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Get thorough coverage of Oracle Database 10"g" from the most comprehensive reference available, published by Oracle Press. With in-depth details on all the new features, this powerhouse resource provides an overview of database architecture and Oracle Grid Computing technology, and covers SQL, SQL*Plus, PL/SQL, dynamic PL/SQL, object-oriented features, and Java programming in the Oracle environment. You’ ll also find valuable database administration and application development techniques, plus an alphabetical reference covering major Oracle commands, keywords, features, and functions, with cross-referencing of topics. Install Oracle Database 10"g" or upgrade from an earlier version Execute SQL queries Perform complex searches easily with regular expression functions Implement security measures using Virtual Private Databases (VPDs) Move data with SQL*Loader and Data Pump Replicate data and aggregations using materialized views Execute flashback queries to recover data or see its changes over time Create triggers, stored procedures, and packages with PL/SQL Develop applications with JDBC and XML Work with Oracle Database 10"g" Real Application Clusters (RAC) and grid technologies Take advantage of the new tuning features
CD-ROM includes a searchable electronic book and all code examples from the book.
About the Author: Kevin Loney is a senior technical management consultant with TUSC, a Chicago-based consultancy providing Oracle solutions. He has been an Oracle developer and DBA since 1987, and has written for Oracle Magazine and Oracle Press since 1990. In 2002, he was named Oracle Magazine’ s Editors’ Choiceas Consultant of the Year. He is a frequent and highly rated speaker at local and international Oracle user groups.
PART I: Critical Database Concepts Chapter 1: Oracle Database 10g Architecture Options Chapter 2: Installing Oracle Database 10g and Creating a Database Chapter 3: Upgrading to Oracle Database 10g Chapter 4: Planning Oracle Applications-Approaches, Risks, and Standards PART II: SQL and SQL*Plus Chapter 5: The Basic Parts of Speech in SQL Chapter 6: Basic SQL*Plus Reports and Commands Chapter 7: Getting Text Information and Changing It Chapter 8: Searching for Regular Expressions Chapter 9: Playing the Numbers Chapter 10: Dates: Then, Now, and the Difference Chapter 11: Conversion and Transformation Functions Chapter 12: Grouping Things Together Chapter 13: When One Query Depends upon Another Chapter 14: Some Complex Possibilities Chapter 15: Changing Data insert, update, merge, and delete Chapter 16: DECODE and CASE: if, then, and else in SQL Chapter 17: Creating and Managing Tables, Views, Indexes, Clusters, and Sequences Chapter 18: Basic Oracle Security PART III: Beyond the Basics Chapter 19: Advanced Security-Virtual Private Databases Chapter 20: Working with Tablespaces Chapter 21: Using SQL*Loader to Load Data Chapter 22: Using Data Pump Export and Import Chapter 23: Accessing Remote Data Chapter 24: Using Materialized Views Chapter 25: Using Oracle Text for Text Searches Chapter 26: Using External Tables Chapter 27: Using Flashback Queries Chapter 28: Flashback-Tables and Databases PART IV: PL/SQL Chapter 29: An Introduction to PL/SQL Chapter 30: Triggers Chapter 31: Procedures, Functions, and Packages Chapter 32: Using Native Dynamic SQL and DBMS_SQL PART V: Object-Relational Databases Chapter 33: Implementing Types, Object Views, and Methods Chapter 34: Collectors (Nested Tables and Varying Arrays) Chapter 35: Using Large Objects Chapter 36: Advanced Object-Oriented Concepts PART VI: Java in Oracle Chapter 37: An Introduction to Java Chapter 38: JDBC Programming Chapter 39: Java Stored Procedures PART VII: Clustered Oracle-The Grid Chapter 40: Oracle Real Application Clusters Chapter 41: Grid Architecture and Management PART VIII: Hitchhiker's Guides Chapter 42: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Oracle Data Dictionary Chapter 43: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Tuning Applications and SQL Chapter 44: Case Studies in Tuning Chapter 45: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Oracle Application Server 10g Chapter 46: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Database Administration Chapter 47: The Hitchhiker's Guide to XML in Oracle Appendix: Alphabetical Reference
Kevin Loney (Wilmington, DE) is a consultant for TUSC and a veteran Oracle developer and DBA. He is among the most renowned members of the Oracle professional community and is a regular presenter at user group conferences.