Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes a Day eBook, 5th Edition

Ben Forta

Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes a Day eBook, 5th Edition

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Whether you're an application developer, database administrator, web application designer, mobile app developer, or Microsoft Office users, a good working knowledge of SQL is an important part of interacting with databases. And Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes offers the straightforward, practical answers you need to help you do your job.

Expert trainer and popular author Ben Forta teaches you just the parts of SQL you need to know–starting with simple data retrieval and quickly going on to more complex topics including the use of joins, subqueries, stored procedures, cursors, triggers, and table constraints.

You'll learn methodically, systematically, and simply–in short, quick lessons that will each take only 10 minutes or less to complete.

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Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. Understanding SQL
  • 2. Retrieving Data
  • 3. Sorting Retrieved Data
  • 4. Filtering Data
  • 5. Advanced Data Filtering
  • 6. Using Wildcard Filtering
  • 7. Creating Calculated Fields
  • 8. Using Data Manipulation Functions
  • 9. Summarizing Data
  • 10. Grouping Data
  • 11. Working with Subqueries
  • 12. Joining Tables
  • 13. Creating Advanced Joins
  • 14. Combining Queries
  • 15. Inserting Data
  • 16. Updating and Deleting Data
  • 17. Creating and Manipulating Tables
  • 18. Using Views
  • 19. Working with Stored Procedures
  • 20. Managing Transaction Processing
  • 21. Using Cursors
  • 22. Understanding Advanced SQL Features
  • Appendix A. Sample Table Scripts
  • Appendix B. Working in Popular Applications
  • Appendix C. SQL Statement Syntax
  • Appendix D. SQL Datatypes
  • Appendix E. SQL Reserved Words