SQL All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition
By Allen G. Taylor
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: February 2011
Pages: 744

Want to be a database diva or the office's information oracle? Do it with SQL — here's how!

SQL does one thing, and it does that better than any other language: it handles data in relational databases. SQL lets you create databases, manipulate the data in them, retrieve information, control who has access, and much more. Whether you're new to SQL or an old hand who wants to supercharge your database, find help in one of these minibooks!

  • The overview — Books I and II give you the nitty-gritty about SQL, relational databases, and the System Development Life Cycle

  • If you have queries — learn the fine points of making SQL retrieve exactly what you want from the database and no more

  • Safety first — discover the tools SQL provides to protect your vital data and handle any errors that occur

  • Integrating SQL with other languages — understand how SQL works with Visual Basic, Java, C++, and XML

  • Turbocharge your database — fine-tune and optimize your databases to keep them performing optimally

Visit the companion Web site at www.dummies.com/go/sqlaiofd2e to download a zip file that contains all the sample code used in this book

Open the book and find:

  • Details of how SQL works

  • SQL data types

  • Why the System Development Life Cycle matters

  • Directions for structuring SQL queries

  • Tips for protecting your database from user errors

  • Sample applications you can use

  • Ways to track down and eliminate bottlenecks

  • Definitions of common SQL terms

8 Books in 1

  • SQL Concepts

  • Relational Database Development

  • SQL Queries

  • Data Security

  • SQL and Programming

  • SQL and XML

  • Database Tuning Overview

  • Appendices

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