Oracle 11g/12c: Express Introduction to SQL and SQL*Plus

Course:  OR11E1
Duration:  3 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

You will receive an introduction to Oracle's 11g and/or 12c 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 to ODBC files. You will work with Oracle's Structured Query Language (SQL), SQL*Plus.

This course is a slightly reduced version of our five-day Oracle Foundations course.

This course can also be presented with content specific to Oracle 10g.

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Topics Covered In This Course

Database Management System Overview

  • What is a Database?
  • Types of DBMSs

Introduction to Entity Relationship Modeling

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

Fundamentals of Relational Database Management Systems

  • What is an RDBMS?
  • Physical Data Storage
  • Relationships between Tables
  • Domains - Data Integrity

SQL Basics and SQL*Plus

  • Understanding the Difference Between SQL, SQL*Plus and PL/SQL
  • Invoking and Leaving SQL*Plus
  • Entering and Executing Commands
  • The SELECT Command & Mandatory Clauses

Using SQL Developer

  • Understanding SQL Developer Environment and Commands

The WHERE and ORDER BY Clause

  • WHERE and ORDER BY Clauses
  • Using the Data Dictionary

Single Row Functions

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

Joining Data from Multiple Tables in Queries

  • The JOIN Condition / The Cartesian Product
  • Outer JOINs
  • ANSI99 Joins

Group Functions and the GROUP BY Clause

  • Group Functions
  • Distinct Operator in Group Functions

Using Subqueries and CASE Clauses

  • Single-Row, Multi-Row, Multi-Column Subqueries
  • Subqueries ? SELECT, FROM, WHERE, HAVING, ORDER BY, Correlated Subqueries
  • CASE expressions

Analytic Functions (Optional)

  • Single Row and Aggregating Analytic Functions

SQL*Plus Reporting

  • SQL*Plus Report Writing Commands
  • COLUMN Command / Titles, System Variables
  • Master-Detail Report with TITLE and COLUMN Commands
  • Control Breaks, Computing Aggregate Amounts

Data Manipulation Language (DML) Commands

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

Getting Data In And Out Of Oracle

  • SQL*Loader Basics
  • Importing Into Excel
  • Direct Database Queries Using ODBC
What You Can Expect

On successfully completing this course, participants can expect to be able to:

  • Format reports using SQL*Plus commands
  • Extract and organize information from the database
  • Insert, update & delete information in database tables
  • Understand Structured Query Language basics:
Who Should Take This Course

Anyone who needs to extract and organize information from an Oracle database, including formatting reports, adding, updating, and deleting data, and exporting data to ODBC files. I.e. Application designers, developers, database administrators, and End Users and those seeking the OCA certification.

Recommended Prerequisites

An understanding of relational database design concepts.

Training Style

Short lecture sessions (60%) along with hands-on lab sessions (40%).

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