About the Author
Allen G. Taylor is a 30-year veteran of the computer industry and the author of over 30 books, including Crystal Reports 2008 For Dummies, Database Development For Dummies, Access Power Programming with VBA, and SQL All-in-One For Dummies. He lectures internationally on databases, networks, innovation, astronomy and entrepreneurship. He also teaches database development through a leading online educational program. For the latest news on Allen's activities, check out
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This book is dedicated to Walker Taylor, who will do amazing things when he grows up.
First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge the help of Jim Melton, editor of the ISO/ANSI specification for SQL. Without his untiring efforts, this book, and indeed SQL itself as an international standard, would be of much less value. Andrew Eisenberg has also contributed to my knowledge of SQL through his writing. I would like to thank Michael Durthaler for helpful suggestions regarding the coverage of cursors. I would also like to thank my project editor Pat O’Brien, my technical editor Mike Chapple, and my acquisitions editor Kyle Looper for their key contributions to the production of this book. Thanks also to my agent, Carole McClendon of Waterside Productions, for her support of my career.
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