Beginning Oracle SQL for Oracle Database 18c: From Novice to Professional

  • 4h 30m
  • Ben Brumm
  • Apress
  • 2019

Start developing with Oracle SQL. This book is a one-stop introduction to everything you need to know about getting started developing an Oracle Database. You'll learn about foundational concepts, setting up a simple schema, adding data, reading data from the database, and making changes. No experience with databases is required to get started. Examples in the book are built around Oracle Live SQL, a freely available, online sandbox for practicing and experimenting with SQL statements, and Oracle Express Edition, a free version of Oracle Database that is available for download.

A marquee feature of Beginning Oracle SQL for Oracle Database 18c is the small chapter size. Content is divided into easily digestible chunks that can be read and practiced in very short intervals of time, making this the ideal book for a busy professional to learn from. Even just a 15-20 minute block of free time can be put to good use.

Author Ben Brumm begins by helping you understand what a database is, and getting you set up with a sandbox in which to practice the SQL that you are learning. From there, easily digestible chapters cover, point-by-point, the different aspects of writing queries to get data out of a database. You’ll also learn about creating tables and getting data into the database. Crucial topics such as working with nulls and writing analytic queries are given the attention they deserve, helping you to avoid pitfalls when writing queries for production use.

What You'll Learn:

  • Create, update, and delete tables in an Oracle database
  • Add, update, delete data from those database tables
  • Query and view data stored in your database
  • Manipulate and transform data using in-built database functions and features
  • Correctly choose when to use Oracle-specific syntax and features

About the Author

Ben Brumm is a software developer and business analyst with over 11 years of experience. Based in Melbourne, Australia, he has been working with databases and SQL both during his full-time job, and as the founder of the DatabaseStar dot com site where he teaches Oracle database topics. His passion for software and databases began when he started computer classes in high school in the late 1990s and it has only grown since then.

In this Book

  • What is a Database?
  • Setting Up
  • Retrieving Data
  • Selecting Specific Columns
  • Restricting the Results
  • Comparing Data
  • Applying Multiple Filters
  • Working with Nulls
  • Removing Duplicate Results
  • Applying Filters on Lists and Ranges of Values
  • Ordering your Data
  • Applying Table and Column Aliases
  • Understanding the Data Types
  • Creating a Table
  • Adding Data to a Table
  • Updating and Removing Data
  • Updating or Deleting a Table
  • Inner Join
  • Outer Join
  • Other Join Types
  • Joining Many Tables
  • Using functions in SQL
  • Writing Conditional Logic
  • Understanding Aggregate Functions
  • Grouping Your Results
  • What are Indexes?
  • Using the Command Line