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Oracle 12c: SQL & PL/SQL Express Introduction

Course Details

In this course, you will receive an introduction to Oracle's relational database and a hands-on introduction in how to add, update, extract and organize information from the database. You will cover how to format reports and export data using ODBC. You will also work with Oracle's Structured Query Language (SQL), SQL*Plus, and Procedural Language for SQL (PL/SQL). Debugging, error reporting procedures, and how to define, execute, and store procedures for reuse will also be covered in this course.

Course Prerequisites

An understanding of relational database design concepts

Course Agenda

1. Database Management System (DBMS) Overview

  • What is a Database?
  • Types of DBMSs

2. Introduction to Entity Relationship Modeling

  • What is a Data Model?
  • Why Use an Entity Relationship Model?

3. Fundamentals of Relational Database Management Systems

  • What is an RDBMS?
  • Relationships between Tables

4. SQL Basics and SQL*Plus

  • Understanding the Difference Between SQL, SQL*Plus, and PL/SQL
  • Entering and Executing Commands

5. Using SQL Developer

  • Understanding the SQL Developer Environment and Commands

6. The WHERE and ORDER BY Clause

7. Using the Data Dictionary

8. Single Row Functions

  • Functions, Date and Numeric Format
  • Models/Data Conversion
  • Control Statements

9. Joining Data from Multiple Tables in Queries

  • The JOIN Condition / The Cartesian Product, Outer JOINs
  • SET Operators
  • ANSI SQL99 Join Syntax

10. Group Functions and the GROUP BY Clause

  • Distinct Operator in Group Functions

11. Using Subqueries and CASE Clauses

  • Single-Row, Multi-Row, Multi-Column Subqueries
  • SELECT, FROM, WHERE, HAVING and ORDER BY Subqueries

12. Analytic Functions

  • Single Row and Aggregating Analytic Functions

13. SQL*Plus Reporting

  • SQL*Plus Report Writing Commands
  • Control Breaks, Computing Aggregate Amounts

14. Data Manipulation Language (DML) Commands

  • INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE
  • MERGE Command
  • Use of Subqueries, Transaction Control, Locking

15. Getting Data in and out of Oracle

  • SQL*Loader Basics
  • Importing Into Excel
  • Direct Database Queries Using ODBC

16. PL/SQL Basics

  • PL/SQL anonymous block structure and Datatypes
  • Variable declarations, Object naming rules
  • Executable Statements Repetition control
  • CASE Expressions and Statements
  • Basic Coding Standards

17. Working with Database Data

  • Referencing other variables or a database column's datatypes
  • Implicit cursor attributes
  • Transaction control commands
  • Selecting data into PL/SQL variables
  • Declaring explicit cursors

18. Exception Handling

  • Handling predefined and user-defined exceptions
  • Preventing unhandled exceptions
  • Controlling exception processing

19. Stored PL/SQL Objects

  • Introduction to procedures and functions stored in the database
  • Creating stored PL/SQL objects
  • Creating procedures, functions, packages, package bodies
  • Introduction to database triggers
  • Viewing and recompiling stored code