Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide

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November 2004



Despite its wide availability and usage, few developers and DBAs have mastered the true power of Oracle SQL*Plus. This bestselling book--now updated for Oracle 10g--is the only in-depth guide to this interactive query tool for writing SQL scripts. It's an essential resource for any Oracle user.
The new second edition of Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide clearly describes how to perform, step-by-step, all of the tasks that Oracle developers and DBAs want to perform with SQL*Plus--and maybe some you didn't realize you could perform.
With Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide, you'll expertly:
* write and execute script files
* generate ad hoc reports
* extract data from the database
* query the data dictionary tables
* customize an SQL*Plus environment
* and much more
It also includes a handy quick reference to all of its syntax options and an often-requested chapter on SQL itself, along with a clear, concise, and complete introduction.
This book is truly the definitive guide to SQL*Plus. It's an indispensable resource for those who are new to SQL*Plus, a task-oriented learning tool for those who are already using it, and an immediately useful quick reference for every user. If you want to leverage the full power and flexibility of this popular Oracle tool, you'll need this book.


Preface 1. Introduction to SQL*Plus What Is SQL*Plus? History of SQL*Plus Why Master SQL*Plus? Creating and Loading the Sample Tables 2. Command-Line SQL*Plus Starting Command-Line SQL*Plus; Starting Windows SQL*Plus Some Basic SQL*Plus Commands Running SQL Queries Working With PL/SQL The SQL Buffer Line Editing Executing the Statement in the Buffer Saving and Retrieving the Buffer The EDIT Command Executing a Script; The Working Directory 3. Browser-Based SQL*Plus Starting iSQL*Plus Executing SQL*Plus Commands Running SQL Queries; Working with PL/SQL Executing Scripts iSQL*Plus Command History 4. A Lightning SQL Tutorial Data Manipulation Statements Transactions The Concept of Null Table Joins; Sorting Query Results Grouping and Summarizing Subqueries; Unions To Learn More 5. Generating Reports with SQL*Plus; Following a Methodology Saving Your Work Designing a Simple Report Master/Detail Reports 6. Creating HTML Reports; Getting the Data into an HTML Table Generating the Entire Page; Another Approach to Headers Master/Detail Reports in HTML; 7. Advanced Reports Totals and Subtotals Getting the Current Date into a Header Report Headers and Footers Formatting Object Columns Summary Reports Taking Advantage of Unions; 8. Writing SQL*Plus Scripts Why Write Scripts? Using Substitution Variables Prompting for Values Cleaning Up the Display Executing a Script Controlling Variable Substitution; Commenting Your Scripts Resetting Your SQL*Plus Environment; Scripting Issues with iSQL*Plus 9. Extracting and Loading Data; Types of Output Files Limitations of SQL*Plus Extracting the Data An Excel-Specific HTML Hack Reloading the Data 10. Exploring Your Database The DESCRIBE Command Oracle's Data Dictionary Views Tables Table Constraints Indexes; Triggers Synonyms Table Security Scripting the Data Dictionary; Using SQL to Write SQL The Master Key 11. Advanced Scripting; Bind Variables Branching in SQL*Plus Looping in SQL*Plus; Validating and Parsing User Input Error Handling Returning Values to Unix 12. Tuning and Timing Using SQL*Plus Timers; Using EXPLAIN PLANstatements Using AUTOTRACE Improving on EXPLAIN PLAN Results Where to Find More Tuning Information; 13. The Product User Profile What Is the Product User Profile?; Using the Product User Profile 14. Customizing Your SQL*Plus Environment SQL*Plus Settings You Can Control The Site and User Profiles Environment Variables That Affect SQL*Plus Windows GUI SQL*Plus iSQL*Plus User Preferences A. SQL*Plus Command Reference B. SQL*Plus Format Elements Index


Jonathan Gennick is an O'Reilly Media, Inc. editor
specializing in database and programming titles. Prior to
joining O'Reilly, Jonathan amassed some 17 years of
programming and database management experience. During the
latter part of his career he specialized in relational
database programming, and more recently in database

Jonathan got his start with relational database systems in
1990, first working with Ingres, and later with Digital's
Rdb software. During that period he developed a fondness for
SQL, and for the challenge of applying SQL creatively in
ways that leveraged it's set-oriented capabilities.

In 1994 Jonathan made the leap to Oracle, and is now often
found writing about it. Recent projects include Oracle
SQL*Loader (O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2001); Oracle SQL*Plus
Pocket Reference (O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2000); Oracle
SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly Media, Inc.,
1999); More recently, Jonathan has made forays into other
database products, coauthoring Transact-SQL Cookbook
(O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2002) and editing Practical
PostgreSQL (O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2002).

Jonathan is certified as an Oracle DBA and is a member of
MENSA and the Oracle Technology Network. He holds a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Information and Computer Science, with a
Business Administration minor, from Andrews University in
Berrien Springs, Michigan. Jonathan currently resides in
Munising, Michigan with his wife Donna and their two
children: Jenny and Jeff. Jonathan may be contacted by email
at jonathan@gennick.com, and you can learn more about him
personally by visiting his website at http://gennick.com.

EAN: 9780596007461
ISBN: 0596007469
Untertitel: 'Definitive Guide'. Second. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 554 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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