SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL (3rd Edition)

SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL (3rd Edition) Author John L. Viescas
ISBN-10 0321992474
ISBN-13 9780321992475
Year 2014-06-21
Pages 792
Language English
Publisher Addison-Wesley Professional
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The 1 Easy Common Sense Guide to SQL QueriesUpdated for Todays Databases Standards and Challenges SQL Queries for Mere Mortals has earned worldwide praise as the clearest simplest tutorial on writing effective SQL queries The authors have updated this hands on classic to reflect new SQL standards and database applications and teach valuable new techniques Step by step John L Viescas and Michael J Hernandez guide you through creating reliable queries for virtually any modern SQL based database They demystify all aspects of SQL query writing from simple data selection and filtering to joining multiple tables and modifying sets of data Three brand new chapters teach you how to solve a wide range of challenging SQL problems Youll learn how to write queries that apply multiple complex conditions on one table perform sophisticated logical evaluations and think outside the box using unlinked tables Coverage includes Getting started understanding what relational databases are and ensuring that your database structures are sound SQL basics using SELECT statements creating expressions sorting information with ORDER BY and filtering data using WHERE Summarizing and grouping data with GROUP BY and HAVING clauses Drawing data from multiple tables using INNER JOIN OUTER JOIN and UNION operators and working with subqueries Modifying data sets with UPDATE INSERT and DELETE statements Advanced queries complex NOT and AND conditions if then else using CASE unlinked tables driver tables and more Practice all you want with downloadable sample databases for todays versions of Microsoft Office Access Microsoft SQL Server and the open source MySQL database Whether youre a DBA developer user or student theres no better way to master SQL informit com aw forMereMortals com