The Language of SQL: Edition 2

Addison-Wesley Professional
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The Language of SQL, Second Edition

Many SQL texts attempt to serve as an encyclopedic reference on SQL syntax -- an approach that is often counterproductive, because that information is readily available in online references published by the major database vendors.

For SQL beginners, it’s more important for a book to focus on general concepts and to offer clear explanations and examples of what various SQL statements can accomplish. This is that book.

A number of features make The Language of SQL unique among introductory SQL books.

First, you will not be required to download software or sit with a computer as you read the text. The intent of this book is to provide examples of SQL usage that can be understood simply by reading.

Second, topics are organized in an intuitive and logical sequence. SQL keywords are introduced one at a time, allowing you to grow your understanding as you encounter new terms and concepts.

Finally, this book covers the syntax of three widely used databases: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle. Special “Database Differences” sidebars clearly show you any differences in syntax among these three databases, and instructions are included on how to obtain and install free versions of the databases.

This is the only book you need to gain a quick working knowledge of SQL and relational databases.

  • ·Learn How To...
  • Use SQL to retrieve data from relational databases
  • Apply functions and calculations to data
  • Group and summarize data in a variety of useful ways
  • Use complex logic to retrieve only the data you need
  • Update data and create new tables
  • Design relational databases so that data retrieval is easy and intuitive
  • Use spreadsheets to transform your data into meaningful displays
  • Retrieve data from multiple tables via joins, subqueries, views, and set logic
  • Create, modify, and execute stored procedures
  • Install Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, or Oracle
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About the author

LARRY ROCKOFF has been involved with SQL and business intelligence development for many years. His primary area of interest is using reporting tools to explore and analyze data in complex databases. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, with a specialization in Management Science. He currently works with data warehouse and reporting applications for a major retail pharmacy. He also maintains a website that features book reviews on technology topics, focusing on analytics and business intelligence as well as broader societal issues at larryrockoff.com

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Publisher
Addison-Wesley Professional
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Published on
Jul 26, 2016
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Pages
240
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ISBN
9780134658339
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Language
English
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Genres
Computers / Databases / General
Computers / Programming Languages / SQL
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This content is DRM protected.
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1 Understanding SQL

2 Retrieving Data

3 Sorting Retrieved Data

4 Filtering Data

5 Advanced Data Filtering

6 Using Wildcard Filtering

7 Creating Calculated Fields

8 Using Data Manipulation Functions

9 Summarizing Data

10 Grouping Data

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14 Combining Queries

15 Inserting Data

16 Updating and Deleting Data

17 Creating and Manipulating Tables

18 Using Views

19 Working with Stored Procedures

20 Managing Transaction Processing

21 Using Cursors

22 Understanding Advanced SQL Features

Appendix A: Sample Table Scripts

Appendix B: Working in Popular Applications

Appendix C : SQL Statement Syntax

Appendix D: Using SQL Datatypes

Appendix E: SQL Reserved Words


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