Thus far this book’s main focus has been on formally specifying a database design. Of course, you want to do more than just specify a database design; you usually would like to implement it using some DBMS. In this chapter we turn our attention towards implementing a database design.

Given the background of both authors, this chapter focuses specifically on implementing a database design in Oracle’s SQL DBMS. We’ll assume you’re familiar with the PL/SQL language—Oracle’s procedural programming language. We assume concepts such as database triggers, packages, procedures, and functions are known concepts.

Note We refer you to the standard Oracle ...

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