Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming

Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming

Paperback Morgan Kaufmann Series in Data Management Systems

By (author) Joe Celko

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  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • Format: Paperback | 816 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 231mm x 38mm | 1,361g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: San Francisco
  • ISBN 10: 0123820227
  • ISBN 13: 9780123820228
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 406,650

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Joe Celkos SQL for Smarties: Advanced SQL Programming offers tips and techniques in advanced programming. This book is the fourth edition and it consists of 39 chapters, starting with a comparison between databases and file systems. It covers transactions and currency control, schema level objects, locating data and schema numbers, base tables, and auxiliary tables. Furthermore, procedural, semi-procedural, and declarative programming are explored in this book. The book also presents the different normal forms in database normalization, including the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, elementary key, domain-key, and Boyce-Codd normal forms. It also offers practical hints for normalization and denormalization. The book discusses different data types, such as the numeric, temporal and character data types; the different predicates; and the simple and advanced SELECT statements. In addition, the book presents virtual tables, and it discusses data partitions in queries; grouping operations; simple aggregate functions; and descriptive statistics, matrices and graphs in SQL. The book concludes with a discussion about optimizing SQL. It will be of great value to SQL programmers. KEY FEATURES * Expert advice from a noted SQL authority and award-winning columnist who has given ten years service to the ANSI SQL standards committee * Teaches scores of advanced techniques that can be used with any product, in any SQL environment, whether it is an SQL 92 or SQL 2008 environment * Offers tips for working around deficiencies and gives insight into real-world challenges

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Author information

Joe Celko served 10 years on ANSI/ISO SQL Standards Committee and contributed to the SQL-89 and SQL-92 Standards. Mr. Celko is author a series of books on SQL and RDBMS for Elsevier/MKP. He is an independent consultant based in Austin, Texas. He has written over 1200 columns in the computer trade and academic press, mostly dealing with data and databases.

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"If you work with SQL in any way, shape, or form, the most recent edition of Joe Celko's SQL for Smarties needs to be on your bookshelf!"--Data Technology Today Blog

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Databases versus File Systems Chapter 2: Transactions and Concurrency Control Chapter 3: Schema Level Objects Chapter 4: Locating Data and Special Numbers Chapter 5: Base Tables and Related Elements Chapter 6: Procedural, Semi-Procedural and Declarative Programming Chapter 7: Procedural Constructs Chapter 8: Auxiliary Tables Chapter 9: Normalization Chapter 10: Numeric Data Types Chapter 11: Temporal Data Types Chapter 12: Character Data Types Chapter 13: NULLs -- Missing Data in SQL Chapter 14: Multiple Column Data Elements Chapter 15: Table Operations Chapter 16: Comparison or Theta Operators Chapter 17: Valued Predicates Chapter 18: CASE Expressions Chapter 19: LIKE and SIMILAR TO Predicates Chapter 20: BETWEEN and OVERLAPS Predicates Chapter 21: The [NOT] IN() Predicate Chapter 22: EXISTS() Predicate Chapter 23: Quantified Subquery Predicates Chapter 24: The Simple SELECT Statement Chapter 25: Advanced SELECT Statements Chapter 26: Virtual Tables: VIEWs, Derived Tables, CTEs and MQTs Chapter 27: Partitioning Data in Queries Chapter 28: Grouping Operations Chapter 29: Simple Aggregate Functions Chapter 30: Advanced Grouping, Windowed Aggregation and OLAP in SQL Chapter 31: Descriptive Statistics in SQL Chapter 32: Sub-Sequences, Regions, Runs, Gaps, and Islands Chapter 33: Matrices in SQL Chapter 34: Set Operations Chapter 35: Subsets Chapter 36: Trees and Hierarchies in SQL Chapter 37: Graphs in SQL Chapter 38: Temporal Queries Chapter 39: Optimizing SQL