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“The book...has enough depth for even a seasoned professional to pick up enough tips to pay back the price of the book

many times over.”

–Dr. Paul Dorsey, President, Dulcian, Inc., Oracle Magazine PL/SQL Developer of the Year 2007, and President

Emeritus, New York Oracle Users Group 

“This is a fascinating guide into the world of Oracle SQL with an abundance of well-collected examples. Without a doubt, this

book is helpful to beginners and experts alike who seek alternative ways to resolve advanced scenarios.”–Oleg Voskoboynikov, Ph.D., Database Architect

The World’s #1 Hands-On Oracle SQL Workbook–Fully Updated for Oracle 11g

Crafted for hands-on learning and tested in classrooms worldwide, this book illuminates in-depth every Oracle SQL technique you’ll need. From the simplest query fundamentals to regular expressions and with newly added coverage of Oracle’s powerful new SQL Developer tool, you will focus on the tasks that matter most. Hundreds of step-by-step, guided lab exercises will systematically strengthen your expertise in writing effective, high-performance SQL. Along the way, you’ll acquire a powerful arsenal of useful skills–and an extraordinary library of solutions for your real-world challenges with Oracle SQL.

Coverage includes

  • 100% focused on Oracle SQL for Oracle 11g, today’s #1 database platform–not “generic” SQL!

  • Master all core SQL techniques including every type of join such as equijoins, self joins, and outer joins

  • Understand Oracle functions in depth, especially character, number, date, timestamp, interval, conversion, aggregate, regular expressions, analytical, and more

  • Practice all types of subqueries, such as correlated and scalar subqueries, and learn about set operators and hierarchical queries

  • Build effective queries and learn fundamental Oracle SQL Developer and SQL*Plus skills

  • Make the most of the Data Dictionary and create tables, views, indexes, and sequences

  • Secure databases using Oracle privileges, roles, and synonyms

  • Explore Oracle 11g’s advanced data warehousing features

  • Learn many practical tips about performance optimization, security, and architectural solutions

  • Avoid common pitfalls and understand and solve common mistakes

  • For every database developer, administrator, designer, or architect, regardless of experience!

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 4.9 out of 5 rating Based on 10 Ratings

"Awesome book F0lks" - by Anonymous on 21-APR-2012
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I'm in chapter 10 of this book.the book is well written for novice up to expert cz every page u open u will see the precise linkage step by step..the book is addictive,if it wasn't of my mind getting tired I would have read it whole time till the very last page..her book is very easy to understand and she explains hard topics in an easy way..I wish the book should have included a softcopy on it and or a CD for some training video.I like thiS sook much
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"An Oracle on Oracle" - by Shamal Jayakody on 14-FEB-2012
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A good book on Oracle SQL.
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"Very good book, I love it." - by Fei Li on 31-JUL-2011
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very good book to learn Oracle SQL or any SQL like T-SQL.
But the author need to sharp his pivot table concept. Instead do (Pg.745):

SELECT * FROM
(
SELECT TO_CHAR(start_date_time, ' DY' ) day,
COUNT(*) num_of_sections
FROM section
GROUP BY TO_CHAR(start_date_time, ' DY' )
) classes_by_day
PIVOT (SUM( num_of_sections)
FOR day IN ( ' MON' , ' TUE' , ' WED' , ' THU' ,
' FRI' , ' SAT' , ' SUN' ) )

the count and group should not be here. That is pivot job. You should do:

SELECT *
FROM (
  SELECT TO_CHAR(start_date_time, 'DY' ) day
  FROM section
)
PIVOT (
  count(day)
  FOR day IN ('MON' AS MON, 'TUE' AS TUE, 'WED' AS WED, 'THU' AS THU, 'FRI' AS FRI, 'SAT' AS SAT,  'SUN' AS SUN)
)

Correct?

Thanks

Fei Li

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