SQL: A Beginner's Guide by Forrest HouletteSQL: A Beginner's Guide by Forrest Houlette

SQL: A Beginner's Guide

byForrest Houlette

Paperback | December 20, 2000

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-- SQL: A Beginner's Guide approaches teaching Structured Query Language the way most people learn it -- by focusing on critical tasks first.
-- Structured pedagogy enhances the learning experience: modules, goals, projects, mastery checks, 1-minute drills enhance the learning experience.
-- All coding is based on real-world scenarios. No hypothetical SQL statements.
-- Projects include prebuilt databases including: product tracking database, order entry for small business, patient tracking for medical facility, and more.
-- Quick-look up appendix of the most critical SQL commands and techniques.
-- Sample SQL code for both Access and SQL Server 2000.
-- Includes syntax and information on the emerging new standard to SQL -- SQL 3.
Forrest Houlette is a computer writer and consultant and president of Write Environment, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in Visual Basic software development, custom documentation, training, and software for both education and business. Forrest focuses on writing about computers and creating custom software. He is a former...
Title:SQL: A Beginner's GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 7.2 × 1.02 inPublished:December 20, 2000Publisher:McGraw-Hill Osborne MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0072130962

ISBN - 13:9780072130966

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Table of Contents

Part I: Learning the Essentials.

Chapter 1: Accessing the Database.

Chapter 2: Retrieving Data.

Chapter 3: Inserting Data.

Chapter 4: Updating Data.

Chapter 5: Deleting Data.

Chapter 6: Creating Tables.

Chapter 7: Creating Databases.

Part II: Building Skills.

Chapter 8: Using Operators.

Chapter 9: Using Functions.

Chapter 10: Building Subqueries.

Chapter 11: Building Views.

Chapter 12: Building Stored Procedures.

Chapter 13: Programming in Stored Procedures.

Chapter 14: Using Parameters.

Chapter 15: Using Cursors.

Chapter 16: Building Unions.

Part III: Mastering SQL.

Chapter 17: Solving Practical Problems.

Chapter 18: Combining Views and Subqueries to Select Data.

Chapter 19: Combining Views and Subqueries to Update Data.

Chapter 20: Building Complex Stored Procedures.

Chapter 21: Optimizing SQL Performance.

Appendix: The Critical SQL Desk Reference.