Database Systems Using Oracle, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Nilesh Shah

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 22, 2004

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For Database Systems courses focusing on SQL and/or Oracle, Oracle and SQL courses offered in the departments of Computer Science, CIS, MIS, IT, and Continuing Education.

Updated to cover Oracle 9i, this text first introduces students to relational database concepts and database designing techniques, then teaches them how to design and implement accurate and effective database systems. With its subsequent in-depth coverage of SQL (the universal query language for relational databases) and PL/SQL (Oracle's procedural language extension to SQL), this text serves not only as an introductory guide but also as a valuable future reference. Part IV, Advanced Topics, allows students to further understand and utilize Oracle 9i architecture and administration.

Table of Contents


 1. Database Concepts: A Relational Approach.

 2. Database Design: Data Modeling and Normalization.


 3. Oracle 9i: An Overview.

 4. Oracle Tables: Data Definition Language (DDL).

 5. Working with Tables: Data Manipulation and Retrieval.

 6. Working with Tables: Functions and Grouping.

 7. Multiple Tables: Joins and Set Operators.

 8. Subqueries: Nested Queries.

 9. Advanced Features: Objects, Transactions, and Data Control.

SQL Review: Review of SQL Statements Covered in Chapters 3-9 with a Sample Database.


10. PL/SQL: A Programming Language.

11. More on PL/SQL: Control Structures and Embedded SQL.

12. Cursors and Exceptions.

13. PL/SQL Composite Data Types: Records, Tables, and Varrays.

14. PL/SQL Named Blocks: Procedure, Function, Package, and Trigger.


15. Connecting to Oracle Database: JDBC, SQLJ.

16. Oracle 9i Architecture and Administration.

Appendix A: Sample Databases—Table Definitions.

Appendix B: Quick Reference to SQL & PL/SQL Syntax.

Appendix C: Reference to SQL*Plus Commands.

Appendix D: Object Orientation with Oracle.

Appendix E: Additional References—Websites and Books.

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