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SQL For Dummies, 8th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-65711-9
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480 pages
August 2013
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Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with SQL 3

Chapter 1: Relational Database Fundamentals 5

Chapter 2: SQL Fundamentals 21

Chapter 3: The Components of SQL 51

Part II: Using SQL to Build Databases 79

Chapter 4: Building and Maintaining a Simple Database Structure 81

Chapter 5: Building a Multitable Relational Database 105

Part III: Storing and Retrieving Data 137

Chapter 6: Manipulating Database Data 139

Chapter 7: Handling Temporal Data 157

Chapter 8: Specifying Values 171

Chapter 9: Using Advanced SQL Value Expressions 197

Chapter 10: Zeroing In on the Data You Want 211

Chapter 11: Using Relational Operators 243

Chapter 12: Delving Deep with Nested Queries 267

Chapter 13: Recursive Queries 285

Part IV: Controlling Operations 295

Chapter 14: Providing Database Security 297

Chapter 15: Protecting Data 313

Chapter 16: Using SQL within Applications 333

Part V: Taking SQL to the Real World 347

Chapter 17: Accessing Data with ODBC and JDBC 349

Chapter 18: Operating on XML Data with SQL 359

Part VI: Advanced Topics 381

Chapter 19: Stepping through a Dataset with Cursors 383

Chapter 20: Adding Procedural Capabilities with Persistent Stored Modules 393

Chapter 21: Handling Errors 411

Chapter 22: Triggers 423

Part VII: The Part of Tens 429

Chapter 23: Ten Common Mistakes 431

Chapter 24: Ten Retrieval Tips 435

Appendix: SQL: 2011 Reserved Words 439

Index 443

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