Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, 7th Edition

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, 7th Edition by Ryan Stephens Arie D. Jones Ron Plew

Includes Coverage of Oracle and Microsoft SQL Implementations


In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, Sixth Edition, helps you use SQL to build effective databases, efficiently retrieve data, and manage everything from performance to security.

This book’s straightforward, step-by-step approach shows you how to work with database structures, objects, queries, tables, and more. In just hours, you will be applying advanced techniques, including views, transactions, web connections, and powerful Oracle and SQL Server extensions. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success.

Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common SQL tasks.
Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn.
Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills.
Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions.

Learn how to…
• Define efficient database structures and objects
• “Normalize” raw databases into logically organized tables
• Edit relational data and tables with DML
• Manage 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
• Secure databases and protect data
• Use views, synonyms, and the system catalog
• Extend SQL to the enterprise and Internet
• Master important Oracle and Microsoft extensions to ANSI SQL

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About the Author

For more than 20 years each, the authors have studied, applied, and documented the SQL standard and its application to critical database systems in this book. The authors are experts in data management, specializing in Oracle, Microsoft, and other leading technologies.

Ryan Stephens is the co-founder and CEO of Perpetual Technologies, Inc. and Indy Data Partners in Indianapolis. Ryan has studied and consulted in the IT field for more than 20 years, specializing in data management, SQL, and Oracle. Ryan authored and taught database and SQL classes for Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis for 5 years, and was a programmer analyst for the Indiana Army National Guard for 12 years. Ryan has written a variety of database and SQL books for Sams Publishing.

Arie D. Jones is the Vice President for Emerging Technologies for Indy Data Partners, Inc. (IDP) in Indianapolis. Arie leads IDP&;s team of experts in planning, design, development, deployment, and management of database environments and applications to achieve the best combination of tools and services for each client. He is a regular speaker at technical events and has authored several books and articles pertaining to database-related topics.

Ronald Plew is retired as co-founder and vice president of Perpetual Technologies, Inc. Ron studied and consulted in the field of relational database technology for more than 20 years and has co-authored several books for Sams Publishing. Ron taught SQL and database classes for Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis for 5 years. He is a retired programmer analyst from the Indiana Army National Guard.

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