Learning SQL by Alan Beaulieu

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Updated for the latest database management systems -- including MySQL 6.0, Oracle 11g, and Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 -- this introductory guide will get you up and running with SQL quickly. Whether you need to write database applications, perform administrative tasks, or generate reports, Learning SQL, Second Edition, will help you easily master all the SQL fundamentals.

Each chapter presents a self-contained lesson on a key SQL concept or technique, with numerous illustrations and annotated examples. Exercises at the end of each chapter let you practice the skills you learn. With this book, you will:

Move quickly through SQL basics and learn several advanced featuresUse SQL data statements to generate, manipulate, and retrieve dataCreate database objects, such as tables, indexes, and constraints, using SQL schema statementsLearn how data sets interact with queries, and understand the importance of subqueriesConvert and manipulate data with SQL's built-in functions, and use conditional logic in data statements

Knowledge of SQL is a must for interacting with data. With Learning SQL, you'll quickly learn how to put the power and flexibility of this language to work.


About Alan Beaulieu

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Alan Beaulieu has been designing, building, and implementing custom database applications for over 13 years. He currently runs his own consulting company that specializes in designing Oracle databases and supporting services in the fields of Financial Services and Telecommunications. In building large databases for both OLTP and OLAP environments, Alan utilizes such Oracle features as Parallel Query, Partitioning, and Parallel Server. Alan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research from the Cornell University School of Engineering. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters and can be reached at albeau_mosql@yahoo.com.
Published August 22, 2005 by O'Reilly Media. 312 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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As we progress through those first couple of chapters, we learn how to create objects in a relational database such as tables, insert data into those objects, and then query the database to get the data back out in a variety of forms.

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This book starts out with the basics and within the first 50 pages begins to go way past what SQL for Dummies covered.

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