Oracle PL/SQL Programming
Author: Steven Feuerstein, Bill Pribyl
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Considered the best Oracle PL/SQL programming guide by the Oracle community, this definitive guide is precisely what you need to make the most of Oracle’s powerful procedural language. The sixth edition describes the features and capabilities of PL/SQL up through Oracle Database 12c Release 1. Hundreds of thousands of PL/SQL developers have benefited from this book over the last twenty years; this edition continues that tradition. With extensive code examples and a lively sense of humor, this book explains language fundamentals, explores advanced coding techniques, and offers best practices to help you solve real-world problems. Get PL/SQL programs up and running quickly, with clear instructions for executing, tracing, testing, debugging, and managing code Understand new 12.1 features, including the ACCESSIBLE_BY clause, WITH FUNCTION and UDF pragma, BEQUEATH CURRENT_USER for views, and new conditional compilation directives Take advantage of extensive code samples, from easy-to-follow examples to reusable packaged utilities Optimize PL/SQL performance with features like the function result cache and Oracle utilities such as PL/Scope and the PL/SQL hierarchical profiler Build modular, easy-to-maintain PL/SQL applications using packages, procedures, functions, and triggers
Master Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Application Development Develop, debug, and administer robust database programs. Filled with detailed examples and expert strategies from an Oracle ACE, Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Programming explains how to retrieve and process data, write PL/SQL statements, execute effective queries, incorporate PHP and Java, and work with dynamic SQL. Code testing, security, and object-oriented programming techniques are fully covered in this comprehensive Oracle Press guide. Explore new SQL and PL/SQL features in Oracle Database 12c Build control structures, cursors, and loop statements Work with collections, varrays, tables, and associative array collections Locate and repair errors and employ exception handlers Execute black box, white box, and integration tests Configure and manage stored packages and libraries Handle security with authentication and encryption Use LOBs to store text and multimedia content Write and implement PL/SQL and Java triggers Extend functionality using dynamic SQL statements Understand object types, nested tables, and unnesting queries
In this book, Steven Feuerstein, widely recognized as one of the world's experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language, distills his many years of programming, writing, and teaching about PL/SQL into a set of PL/SQL language "best practices"--rules for writing code that is readable, maintainable, and efficient. Too often, developers focus on simply writing programs that run without errors--and ignore the impact of poorly written code upon both system performance and their ability (and their colleagues' ability) to maintain that code over time.Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices is a concise, easy-to-use reference to Feuerstein's recommendations for excellent PL/SQL coding. It answers the kinds of questions PL/SQL developers most frequently ask about their code: How should I format my code? What naming conventions, if any, should I use? How can I write my packages so they can be more easily maintained? What is the most efficient way to query information from the database? How can I get all the developers on my team to handle errors the same way? The book contains 120 best practices, divided by topic area. It's full of advice on the program development process, coding style, writing SQL in PL/SQL, data structures, control structures, exception handling, program and package construction, and built-in packages. It also contains a handy, pull-out quick reference card. As a helpful supplement to the text, code examples demonstrating each of the best practices are available on the O'Reilly web site.Oracle PL/SQL Best Practices is intended as a companion to O'Reilly's larger Oracle PL/SQL books. It's a compact, readable reference that you'll turn to again and again--a book that no serious developer can afford to be without.
Be more productive with the Oracle PL/SQL language. The fifth edition of this popular pocket reference puts the syntax of specific PL/SQL language elements right at your fingertips, including features added in Oracle Database 12c. Whether you’re a developer or database administrator, when you need answers quickly, the Oracle PL/SQL Language Pocket Reference will save you hours of frustration with concise summaries of: Fundamental language elements, such as block structure, datatypes, and declarations Statements for program control, cursor management, and exception handling Records, procedures, functions, triggers, and packages Execution of PL/SQL functions in SQL Compilation options, object-oriented features, collections, and Java integration This handy pocket reference is a perfect companion to Steven Feuerstein and Bill Pribyl’s bestselling Oracle PL/SQL Programming.
Learning Oracle PL/SQL
Author: Bill Pribyl, Steven Feuerstein
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
"Learning Oracle PL/SQL" introduces PL/SQL in a way that's useful to a variety of audiences: beginning programmers, new Oracle database administrators, and developers familiar with other databases who now need to learn Oracle. A consistent and understandable example application--the development of a library's electronic catalog system--runs through the chapters.
Take Your PL/SQL Programming Skills to the Next Level Build robust database-centric PL/SQL applications quickly and effectively. Oracle Database 12c PL/SQL Advanced Programming Techniques shows you how to write and deploy Java libraries inside Oracle Database 12c, use the utl_file and DBMS_SCHEDULER packages, and create external tables and external procedures. Application security, performance tuning, and Oracle Database In-Memory are also covered in this Oracle Press guide. Configure, deploy, and troubleshoot Java libraries for Oracle object types Use the utl_file package to manage unstructured and structured data Develop and deploy Java I/O libraries and wrap them with PL/SQL Create and use external tables Implement high-speed data transfer Harden database systems and develop secure applications Manage complex schedules and jobs with the DBMS_SCHEDULER package Optimize PL/SQL for use in performance tuning Create and deploy external procedures Implement the Oracle Database In-Memory column store feature
Oracle PL/SQL by Example
Author: Benjamin Rosenzweig, Elena Rakhimov
Publisher: Pearson Education
This integrated learning solution teaches all the Oracle PL/SQL skills you need, hands-on, through real-world labs, extensive examples, exercises, and projects! Completely updated for Oracle 11g, Oracle PL/SQL by Example , Fourth Edition covers all the fundamentals, from PL/SQL syntax and program control through packages and Oracle 11g’s significantly improved triggers. One step at a time, you’ll walk through every key task, discovering the most important PL/SQL programming techniques on your own. Building on your hands-on learning, the authors share solutions that offer deeper insights and proven best practices. End-of-chapter projects bring together all the techniques you’ve learned, strengthening your understanding through real-world practice. This book’s approach fully reflects the authors’ award-winning experience teaching PL/SQL programming to professionals at Columbia University. New database developers and DBAs can use its step-by-step instructions to get productive fast; experienced PL/SQL programmers can use this book as a practical solutions reference. Coverage includes • Mastering basic PL/SQL concepts and general programming language fundamentals, and understanding SQL’s role in PL/SQL • Using conditional and iterative program control techniques, including the new CONTINUE and CONTINUE WHEN statements • Efficiently handling errors and exceptions • Working with cursors and triggers, including Oracle 11g’s powerful new compound triggers • Using stored procedures, functions, and packages to write modular code that other programs can execute • Working with collections, object-relational features, native dynamic SQL, bulk SQL, and other advanced PL/SQL capabilities • Handy reference appendices: PL/SQL formatting guide, sample database schema, ANSI SQL standards reference, and more
Master the advanced concepts of PL/SQL for professional-level certification and learn the new capabilities of Oracle Database 12c About This Book Learn advanced application development features of Oracle Database 12c and prepare for the 1Z0-146 examination Build robust and secure applications in Oracle PL/SQL using the best practices Packed with feature demonstrations and illustrations that will help you learn and understand the enhanced capabilities of Oracle Database 12c Who This Book Is For This book is for Oracle developers responsible for database management. Readers are expected to have basic knowledge of Oracle Database and the fundamentals of PL/SQL programming. Certification aspirants can use this book to prepare for 1Z0-146 examination in order to be an Oracle Certified Professional in Advanced PL/SQL. What You Will Learn Learn and understand the key SQL and PL/SQL features of Oracle Database 12c Understand the new Multitenant architecture and Database In-Memory option of Oracle Database 12c Know more about the advanced concepts of the Oracle PL/SQL language such as external procedures, securing data using Virtual Private Database (VPD), SecureFiles, and PL/SQL code tracing and profiling Implement Virtual Private Databases to prevent unauthorized data access Trace, analyze, profile, and debug PL/SQL code while developing database applications Integrate the new application development features of Oracle Database 12c with the current concepts Discover techniques to analyze and maintain PL/SQL code Get acquainted with the best practices of writing PL/SQL code and develop secure applications In Detail Oracle Database is one of the most popular databases and allows users to make efficient use of their resources and to enhance service levels while reducing the IT costs incurred. Oracle Database is sometimes compared with Microsoft SQL Server, however, Oracle Database clearly supersedes SQL server in terms of high availability and addressing planned and unplanned downtime. Oracle PL/SQL provides a rich platform for application developers to code and build scalable database applications and introduces multiple new features and enhancements to improve development experience. Advanced Oracle PL/SQL Developer's Guide, Second Edition is a handy technical reference for seasoned professionals in the database development space. This book starts with a refresher of fundamental concepts of PL/SQL, such as anonymous block, subprograms, and exceptions, and prepares you for the upcoming advanced concepts. The next chapter introduces you to the new features of Oracle Database 12c, not limited to PL/SQL. In this chapter, you will understand some of the most talked about features such as Multitenant and Database In-Memory. Moving forward, each chapter introduces advanced concepts with the help of demonstrations, and provides you with the latest update from Oracle Database 12c context. This helps you to visualize the pre- and post-applications of a feature over the database releases. By the end of this book, you will have become an expert in PL/SQL programming and will be able to implement advanced concepts of PL/SQL for efficient management of Oracle Database. Style and approach The book follows the structure of the Oracle Certification examination but doesn't restrict itself to the exam objectives. Advanced concepts have been explained in an easy-to-understand style, supported with feature demonstrations and case illustrations.
Design Feature-Rich PL/SQL Applications Deliver dynamic, client/server PL/SQL applications with expert guidance from an Oracle programming professional. With full coverage of the latest features and tools, Oracle Database 11g PL/SQL Programming lays out each topic alongside detailed explanations, cut-and-paste syntax examples, and real-world case studies. Access and modify database information, construct powerful PL/SQL statements, execute effective queries, and deploy bulletproof security. You'll also learn how to implement C, C++, and Java procedures, Web-enable your database, cut development time, and optimize performance. Create, debug, and manage Oracle-driven PL/SQL programs Use PL/SQL structures, delimiters, operators, variables, and statements Identify and eliminate errors using PLSQL_WARNINGS and exception handlers Work with functions, procedures, packages, collections, and triggers Define and deploy varray, nested table, and associative array data types Handle external routines, object types, large objects, and secure files Communicate between parallel sessions using DBMS_ALERT and DBMS_PIPE Call external procedures through Oracle Net Services and PL/SQL wrappers Integrate internal and server-side Java class libraries using Oracle JVM Develop robust Web applications using PL/SQL Gateway and Web Toolkit
Oracle PL/SQL Programming
Author: Steven Feuerstein, Andrew Odewahn
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Written by one of the world's leading experts on the Oracle PL/SQL language, this text offers extensive exercises in all skill levels covering major features of the language. Also provides a primer to the PL/SQL language.
A complete reference to the accelerated programming tools built into the PL/SQL language, including those new to Oracle 8, is paired with a diskette providing easy access to the source code and document files developed by the authors. Original. (Advanced).
This book is packed with real world examples that cover all the advanced features of PL/SQL. In turn, each major certification topic is covered in a separate chapter that makes understanding concepts easier. At the end of each chapter, you will find plenty of practice questions to strengthen and test your learning.If you are a PL/SQL developer looking for deeper insight and a move from mid-level programmer to professional database developer, then this is the best guide for you. This book is also an ideal guide for all the Associate level PL/SQL programmers who are preparing for the Professional 1Z0-146 certification. This book assumes you have prior knowledge of PL/SQL programming.
Learn how to most effectively use PL/SQL programming language with one of the most popular and widely-used software programs in large companies today -- Oracle11g. ORACLE 11G: PL/SQL PROGRAMMING & ORACLE CD, 2E uses Oracle 11g to provide an overview of the PL/SQL programming language from a developer's perspective. The author begins with a step-by-step expanded introduction to fundamental PL/SQL concepts before progressing to the writing and testing of PL/SQL code. This edition also covers more advanced topics, such as Dynamic SQL and code tuning, as well as developments in bulk processing, compound triggers, PL/SQL compiler features and hiding source code. Updates reflect the latest Oracle 11g release with the most recent figures and examples using the user-friendly SQL Developer tool. A wealth of real-world examples, a straightforward presentation, and accompanying Oracle CD make this book is an invaluable resource in preparing for the new Oracle Certification exam or mastering the PL/SQL programming language with Oracle. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Master the Fundamentals of Oracle Database 12c Filled with easy-to-follow tutorials, this Oracle Press guide provides detailed coverage of core database concepts, the role of the administrator, and enterprise database capabilities. Oracle Database 12c: Install, Configure & Maintain Like a Professional walks you through database configuration, administration, programming, backup and recovery, and high availability. You'll get in-depth introductions to SQL and PL/SQL as well as important information on managing large databases and using Oracle's engineered systems. This essential beginner's resource features: Critical Skills--Lists of specific skills covered in each chapter Projects--Practical exercises that show how to apply the critical skills learned in each chapter Progress Checks--Quick self-assessment sections to check your progress Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with helpful tips Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered Mastery Checks--Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge
PL/SQL is the Oracle Procedural Language extension of SQL. PL/SQL is integrated within the Oracle database. A PL/SQL program can have both SQL statements and procedural statements. In the program, the SQL statements are used to access sets of data stored in a database, while the procedural statements are used to process individual piece of data and control the program flow, by applying, for example, the PL/SQL's if-then-else and looping structures. This book, Oracle PL/SQL Programming Fundamentals By Examples, is for PL/SQL beginners. If you have no prior or limited skill of PL/SQL, and you want to learn the Oracle PL/SQL programming language the practical way, then this book is perfect for you. When you finish reading the book and trying its examples, you would have equipped yourself with PL/SQL fundamental skills to start writing some PL/SQL programs for a real-world development project. Source codes listing of the examples are included in the Appendix of the book.