December 14, 2004
"Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition": Learn to Leverage the Full Power and Flexibility of Oracle SQL*Plus
Sebastopol, CA--SQL*Plus is an interactive query tool that's available at
every Oracle site, from the largest data warehouse to the smallest
single-user system. The tool continues to be supported and enhanced with
each new version of Oracle, including Oracle Database 10g. Yet despite the
wide availability and use of SQL*Plus, few Oracle developers and DBAs know
how powerful a tool SQL*Plus can be--until now.
With his newly revised and updated Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide,
Second Edition (O'Reilly, US $39.95), author Jonathan Gennick fulfills a
mission: "The single, driving objective of this book is to help you squeeze
every last possible ounce of productivity and usefulness out of SQL*Plus."
Updated thoroughly for Oracle Database 10g and Oracle9i Database, this
in-depth, comprehensive guide is for anyone who wants to make their work
with Oracle SQL*Plus more effective, more productive, more useful, and
more convenient. It describes SQL*Plus from start to finish and provides a
quick reference to all of its commands and options--including capabilities
often overlooked or misunderstood.
The book provides step-by-step instruction on anything a reader would want
to accomplish with SQL*Plus, including how to:
Methodically perform common tasks such as generating a report and extracting data to a flat file
Enter and edit commands in the SQL*Plus environment, with and without an external editor
Write simple scripts using SQL*Plus
Use the basic building blocks of SQL to write queries and other statements
Prompt for user input and use that input in SQL statements, PL/SQL blocks, and SQL*Plus commands
Stretch the limits of what one can do in a SQL*Plus script by implementing pseudo-IF statements and by using one script to generate another
Understand how the Product User Profile, an Oracle security feature, works with SQL*Plus
Customize the SQL*Plus environment
Use SQL*Plus to view the definitions for database objects such as views, tables, constraints, triggers, indexes, and synonyms
Use SQL*Plus as a tuning aid to maximize the performance of SQL queries
This second edition contains new information on generating HTML reports
from SQL*Plus using the iSQL browser-based tool, loading data via the
external table mechanism introduced in Oracle9i Database, and taking
advantage of all of the new Oracle9i/10g syntax. A newly written tutorial
chapter on SQL is designed to get readers up and running quickly in the
language they will most often use from within SQL*Plus.
Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide is an indispensable resource for
anyone who is new to SQL*Plus, a task-oriented learning tool for those who
are already using it, and an essential quick reference for every Oracle expert.
Praise for the previous edition:
"One puzzling aspect of the O'Reilly series is how the publishers have
managed to find competent authors when other companies seem unable to get
anyone who can string a sentence together. You really get the feeling that
the authors want to tell you how to solve a problem rather than
demonstrate how clever they are...information you'd otherwise have to
check in four of the Oracle manuals, and there's a human voice helping you."
--Kay Ewbank, Computer Shopper, July 2000
Oracle SQL *Plus: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition
ISBN: 0-596-00746-9, 280 pages, $39.95 US, $57.95 CA
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