SQL Simplified:
Learn To Read and Write
Structured Query Language (SQL)


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Structured Query Language (SQL) is the industry standard database programming language. It is used to create databases, manipulate and retrieve data, and to provide security for relational databases. Some of the more popular Database Management Systems (DBMSs) that implement SQL include Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL. If you manage data or plan to work in a field managing data, you should make learning SQL a priority.

SQL Simplified: Learn To Read and Write Structured Query Language is a low cost book ($17.50 paperback) that focuses extensively on the implementation of Structured Query Language (SQL) rather than on database design or on the Database Management Systems (DBMSs) that implement SQL.

This book simplifies the concepts of SQL, enabling anyone to quickly grasp the fundamentals of SQL. Each chapter includes examples, important notes and key terms. Additionally, this book highlights many key differences in SQL script used in a number of different database management system platforms and tests your comprehension of each chapter using quizzes and assignments. After completion of this book, you should feel confident using SQL in any relational database environment.

 

 

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Click here to obtain the SQL script to create the tables used in the book.


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SQL Simplified: Learn To Read and Write Structured Query Language is also available for purchase through most on-line bookstores.

About the Author

Dr. Cecelia L. Allison wrote and facilitates an on-line SQL course (Introduction to SQL) that is offered on-line through hundreds of accredited colleges, universities, and other accredited educational facilities worldwide. She is an experienced software tester and technical specialist with many years of hands-on experience using and teaching SQL. Dr. Allison is the author of SQL Simplified: Learn to Read and Write Structured Query Language and SQL for Microsoft Access. She teaches on-line technical courses for Park University. Dr. Allison holds a Bachelor of Science in finance, a Master of Science in information systems, and a Doctor of Business Administration in management information systems.

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Topics Covered

Chapter 1. The Relational Database and Structured Query Language

The Relational Database Structure
Structured Query Language

Chapter 2. Creating Tables and Working with Data

Table Creation
Inserting Data Into a Table
Transferring Data from One Table to an Existing Table
Transferring Data from One Table to a New Table
Updating Data in a Table
Deleting Data in a Table

Chapter 3. Selecting and Retrieving Data

The SELECT Statement
Creating a SELECT Statement to Retrieve Multiple Columns
Creating a SELECT Statement to Retrieve Every Column
Using DISTINCT to display Unique Values in a Column
Using the AS Keyword to Create an Alternate Name for a Column
Merging Columns
Uniting Queries to Compare Records in Two Separate Tables

Chapter 4. Filter Retrieved Data

The WHERE Clause
Using a Comparison Operator to Match a Condition
Using a Character Operator to Match a Condition
Using a Logical Operator to Match a Condition
Using a Logical Operator to Match a Condition Opposite of the One Defined
Using the IN Operator to Match a Condition
Using the BETWEEN Operator to Match a Condition

Chapter 5. Creating Calculated Fields

Calculated Fields
Concatenation
Arithmetic Operators
Functions

Chapter 6. Using Additional Clauses in Structured Query Language

Clauses
Using the ORDER BY Clause
Using the GROUP BY Clause
Using the GROUP BY and WHERE Clause
Using the HAVING Clause

Chapter 7. Creating Table Joins

Table Joins
Qualification
Self Join
Natural Join
Outer Join

Chapter 8. Creating Subqueries

Subqueries
Using the IN keyword to link Queries
Using the EXISTS keyword to link Queries
Using the ANY keyword to link Queries
Using the ALL keyword to link Queries
Creating Subqueries to Query Three Tables

Chapter 9. Creating Views

Views
Creating a View on One Table
Creating a View on Multiple Tables
Filtering Table Data Using a View
Updating and Inserting Data into Tables Using Views
Deleting a View

Chapter 10. Advanced Table Creation and Table Management

Table Creation
Constraints
Indexes
Table Management
Adding a Column
Deleting a Column
Deleting a Table

Chapter 11. Advanced Topics: Transaction Processing, Stored Procedures, Triggers and Cursors

Transaction Processing
Stored Procedures
Triggers
Cursors

Appendix A

Answers to Quizzes and Assignments

Appendix B

SQL Script for the Tables Used in the Book

Appendix C

SQL Command Syntax

Appendix D

Instructions on Where to Type SQL Script in Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server

Index

Editors

Editor: John F. Allison

Development Editor: Panzina Elizabeth Coney Hill

 

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