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SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself, 4th edition

  • Ben Forta

Published by Sams Publishing (October 25th 2012) - Copyright © 2013

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SQL in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself

ISBN-13: 9780133048063

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Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes, Fourth Edition

1
Understanding SQL

Database Basics

What Is SQL?

Try It Yourself

2 Retrieving Data

The SELECT Statement

Retrieving Individual Columns

Retrieving Multiple Columns

Retrieving All Columns

Retrieving Distinct Rows

Limiting Results

Using Comments

3 Sorting Retrieved Data

Sorting Data

Sorting by Multiple Columns

Sorting by Column Position

Specifying Sort Direction

4 Filtering Data

Using the WHERE Clause

The WHERE Clause Operators

5 Advanced Data Filtering

Combining WHERE Clauses

Using the IN Operator

Using the NOT Operator

6 Using Wildcard Filtering

Using the LIKE Operator

Tips for Using Wildcards

7 Creating Calculated Fields

Understanding Calculated Fields

Concatenating Fields

Performing Mathematical Calculations

8 Using Data Manipulation Functions

Understanding Functions

Using Functions

9 Summarizing Data

Using Aggregate Functions

Aggregates on Distinct Values

Combining Aggregate Functions

10 Grouping Data

Understanding Data Grouping

Creating Groups

Filtering Groups

Grouping and Sorting

SELECT Clause Ordering

11 Working with Subqueries

Understanding Subqueries

Filtering by Subquery

Using Subqueries as Calculated Fields

12 Joining Tables

Understanding Joins

Creating a Join

13 Creating Advanced Joins

Using Table Aliases

Using Different Join Types

Using Joins with Aggregate Functions

Using Joins and Join Conditions

14 Combining Queries

Understanding Combined Queries

Creating Combined Queries

15 Inserting Data

Understanding Data Insertion

Copying from One Table to Another

16 Updating and Deleting Data

Updating Data

Deleting Data

Guidelines for Updating and Deleting Data

17 Creating and Manipulating Tables

Creating Tables

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