Books: 31


MASTER SQL TODAY FAST AND EASILY!! Relational databases are widely used in many organizations. Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) enable businesses and other entities to manage large amounts of data efficiently and accurately. This book will teach you how to create extremely useful databases more » and tables and use them to extract and produce the information you may need for various decision-making processes. SQL is relatively easy to learn and this book will provide the information, tips, and strategies you need to master the nuances of the language and take advantage of its powerful features. It provides many relevant examples, screenshots, and useful tables to make technical learning interesting and easy even for beginners with little or no programming background. It contains basically everything a self-learner needs to become an efficient SQL user and programmer in a short amount of time. HERE IS A PREVIEW OF WHAT THIS BOOK WILL OFFER: * RELATIONAL DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (RDBMS) * DATABASES * SQL SYNTAX * FUNDAMENTAL DATA TYPES * TIPS FOR SELECTING DATA TYPES AND DESIGNING TABLES * OVERVIEW OF SQL COMMANDS * MANAGING DATABASE OBJECTS * CREATING AND MANAGING TABLES * DATABASE NORMALIZATION * MANIPULATING DATA * HOW TO RETRIEVE ANY TYPE OF DATA YOU MAY NEED WITHIN YOUR DATABASE * MANAGING DATABASE TRANSACTIONS * DATABASE OPERATORS AND FUNCTIONS * THE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES IN SQL SYNTAX ACROSS DATABASE PROGRAMS * THE TOP MISTAKES TO AVOID THAT THOSE NEW TO SQL MAKE! Don't wait any longer, get your copy today! « less
From Novice to Professional
Anyone who does any work at all with databases needs to know something of SQL. This is a friendly and easy-to-read guide to writing queries with the all-important - in the database world - SQL language. The author writes with exceptional clarity.
Applications, Performance, and Security
This book is an introduction and deep-dive into the many uses of dynamic SQL in Microsoft SQL Server. Dynamic SQL is key to large-scale searching based upon user-entered criteria. It’s also useful in generating value-lists, in dynamic pivoting of data for business intelligence reporting, and for customizing more » database objects and querying their structure. Executing dynamic SQL is at the heart of applications such as business intelligence dashboards that need to be fluid and respond instantly to changing user needs as those users explore their data and view the results. Yet dynamic SQL is feared by many due to concerns over SQL injection attacks. Reading Dynamic SQL: Applications, Performance, and Security is your opportunity to learn and master an often misunderstood feature, including security and SQL injection. All aspects of security relevant to dynamic SQL are discussed in this book. You will learn many ways to save time and develop code more efficiently, and you will practice directly with security scenarios that threaten companies around the world every day. Dynamic SQL: Applications, Performance, and Security helps you bring the productivity and user-satisfaction of flexible and responsive applications to your organization safely and securely. Your organization’s increased ability to respond to rapidly changing business scenarios will build competitive advantage in an increasingly crowded and competitive global marketplace. * Discusses many applications of dynamic SQL, both simple and complex. * Explains each example with demos that can be run at home and on your laptop. * Helps you to identify when dynamic SQL can offer superior performance. * Pays attention to security and best practices to ensure safety of your data. What You Will Learn * Build flexible applications that respond fast to changing business needs. * Take advantage of unconventional but productive uses of dynamic SQL. * Protect your data from attack through best-practices in your implementations. * Know about SQL Injection and be confident in your defenses against it * Run at high performance by optimizing dynamic SQL in your applications. * Troubleshoot and debug dynamic SQL to ensure correct results. Who This Book is For Dynamic SQL: Applications, Performance, and Security is for developers and database administrators looking to hone and build their T-SQL coding skills. The book is ideal for advanced users wanting to plumb the depths of application flexibility and troubleshoot performance issues involving dynamic SQL. The book is also ideal for beginners wanting to learn what dynamic SQL is about and how it can help them deliver competitive advantage to their organizations. « less
61 Specific Ways to Write Better SQL
“Given the authors’ reputations, I expected to be impressed. I was blown away! . . . Most SQL books sit on my shelf. This one will live on my desk.” –Roger Carlson, Microsoft Access MVP (2006-2015) “Rather than stumble around reinventing wheels or catching glimpses of the proper approaches, do yourself more » a favor: Buy this book.” —Dave Stokes, MySQL Community Manager, Oracle Corporation Effective SQL brings together practical solutions and insights so you can solve complex problems with SQL and design databases that simplify data management in the future. It’s the only modern book that brings together advanced best practices and realistic example code for all of these versions of SQL: IBM DB2, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle Database, and PostgreSQL. Drawing on their immense experience as world-class database consultants and instructors, the authors identify 61 proven approaches to writing better SQL. Wherever SQL versions vary, the authors illuminate the key nuances, so you can get the most out of whatever version you prefer. This full-color guide provides clear, practical explanations; expert tips; and plenty of usable code. Going far beyond mere syntax, it addresses issues ranging from optimizing database designs to managing hierarchies and metadata. If you already know SQL’s basics, this guide will help you become a world-class SQL problem-solver. * Craft better logical data models, and fix flawed models * Implement indexes that improve query performance * Handle external data from sources you don’t control * Extract and aggregate the information you need, as efficiently as possible * Write more flexible subqueries * Analyze and retrieve metadata using your database platform of choice * Use Cartesian Products and Tally Tables to solve problems you can’t address with conventional JOINs * Model hierarchical data: managing SQL’s tradeoffs and shortcomings « less
A Hands-On Approach for Beginners
Businesses are gathering data today at exponential rates and yet few people know how to access it meaningfully. If you’re a business or IT professional, this short hands-on guide teaches you how to pull and transform data with SQL in significant ways. You will quickly master the fundamentals of SQL and more » learn how to create your own databases. Author Thomas Nield provides exercises throughout the book to help you practice your newfound SQL skills at home, without having to use a database server environment. Not only will you learn how to use key SQL statements to find and manipulate your data, but you’ll also discover how to efficiently design and manage databases to meet your needs. You’ll also learn how to: * Explore relational databases, including lightweight and centralized models * Use SQLite and SQLiteStudio to create lightweight databases in minutes * Query and transform data in meaningful ways by using SELECT, WHERE, GROUP BY, and ORDER BY * Join tables to get a more complete view of your business data * Build your own tables and centralized databases by using normalized design principles * Manage data by learning how to INSERT, DELETE, and UPDATE records « less
Many SQL texts attempt to serve as an encyclopedic reference on SQL syntax -- an approach that is often counterproductive, because that information is readily available in online references published by the major database vendors. For SQL beginners, it’s more important for a book to focus on general more » concepts and to offer clear explanations and examples of what various SQL statements can accomplish. This is that book. A number of features make The Language of SQL unique among introductory SQL books. First, you will not be required to download software or sit with a computer as you read the text. The intent of this book is to provide examples of SQL usage that can be understood simply by reading. Second, topics are organized in an intuitive and logical sequence. SQL keywords are introduced one at a time, allowing you to grow your understanding as you encounter new terms and concepts. Finally, this book covers the syntax of three widely used databases: Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, and Oracle. Special “Database Differences” sidebars clearly show you any differences in syntax among these three databases, and instructions are included on how to obtain and install free versions of the databases. This is the only book you need to gain a quick working knowledge of SQL and relational databases. Learn How To... * Use SQL to retrieve data from relational databases * Apply functions and calculations to data * Group and summarize data in a variety of useful ways * Use complex logic to retrieve only the data you need * Update data and create new tables * Design relational databases so that data retrieval is easy and intuitive * Use spreadsheets to transform your data into meaningful displays * Retrieve data from multiple tables via joins, subqueries, views, and set logic * Create, modify, and execute stored procedures * Install Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, or Oracle Contents at a Glance 1 Relational Databases and SQL 2 Basic Data Retrieval 3 Calculated Fields and Aliases 4 Using Functions 5 Sorting Data 6 Selection Criteria 7 Boolean Logic 8 Conditional Logic 9 Summarizing Data 10 Subtotals and Crosstabs 11 Inner Joins 12 Outer Joins 13 Self Joins and Views 14 Subqueries 15 Set Logic 16 Stored Procedures and Parameters 17 Modifying Data 18 Maintaining Tables 19 Principles of Database Design 20 Strategies for Displaying Data A Getting Started with Microsoft SQL Server B Getting Started with MySQL C Getting Started with Oracle « less
How to Write Accurate SQL Code
SQL is full of difficulties and traps for the unwary. You can avoid them if you understand relational theory, but only if you know how to put that theory into practice. In this book, Chris Date explains relational theory in depth, and demonstrates through numerous examples and exercises how you can apply more » it to your use of SQL. This third edition has been revised, extended, and improved throughout. Topics whose treatment has been expanded include data types and domains, table comparisons, image relations, aggregate operators and summarization, view updating, and subqueries. A special feature of this edition is a new appendix on NoSQL and relational theory. * Could you write an SQL query to find employees who have worked at least once in every programming department in the company? And be sure it’s correct? * Why is proper column naming so important? * Nulls in the database cause wrong answers. Why? What you can do about it? * How can image relations help you formulate complex SQL queries? * SQL supports "quantified comparisons," but they’re better avoided. Why? And how? Database theory and practice have evolved considerably since Codd first defined the relational model, back in 1969. This book draws on decades of experience to present the most up to date treatment of the material available anywhere. Anyone with a modest to advanced background in SQL can benefit from the insights it contains. The book is product independent. « less
Sams Teach Yourself
Includes Coverage of Oracle and Microsoft SQL Implementations In just 24 lessons of one hour or less, Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, Sixth Edition, helps you use SQL to build effective databases, efficiently retrieve data, and manage everything from performance to security. This book’s straightforward, more » step-by-step approach shows you how to work with database structures, objects, queries, tables, and more. In just hours, you will be applying advanced techniques, including views, transactions, web connections, and powerful Oracle and SQL Server extensions. Every lesson builds on what you’ve already learned, giving you a rock-solid foundation for real-world success. Step-by-step instructions carefully walk you through the most common SQL tasks. Practical, hands-on examples show you how to apply what you learn. Quizzes and exercises help you test your knowledge and stretch your skills. Notes and tips point out shortcuts and solutions. Learn how to… • Define efficient database structures and objects • “Normalize” raw databases into logically organized tables • Edit relational data and tables with DML • Manage transactions • Write effective, well-performing queries • Categorize, summarize, sort, group, and restructure data • Work with dates and times • Join tables in queries, use subqueries, and combine multiple queries • Master powerful query optimization techniques • Administer databases and manage users • Secure databases and protect data • Use views, synonyms, and the system catalog • Extend SQL to the enterprise and Internet • Master important Oracle and Microsoft extensions to ANSI SQL Register your product at for convenient access to downloads, updates, and corrections as they become available. « less
SQL Server T-SQL Recipes is an example-based guide to the Transact-SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server. This edition has been lightly updated for SQL Server 2014 and provides ready-to-implement solutions to common programming and database administration tasks. Learn to create databases, create more » in-memory tables and stored procedures, insert and update data, generate reports, secure your data, and more. Tasks and their solutions are broken down into a problem/solution format that is quick and easy to read so that you can get the job done fast when the pressure is on. Solutions in this book are divided into chapters by problem domain. Each chapter is a collection of solutions around a single facet of the language such as writing queries, managing indexes, error handling, and query performance. Each solution is presented code-first, giving you a working code example to copy from and implement immediately in your own environment. Following each example is an in-depth description of how and why the given solution works. Tradeoffs and alternative approaches are also discussed. * Focused on solutions: Look up what you need to do. Learn how to do it. Do it. * Current: Lightly updated for SQL Server 2014 * Comprehensive: Covers all common T-SQL problem domains **** What you’ll learn **** * Create databases, tables, and indexes * Query and manipulate data * Move business logic into the database * Build reports that matter to your business. * Perform common backup and recovery tasks * Take advantage of window functions in your SQL **** Who this book is for **** SQL Server T-SQL Recipes is aimed at technically-oriented users of SQL Server desiring to extract the full power of the platform through it's powerful, built-in programming and scripting language. Target readers include developers who use SQL Server as their back–end database platform, and the database administrators who create, manage, and secure those databases. **** Table of Contents **** 1. Getting Started with SELECT 2. Elementary Programming 3. Working with NULLS 4. Combining Data from Multiple Tables 5. Aggregations and Grouping 6. Advanced SELECT Techniques 7. Windowing 8. Inserting, Updating, Deleting 9. Working with Strings 10. Working with Dates 11. Working with Numbers 12. Transactions, Locking, Blocking, Deadlockin 13. Managing Tables 14. Managing Views 15. Managing Indexes 16. Managing Large Tables 17. Stored Procedures 18. User-Defined Functions 19. In-Memory T-SQL 20. Triggers 21. Error Handling 22. Query Performance 23. Hints 24. Index Tuning and Statistics 25. XML 26. Files, Filegroups, and Integrity 27. Backup 28. Recovery 29. Principals and Users 30. Securables and Permissions 31. Objects and Dependencies « less
Uncover the secrets of SQL and start building better relational databases today! This fun and friendly guide will help you demystify database management systems so you can create more powerful databases and access information with ease. Updated for the latest SQL functionality, SQL For Dummies, 8th more » Edition covers the core SQL language and shows you how to use SQL to structure a DBMS, implement a database design, secure your data, and retrieve information when you need it. * Includes new enhancements of SQL:2011, including temporal data functionality which allows you to set valid times for transactions to occur and helps prevent database corruption * Covers creating, accessing, manipulating, maintaining, and storing information in relational database management systems like Access, Oracle, SQL Server, and MySQL * Provides tips for keeping your data safe from theft, accidental or malicious corruption, or loss due to equipment failures and advice on eliminating errors in your work Don't be daunted by database development anymore - get SQL For Dummies, 8th Edition, and you'll be on your way to SQL stardom. « less