Murach’s Oracle SQL and PL/SQL

Product Description If you’re developing applications that access Oracle databases, you can save time and work by having SQL do more of the data handling for you: This new book shows you how. It teaches you how to create effective SQL queries to extract and update the data in an Oracle database. It teaches you… Continue reading Murach’s Oracle SQL and PL/SQL

Pro T-SQL 2005 Programmer’s Guide

Product Description Pro T-SQL 2005 Programmer’s Guide provides comprehensive and detailed coverage of all the major features and facilities of T-SQL for SQL Server 2005. It is designed for all users of T-SQL, database administrators, systems administrators, application developers, and end-users, who want to learn how to exploit the power of T-SQL. Whatever you need… Continue reading Pro T-SQL 2005 Programmer’s Guide

SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

ISBN13: 9781590599808 Condition: NEW Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. Product Description SQL Server 2008 Transact–SQL Recipes: A Problem–Solution Approach is an example–based guide to the Transact–SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server 2008. Learn to create databases, insert and update data, generate reports, secure your data, and more. Author… Continue reading SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

How do I get started in writing/programming in T-SQL?

I am completely confused on what T-SQL really is and how it is different from SQL and its variants. How do you guys program something using T-SQL language? I mean where do you actually ‘encode’ those T-SQL codes? In cobol I use notepad as the programming environment. Do I need to download something like that… Continue reading How do I get started in writing/programming in T-SQL?

T-SQL: How do I find the greatest values in a column?

How can write a SELECT statement that finds the n greatest values in a column? From what i’ve read, the TOP statement only returns the first n rows, it doesn’t take any regard to the values. For example, if a have a column with ages, i want to be able to find the 5 oldest… Continue reading T-SQL: How do I find the greatest values in a column?

Oracle Database 11g PL/SQL Programming

Product Description Design Feature-Rich PL/SQL ApplicationsDeliver dynamic, client/server PL/SQL applications with expert guidance from an Oracle programming professional. With full coverage of the latest features and tools, Oracle Database 11g PL/SQL Programming lays out each topic alongside detailed explanations, cut-and-paste syntax examples, and real-world case studies. Access and modify database information, construct powerful PL/SQL statements,… Continue reading Oracle Database 11g PL/SQL Programming

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Fundamentals

ISBN13: 9780735626010 Condition: NEW Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. Product Description Master the foundations of T-SQL with the right balance of conceptual and practical content. Get hands-on guidance—including exercises and code samples—that show you how to develop code to query and modify data. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the T-SQL language… Continue reading Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Fundamentals

Valid styles for converting datetime to string

I wrote this little table and procedure to help me remember what style 104 did, or how to get HH:MM AM/PM out of a DATETIME column. Basically, it populates a table with the valid style numbers, then loops through those, and produces the result (and the syntax for producing that result) for each style, given… Continue reading Valid styles for converting datetime to string

Use CAST (or CONVERT) to handle Null Date values in Microsoft SQL Server

In an SQL Server View, a problem is that the DateTime field has many Null values which is causing a problem with the parsing of the data in MSAccess. How to I use CAST (or CONVERT) to handle Null Date values in my SQL Server view? There is a way to use CAST or CONVERT… Continue reading Use CAST (or CONVERT) to handle Null Date values in Microsoft SQL Server

SQL SELECT INTO Statement

The SQL SELECT INTO statement can be used to create backup copies of tables. The SQL SELECT INTO Statement The SELECT INTO statement selects data from one table, creates a new table with the exact structure and size and inserts automatically the selected data into the new table. SQL SELECT INTO Syntax We can select… Continue reading SQL SELECT INTO Statement