A Guide to SQL, 8 edition

A Guide to SQL, 8 edition
  • eBook:
    A Guide to SQL, 8 edition
  • Author:
    Philip J. Pratt, Mary Z. Last
  • Edition:
    8 edition
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  • Data:
    October 2, 2008
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  • Pages:
    360 pages
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Book Description
A GUIDE TO SQL, 8E, continues to be the essential SQL reference. It builds on the success of previous editions by presenting basic SQL commands in the context of a running case in which a business uses SQL to manage orders, parts, customers, and sales reps. The book covers the fundamentals of SQL programming using straightforward instruction and extensive hands-on exercises. Continuing with its focus on learning the basics regardless of the database environment chosen, this edition features examples from the latest databases: Oracle 11g, Access 2007, and MySQL. The eighth edition expands on the use of running case studies by adding a third running case to the extensive hands-on pedagogy at the end of every chapter.The author uses an interesting didactic innovation that every textbook writer should consider imitating: Instead of illustrating ideas with microprograms, which are good for almost nothing except illustrating the idea, Pratt develops two examples throughout the entire book. By the time you complete this thin but comprehensive volume, you will have completed two real databases. The book also contains embedded questions so you can check whether or not you've grasped specific concepts before proceeding to the next section. Pratt's extended case studies show how SQL programs can be layered on one another other to slowly build up functionality. As such, it serves both as an SQL language manual as well as an example of how to create relatively large SQL codes. This book does not make specific reference to any particular SQL implementation, so it can be used with any standard SQL engine.


Chapter 1. Introduction to Premiere Products, Henry Books, and Alexamara Marina Group
Chapter 2. Database Design Fundamentals
Chapter 3. Creating Tables
Chapter 4. Single-Table Queries
Chapter 5. Multiple-Table Queries
Chapter 6. Updating Data
Chapter 7. Database Administration
Chapter 8. SQL Functions and Procedures

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