Oracle 12c Foundations: SQL & SQL*PLUS

5 Day | Instructor Led

You will receive a hands-on introduction to SQL Basics and SQL*Plus and learn about relational databases and how to access them through SQL and SQL*Plus.

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Oracle 12c Foundations: SQL & SQL*PLUS

Ideal Candidates for Oracle 12c Foundations: SQL & SQL*PLUS Class

Application designers, developers, and database administrators

Oracle 12c Foundations: SQL & SQL*PLUS Prerequisites

There Are No PreRequisites Defined for this Course

What You'll Get in Oracle 12c Foundations: SQL & SQL*PLUS

What You'll Learn in Oracle 12c Foundations: SQL & SQL*PLUS

Relational database terminology
Structured Query Language (SQL) basics
Format reports using SQL*Plus commands
Extract and organize information from the database
Insert, update, and delete information in database tables
Create and drop tables, views, synonyms, and indexes

No Certification Test Available For This Course

No Certification Test Available For This Course

Oracle 12c Foundations: SQL & SQL*PLUS Outline

1. Introduction to the Oracle Database

  • Why Use an Entity Relationship Model?
  • Physical Data Storage
  • Relationships between Tables
  • Domains and Data Integrity Constraints
  • Data Model Review

2. SQL Basics and SQL*Plus

  • Understanding the Difference Between SQL, SQL*Plus, and PL/SQL
  • Invoking and Leaving SQL*Plus
  • Entering and Executing Commands
  • The SQL Buffer, SQL*Plus Default Output
  • The SELECT Command and Mandatory Clauses

3. Using SQL Developer

  • Understanding SQL Developer
  • SQL Developer Setup
  • Advanced Functionality

4. The WHERE and ORDER BY Clauses

  • WHERE, ORDER BY Clauses
  • Using the Data Dictionary
  • Hierarchical Queries
  • Pattern Matching

5. Single Row Functions

  • Arithmetic Operators
  • Operator Precedence
  • Single Row vs. Group Functions
  • Date and Numeric Format Models
  • Data Conversion / Date Manipulation / Time Zones
  • Control Statements
  • IF THEN ELSE Logic
  • Regular Expressions

6. Joining Data from Multiple Tables in Queries

  • ANSI SQL 92 and SQL99 Joins
  • The JOIN Condition / The Cartesian Product
  • Outer JOINs

7. Group Functions and the GROUP BY Clause

  • Group Functions
  • Distinct Operator in Group Functions
  • Grouping Sets

8. Using Subqueries

  • Single-Row, Multi-Row, Multi-Column Subqueries
  • Subqueries in a WHERE / FROM / HAVING Clauses
  • Subqueries In the SELECT Clause - Scalar Subqueries
  • Correlated Subqueries / Hierarchical Queries

9. SQL Set Queries

  • Multiple Select Statement Rules
  • Union vs. Union All of Select Statements
  • INTERSECTion of Two Select Statements
  • MINUS one select from another

10. Multi-Table Inserts

  • Unconditional All Insert
  • Conditional Insert with ELSE
  • Conditional ALL
  • Conditional FIRST
  • Pivoting Insert

11. Analytical Functions

  • Single Row Analytic Functions
  • Aggregating Analytic Functions
  • The MODEL Clause

12. SQL*Plus Reporting

  • SQL*Plus Report Writing Commands
  • COLUMN Command / Titles, System Variables
  • Master-Detail Report with TITLE and COLUMN Commands
  • Control Breaks, Computing Aggregate Amounts
  • Using SET Variables in SQL*Plus, SQL to Generate SQL

13. Data Manipulation Language (DML) Commands

  • Use of Subqueries
  • Transaction Control Commands / Read Consistency / Locking
  • The MERGE Command
  • Flashback Queries

14. Data Definition Language (DDL) Commands

  • DDL Commands, Object Naming, Dropping Objects
  • Creating Tables / Integrity Constraints
  • Datatypes, Types of Declarative Constraints
  • Default Values
  • Creating, Deferrable, Dropping, Disabling/Enabling Constraints / Displaying Constraint Information
  • Handling Exceptions
  • Views, Synonyms, Sequences, Indexes, Virtual Columns
  • Temporary Tables, External Tables


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