Beginning SQL

Beginning SQL

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By (author) Paul Wilton, By (author) John Colby

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  • Publisher: WROX PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 228mm x 38mm | 780g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Indianapolis, IN
  • ISBN 10: 0764577328
  • ISBN 13: 9780764577321
  • Sales rank: 788,666

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Taking readers through the basics of the language, right up to some more advanced topics, this book is a practical, hands-on resource and aims to keep the reader involved at all times Focuses on the SQL standard and is loaded with detailed examples and code; each chapter includes practice exercises that readers can challenge themselves with before looking at the sample solutions in the appendix Paul Wilton is a successful Wrox "Beginning" book author and is an ideal author to write for those who want a firm grasp of standard SQL before learning the details specific to a particular database product SQL is an international standard for manipulating data in databases and is used by database programmers in all major database systems: Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, MySQL, and many others

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Paul Wilton has been working professionally as a programmer for over 6 years. He is experienced with SQL, database design, development and deployment, as well as RDBMS systems including SQL Server and Access. He is currently working freelance developing functionality for websites database driven web sites including e-commerce, message boards, chat applications, and more. His most recent work includes a case tracking system for a law firm and an online booking system for a holiday cottage rental company. John Colby is database consultant providing database analysis and design as well as Access, SQL Server, and Visual Foxpro programming to companies in the United States, Mexico, and Europe.

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SQL works with databases to insert and extract data and is an international standard for manipulating data in databases. This hands-on resource covers everything from a review of SQL basics and database design to creating your own databases and using the SQL language in a variety of database applications.Packed with essential code, theories, concepts, and techniques, as well as a cache of useful examples, this comprehensive text will have you quickly designing your own databases and writing SQL code sufficient for many real-world situations. Practice exercises in each chapter help speed up your comprehension. By the end of the book, you'll be prepared to handle any surprise that SQL might throw your way.What you will learn from this bookHow to get the answers you want from a databaseProcedures for using and manipulating data with SQL's built-in functionsWays to retrieve data from numerous and diverse tablesHow to create various levels of security in a database so you can edit data or change the database's structureTheories and practical applications of normalizationAdvanced database designWho this book is forThis book is for programmers with some prior programming experience who are seeking to develop their database programming skills using SQL. The book assumes no previous programming experience, so it is also suitable for database programming beginners including database administrators.Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

Table of contents

Introduction; Introduction to SQL; Entering Information; Extracting Information; Advanced Database Design; Manipulating Data; Grouping and Aggregating Data; Selecting Data from Different Tables; Queries Within Queries; Advanced Queries; Views; Transactions; SQL Security; Database Tuning; Appendix A: Answers; Appendix B: Setting up and Using the Five Database Systems; Appendix C: Initial Data Setup; ; ; ;