SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself

SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself

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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, Fourth EditionNew full-color code examples help you see how SQL statements are structuredWhether you're an application developer, database administrator, web application designer, mobile app developer, or Microsoft Office users, a good working knowledge of SQL is an important part of interacting with databases. And Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes offers the straightforward, practical answers you need to help you do your job. Expert trainer and popular author Ben Forta teaches you just the parts of SQL you need to know-starting with simple data retrieval and quickly going on to more complex topics including the use of joins, subqueries, stored procedures, cursors, triggers, and table constraints. You'll learn methodically, systematically, and simply-in 22 short, quick lessons that will each take only 10 minutes or less to complete. With the Fourth Edition of this worldwide bestseller, the book has been thoroughly updated, expanded, and improved. Lessons now cover the latest versions of IBM DB2, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MariaDB, and Apache Open Office Base. And new full-color SQL code listings help the beginner clearly see the elements and structure of the language.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 moreTable of Contents1 Understanding SQL2 Retrieving Data3 Sorting Retrieved Data4 Filtering Data5 Advanced Data Filtering6 Using Wildcard Filtering7 Creating Calculated Fields8 Using Data Manipulation Functions9 Summarizing Data10 Grouping Data11 Working with Subqueries12 Joining Tables13 Creating Advanced Joins14 Combining Queries15 Inserting Data16 Updating and Deleting Data17 Creating and Manipulating Tables18 Using Views19 Working with Stored Procedures20 Managing Transaction Processing21 Using Cursors22 Understanding Advanced SQL FeaturesAppendix A: Sample Table ScriptsAppendix B: Working in Popular ApplicationsAppendix C : SQL Statement SyntaxAppendix D: Using SQL DatatypesAppendix E: SQL Reserved Wordsshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 12.7mm | 362.87g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Sams Publishing
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • w. ill.
  • 0672336073
  • 9780672336072
  • 113,261

About Ben Forta

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.show more

Table of contents

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, Fourth Edition1 Understanding SQL Database Basics What Is SQL? Try It Yourself 2 Retrieving Data The SELECT Statement Retrieving Individual Columns Retrieving Multiple Columns Retrieving All Columns Retrieving Distinct Rows Limiting Results Using Comments 3 Sorting Retrieved Data Sorting Data Sorting by Multiple Columns Sorting by Column Position Specifying Sort Direction4 Filtering Data Using the WHERE Clause The WHERE Clause Operators 5 Advanced Data Filtering Combining WHERE Clauses Using the IN Operator Using the NOT Operator 6 Using Wildcard Filtering Using the LIKE Operator Tips for Using Wildcards 7 Creating Calculated Fields Understanding Calculated Fields Concatenating Fields Performing Mathematical Calculations 8 Using Data Manipulation Functions Understanding Functions Using Functions 9 Summarizing Data Using Aggregate Functions Aggregates on Distinct Values Combining Aggregate Functions 10 Grouping Data Understanding Data Grouping Creating Groups Filtering Groups Grouping and Sorting SELECT Clause Ordering 11 Working with Subqueries Understanding Subqueries Filtering by Subquery Using Subqueries as Calculated Fields 12 Joining Tables Understanding Joins Creating a Join 13 Creating Advanced Joins Using Table Aliases Using Different Join Types Using Joins with Aggregate Functions Using Joins and Join Conditions 14 Combining Queries Understanding Combined Queries Creating Combined Queries 15 Inserting Data Understanding Data Insertion Copying from One Table to Another 16 Updating and Deleting Data Updating Data Deleting Data Guidelines for Updating and Deleting Data 17 Creating and Manipulating Tables Creating Tables Updating Tables Deleting Tables Renaming Tables 18 Using Views Understanding Views Creating Views 19 Working with Stored Procedures Understanding Stored Procedures Why to Use Stored Procedures Executing Stored Procedures Creating Stored Procedures 20 Managing Transaction Processing Understanding Transaction Processing Controlling Transactions21 Using Cursors Understanding Cursors Working with Cursors 22 Understanding Advanced SQL Features Understanding Constraints Understanding Indexes Understanding Triggers Database Security A Sample Table Scripts Understanding the Sample Tables Obtaining the Sample Tables B Working in Popular Applications Using Apache Open Office Base Using Adobe ColdFusion Using IBM DB2 Using MariaDB Using Microsoft Access Using Microsoft ASP Using Microsoft ASP.NET Using Microsoft Query Using Microsoft SQL Server (including Microsoft SQL Server Express) Using MySQL Using Oracle Using Oracle Express Using PHP Using PostgreSQL Using SQLite Configuring ODBC Data Sources C SQL Statement Syntax ALTER TABLE COMMIT CREATE INDEX CREATE PROCEDURE CREATE TABLE CREATE VIEW DELETE DROP INSERT INSERT SELECT ROLLBACK SELECT UPDATE D Using SQL Datatypes String Datatypes Numeric Datatypes Date and Time Datatypes Binary Datatypes E SQL Reserved Wordsshow more

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