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7. Tables and Constraints

Michelle Malcher1  and Darl Kuhn2
Huntley, IL, USA
Morrison, CO, USA

The previous chapters in this book covered topics that prepare you for the next logical step in creating database objects. For example, you need to install the Oracle binaries and create a database, tablespaces, and users before you start creating tables. Usually, the first objects created for an application are the tables, constraints, and indexes. This chapter focuses on the management of tables and constraints. The administration of indexes is covered in Chapter 8.

A table is the basic storage container ...

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