Oracle Introduction for Experienced SQL Users

The Oracle Introduction for Experienced SQL Users course is designed to give experienced SQL users practical experience in accessing an Oracle Database. This course is suitable for users of versions 10g, 11g and 12c.

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Skills Gained

The delegates will practise:

  • Using SQL*Plus and SQL Developer to access the database
  • Creating and running SQL script files
  • Querying the database
  • Using Oracle's numeric, character and date functions
  • Implementing Oracle's enhanced grouping features
  • Creating and altering tables, indexes and views
  • Inserting, updating, merging and deleting rows
  • Granting and revoking access privileges
  • Retrieving information from the data dictionary

Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone with practical experience of the SQL language who needs to migrate their existing skills to Oracle.

Course Objectives

The Oracle Introduction for Experienced SQL Users course provides the skills necessary to query and update an Oracle Database using SQL*Plus and SQL Developer.

Requirements

Practical experience of using SQL with another relational database is required.

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: INTRODUCTION

  • Oracle - a brief overview
  • Users and roles
  • Object naming rules
  • Oracle datatypes
  • The data dictionary
  • Using SQL*Plus
  • Entering and executing SQL statements
  • Creating, editing and running SQL scripts
  • Using SQL Developer
  • Starting SQL Developer
  • Configuring a Connection
  • Navigation Tabs
  • SQL Worksheet

Session 2: QUERYING THE DATABASE

  • Overview of the basics
  • Traditional Oracle v. ANSI-standard table joins
  • Set operators
  • Using aggregate functions
  • Subqueries and in-line views
  • Using the WITH clause
  • Hierarchical queries

Session 3: NUMERIC AND CHARACTER FUNCTIONS

  • Using the table dual
  • Numeric functions
  • Formatting numeric output
  • Character functions and string concatenation

Session 4: DATE AND TIME FUNCTIONS

  • Default date and timestamp formats
  • Accessing the current date and time
  • Date and time arithmetic
  • Date functions
  • Formatting date and time output
  • Conversion functions

Session 5: MISCELLANEOUS FUNCTIONS

  • NVL and NVL2
  • DECODE
  • The simple CASE expression
  • The searched CASE expression

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 6: ENHANCED GROUPING FEATURES

  • The ROLLUP extension
  • The CUBE extension
  • The GROUPING function
  • The GROUPING_ID function
  • The GROUPING SETS extension

Session 7: TABLES, INDEXES AND VIEWS

  • Creating tables
  • Defining datatypes
  • Specifying constraints
  • Table, column and constraint operations
  • Recovering dropped tables
  • Temporary tables
  • External tables
  • Index-organized tables
  • Handling B-tree indexes
  • Creating and using views
  • Creating and using sequences

Session 8: MANAGING DATA

  • Inserting rows
  • Updating rows
  • Deleting rows
  • Verifying updates
  • Multi-table inserts
  • Merging rows
  • Basic transaction control

Session 9: ACCESS CONTROL

  • System privileges
  • User accounts and roles
  • Granting and revoking object privileges
  • Using synonyms

Session 10: THE DATA DICTIONARY

  • Data dictionary tables
  • Querying the data dictionary
  • Useful SQL statements

£ 845.00 ex.vat

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Course Duration 2 Days
Location London