Introduction to Oracle 11G SQL Programming

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Description:
In this class, students will learn how to create, retrieve, and manipulate objects in Oracle 11g Structured Query Language (SQL). Students will also be introduced to Oracle 11g database features and tools.

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Prerequisites:
Familiarity with relational database concepts is recommended.
Audience:
Application developers, database administrators, system administrators and users who write applications and procedures that access an Oracle 11g database.
Relational Database and SQL Overview:
Review of Relational Database Terminology
Relational Database Management Systems
Introduction to SQL
Oracle Versioning and History
Logical and Physical Storage Structures
Connecting to a SQL Database
Datatypes
Sample Database
Using Oracle SQL*Plus:
SQL*Plus
The SQL Buffer
Buffer Manipulation Commands
Running SQL*Plus Scripts
Tailoring Your SQL*Plus Environment
Viewing Table Characteristics
SQL*Plus Substitution Variables
Interactive SQL*Plus Scripts
SQL*Plus LOB Support
Graphical Clients
SQL Queries The SELECT Statement:
The SELECT Statement
The CASE...WHEN Expression
Choosing Rows with the WHERE Clause
NULL Values
Compound Expressions
IN and BETWEEN
Pattern Matching: LIKE and REGEXP_LIKE
Creating Some Order
Scalar Functions:
SQL Functions
Using SQL Functions
String Functions
Regular Expression Functions
Numeric Functions
Date Functions
Date Formats
Conversion Functions
Literal Values
Intervals
Oracle Pseudocolumns
SQL Queries - Joins:
Selecting from Multiple Tables
Joining Tables
Self Joins
Outer Joins
Aggregate Functions and Advanced Techniques:
Subqueries
Correlated Subqueries
The EXISTS Operator
The Aggregate Functions
Nulls and DISTINCT
Grouping Rows
Combining SELECT Statements
Data Manipulation and Transactions:
The INSERT Statement
The UPDATE Statement
The DELETE Statement
Transaction Management
Concurrency
Explicit Locking
Data Inconsistencies
Loading Tables From External Sources
Data Definition and Control Statements:
Datatypes
Defining Tables
Constraints
Inline Constraints
Modifying Table Definitions
Deleting a Table Definition
Controlling Access to Your Tables
Other Database Objects:
Views
Creating Views
Updatable Views
Sequences
Synonyms
Appendix A - The Data Dictionary:
Introducing the Data Dictionary
DBA, ALL, and USER Data Dictionary Views
Some Useful Data Dictionary Queries