • Publisher: Sams Publishing
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In just 24 sessions of one hour or less, you’ll learn how to use SQL to build effective databases, efficiently retrieve your data, and manage everything from performance to security! Using this book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach, you’ll learn hands-on through practical examples. Each lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a strong real-world foundation for success. The authors guide you from the absolute basics to advanced techniques—including views, transactions, Web data publishing, and even powerful SQL extensions for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server!


Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common SQL tasks.
Quizzes and Exercises at the end of each chapter help you test your knowledge.
By the Way notes present interesting information related to the discussion.
Did You Know? tips offer advice or show you easier ways to perform tasks.
Watch Out! cautions alert you to possible problems and give you advice on how to avoid them.


Learn how to…

  • Understand what SQL is, how it works, and what it does
  • Define efficient database structures and objects
  • “Normalize” raw databases into logically organized tables
  • Edit relational data and tables with DML
  • Manage database 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
  • Implement effective database security
  • Use views, synonyms, and the system catalog
  • Extend SQL to the enterprise and Internet
  • Master important Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server extensions to ANSI SQL

Table of Contents

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

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