Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I

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This course is a common starting point in the Oracle database curriculum for administrators, developers and business users. The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to the SQL database language within the context of an Oracle database, based upon the latest features available. This enhanced revision includes many new and expanded conceptual subjects, including: A summation of relational database principles and an introduction to the Oracle relational database server. Using SQL Developer and other available SQL interfaces. Writing simple SQL queries which isolate exactly the data desired, and then format and sort the data as needed. Writing moderately complex SQL queries using various join techniques. Supplement SQL code with references to pseudo columns and system functions. Summarizing, grouping and combining data to obtain more meaningful query results and to allow one to draw conclusions and make business decisions based upon the data processed. Advanced query techniques such as set operations, sub-queries and summary functions, allowing one to solve some of the more complex theoretical query challenges. Creating and maintaining database tables using the SQL Data Definition Language (DDL). Managing data within tables using the SQL Data Manipulation Language (DML). Taking advantage of the latest features found within the database such as the use of regular expressions, support for international data, time zones and other topics.
No mandatory prerequisites exist for this course. However, one or more of the following courses are suggested prerequisites:
Relational Databases & Sql :
About Relational Databases
Elements Of Sql
Choosing A Sql & Pl/Sql Interface:
About Database Connections
About Bind Variables
Using Sql Developer
Using Sql*Plus
Using Application Express
Building A Select Statement :
About The Select Statement
Using Alias Names
Restricting Data With The Where Clause:
About Logical Operators
Equality Operator
Boolean Operators
Null & Between Operators
Is [Not] Null Operator
[Not] Between Operator
Finding Text Strings
[Not] Like Operator
In Operator
Sorting Data With The Order By Clause:
About The Order By Clause
Multiple Column Sorts
Specifying The Sort Sequence
About Null Values Within Sorts
Using Column Aliases
Pseudo Columns & Functions:
Using Rowid
Using Rownum
Using The Functions
User & Uid
Using The Dual Table
Sessiontimezone Function
Joining Tables :
About Joins
Inner Join
Reflexive Join
Non-Key Join
Outer Join
Using The Set Operators:
About The Set Operators
Set Operator Examples
Summary Functions :
About Summary Functions
Summary Functions With Distinct
Using Sub-Queries :
About Sub-Queries
Standard Sub-Queries
Correlated Sub-Queries
Aggregating Data Within Groups:
About Summary Groups
Finding Groups Within The Base Tables
Selecting Data From The Base Tables
Selecting Groups From The Result Table
Build Simple Sql*Plus Reports :
Format Column Output With Column
Defining Report Breaks With Break
Produce Subtotals With Compute
Use Data Definition Language To Create & Manage Tables:
Create Table Statement
Not Null
Alter Table Statement
Drop Table Statement
Supportive Statements
Use Data Manipulation Language To Manipulate Data:
About The Insert Statement
About The Delete Statement
About The Update Statement
About Transactions
Set Transaction
Truncate Table
Complex Table References