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Oracle® PL/SQL by Example, Fifth Edition by Elena Rakhimov, Benjamin Rosenzweig

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2. PL/SQL Language Fundamentals

In this chapter, you will learn about

Image PL/SQL Programming Fundamentals

In the Introduction and Chapter 1, you learned about the difference between machine language and a programming language. You have also learned how PL/SQL differs from SQL and how the PL/SQL basic block structure works. This is similar to learning the history behind a foreign language and the context in which it is used. To use the PL/SQL language, you must learn the keywords, including what they mean and when and how to use them. First, you will encounter the different types of keywords. You will then encounter their full syntax. Finally, in ...

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