Oracle SQL: The Essential Reference, is jam-packed with quick reference tables, performance hints, summaries of statements, datatypes, and mounds of useful SQL, SQL*Plus and PL/SQL information that SQL practitioners need to know. Author David Kreines feels his book would be most valuable to SQL fans and users looking for "clear, concise information about Oracle's implementation of SQL, with plenty of summary tables and quick reference to syntax and usage." In fact, he goes on to say, "my approach is to cram as much concise and fast-moving material as possible into these pages."
Oracle SQL: The Essential Reference, also contains an extensive discussion of how to tune SQL statements and use the Oracle optimizers to get the best performance from your database using SQL. The book covers Oracle 8/8i, through release 8.1.6.
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Chapter 1, Elements of SQL, is available free online.
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