Course Overview

SQL Training is designed to give delegates practical experience in using ANSI standard SQL. As SQL is a generic course, some of the differences between different vendors' implementations will be noted.

Course Content


  • Describing the Life Cycle Development Phases.
  • Defining a Database.
  • Discussing the Theoretical Conceptual and Physical Aspects of a Relational Database.
  • Describing how a Relational Database Management System is used to manage a Relational Database.
  • Describing the oracle implementation of both the RDBMS and the Object Relational Database Management System (ORDBMS).
  • Describing how SQL is used in the Oracle product set.

Writing a basic SQL statement

  • Describing the SQL select capabilities.
  • Executing a basic Select statement with the mandatory clauses.
  • Differentiating between SQL and iSQL*Plus commands.

Restricting and Sorting data

  • Limiting the rows retrieved by a Query.
  • Sorting the rows retrieved by a query.

Single Row functions

  • Describing various types of functions available in SQL.
  • Using a variety of character, number, and date functions in SELECT statements.
  • Explaining what the conversion functions are and how they are used.
  • Using control statements.

Displaying data from multiple tables

  • Writing SELECT statements to access data from than one table.
  • Describing the Cartesian product.
  • Describing and using the different types of joins.
  • Writing joins using the tips provided.
  • Aggregating data by using group functions.
  • Identifying the different group functions available.
  • Explaining the use of group functions.
  • Grouping data by using the GROUP BY clause.
  • Filtering the groups using the HAVING clause.

Writing Subqueries

  • Describing the types of problems that subqueries can solve.
  • Describing subqueries.
  • Listing the types of subqueries.
  • Writing single-row and multiple-row.
  • Describing and explaining the behavior of subqueries when NULL values are retrieved.

Producing the readable output with iSQL*Plus

  • Producing queries that require an input variable.
  • Customizing the iSQL*Plus environment.
  • Producing more readable output.
  • Creating and executing the script files.

Manipulating the data

  • Describing each Data Manipulation Language (DML) command.
  • Inserting rows into a table.
  • Updating rows in a table.
  • Deleting rows from a table.
  • Merging rows from two or more tables.
  • Controlling transactions.
  • Describing the transaction processing.
  • Describing the read consistency, implicit and explicit locking.

Creating and managing tables

  • Describing the main database objects.
  • Creating tables.
  • Describing the Oracle data types.
  • Altering table definitions.
  • Dropping, Renaming, and Truncating tables.

Including Constraints

  • Describing Constraints.
  • Creating and Maintaining Constraints.

Creating Views

  • Describing views and their uses.
  • Creating a view.
  • Retrieving data by means of a view.
  • Inserting, Updating, and Deleting data through views.
  • Dropping views.
  • Altering the definition of a view.
  • Inline views.
  • Top 'N' Analysis.

Other Database Objects

  • Creating, maintaining, and using Sequences.
  • Creating and maintaining Indexes.
  • Creating Private and Public Synonyms.
  • Controlling user access.
  • Understanding the concepts of Users, Roles and Privileges.
  • Granting and revoking object privileges.
  • Creating roles and granting privileges to Roles.
  • Creating Synonyms for ease of table access.

Using Set Operators

  • Describing the Set operators.
  • Obeying the Set operators Rules and Guidelines.
  • Using a Set operator to combine multiple queries into a single subquery.
  • Controlling the order of rows returned.

Oracle 9i/10g Single Row functions

  • Using DATETIME functions.
  • Using the NVL2 function to handle NULL values.

Enhancements to the GROUP BY clause

  • Using the ROLLUP as an extension to the GROUP BY clause to produce subtotal values.
  • Using the CUBE as an extension to the GROUP BY clause to cross-product tabulation values.
  • Using the GROUPING Function to Identify the Row Values Created by ROLLUP or CUBE Operators.
  • Using GROUPING SETS to Produce a Single Result Set.
  • That Is Equivalent to a UNION ALL Approach.
  • Using the WITH Clause.

Advanced Subqueries

  • Updating and deleting rows by using Correlated Subqueries.
  • Writing a multicolumn subquery.
  • Describing and explaining the behavior of Subqueries when NULL values are retrieved.
  • Writing a subquery in a FROM clause.
  • Describing the types of problems that can be solved with a correlated subquery.
  • Describing a correlated subquery.
  • Writing correlated Subqueries.
  • Using the EXISTS and NOT EXISTS operators.

Hierarchical Retrieval

  • Discussing the benefits of the Hierarchical Query.
  • Ordering the rows retrieved by a query in hierarchical manner.
  • Formatting hierarchical data so that it is easy to read.
  • Excluding branches from the tree structure.

Extensions to DML and DDL statements

  • Discussing multi-table inserts.
  • Creating and using external tables.
  • Naming the index and using the CREATE INDEX command at the time of creating Primary Key constraint.

Writing scripts to generate scripts

  • Describing the types of problems that are solved by writing SQL scripts that generate other SQL scripts.
  • Writing and executing scripts that generate scripts with commands to create and drop tables.
  • Writing and executing a script that generates a script of INSERT INTO commands.

SQL Workshop

  • Applying techniques learned in this course.
  • Preparing for future Oracle courses.

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Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.


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