Data Definition, Part II

Chapter 3 introduced just enough data definition (DDL) syntax to enable you to create the seven case tables for this book, using simple CREATE TABLE commands without any constraint specifications. This second DDL chapter goes into more detail about some data definition aspects, although it is still not intended as a complete reference on the topic. (Discussion of the CREATE TABLE command alone covers more than 100 pages in the Oracle Database documentation.)

The first two sections revisit the CREATE TABLE command and the datatypes supported by Oracle Database 12c. Section 7.3 introduces the ALTER TABLE command, ...

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