Chapter 2. Fundamentals of the SQL Language

This chapter introduces the reader to the SQL language. This chapter is intended for those who are new to the relational database world or perhaps just new to the Oracle database world. For those readers who are new to the relational world, you will find this chapter a great place to start in understanding and working with the SQL language. For those readers new to Oracle, the reader will gain a working knowledge of SQL*Plus; Oracle's main character-mode interface.

The reader will learn

  • What is SQL?

  • Gain knowledge by using the SQL language

  • Understand how to query data, add data, and change data using the SQL language

  • Learn basic database creation techniques that will be used in this book and in the real ...

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