Media praise for Oracle SQL Plus Pocket Reference
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"'Oracle SQL*Plus' is a fantastic 'quick reference' for those little things that you tend to use then loose, such as altering tables using SQL or deleting duplicate rows. There is plenty of sample code or sample SQL as this case may be. It is written with big bold headers for the sections and the type is also big enough to use in a hurry! It also is chucked full of notes and warnings in areas where you can do some damage or bring the database to it's knees if you're not careful...This is a fantastic little book for web programmers as well as those who use SQL*Plus routinely. You can quickly find what you need and you'll most likely have a good example of the SQL you need to write. Anyone who writes queries against an Oracle database can get much good from this little jewel. I highly recommend it for web programmers who use Oracle."
"[Consumers] will find the fine 'pocket references' produced by O'Reilly to be compact and affordable."
-- , The Computer Shelf: Midwest Book Review
--David Hannum, SEOMUG, Feb 2003
"A small but complete reference to SQL*Plus...contains concise yet helpful overviews of SQL actions, making the book a worthwhile tool for beginners and experts alike...Gennick points out the differences between Oracel8i/SQL syntax and Oracel9i/SQL syntax. This information alone makes the book a must-have reference for any Oracle user."
--Oracle Magazine, Feb 2003
Reviews From Previous Edition
"A very helpful reference to Oracle's spartan-at-first-glance command-line interface. If you're an occasional SQL*Plus user, this book will introduce you to a host of capabilities that you never knew were available from SQL*Plus. If you're a seasoned DBA and a command-line junkie like myself, the 'SQL*Plus Pocket Reference' will likely become that little book that you always reach for when trying to remember just how to get that query result looking like you want it...In summary, if you're planning on regular use of SQL*Plus, this book is essential. If you're new to SQL*Plus, a browse through the book will very likely open up to you a new world of just what you can do with SQL*Plus. My rating: 9.5/10."--hanksdc, Provo Linux Users Group, May 2002