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Oracle Net8 Configuration and Troubleshooting

by Jonathan Gennick Hugo Toledo

Describes everything DBAs need to know to install configure, tune, and troubleshoot Net8, Oracle's networking technology. It covers the Oracle Internet Directory (OID), Oracle Names; the Multi-Threaded Server (MTS); and the Oracle Connection Manager, as well as the Oracle networking utilities (lsnctl, namesctl, cmctl, tnsping, Net8 Assistant, Net8 Easy Config, and Net8 Configuration Assistant). In addition, it provides networking troubleshooting techniques, commonly encountered Net8 configuration problems,

Oracle Regular Expressions Pocket Reference

by Jonathan Gennick Peter Linsley

Support for regular expressions in SQL and PL/SQL is one of the most exciting features of Oracle Database 10G. Oracle has long supported the ANSI-standard LIKE predicate for rudimentary pattern matching, but regular expressions take pattern matching to a new level. They provide a powerful way to select data that matches a pattern, as well as to manipulate, rearrange, and change that data. This concise pocket guide is part tutorial and part quick-reference. It's suitable for those who have never used regular expressions before, as well as those who have experience with Perl and other languages supporting regular expressions. The book describes Oracle Database 10G's support for regular expressions, including globalization support and differences between Perl's syntax and the POSIX syntax supported by Oracle 10G. It also provides a comprehensive reference, including examples, to all supported regular expression operators, functions, and error messages. O'Reilly's Pocket References have become a favorite among developers and database administrators everywhere. By providing a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand. Whether you're using regular expressions for the first time or applying your skills from other languages to the latest version of Oracle, the Oracle Regular Expressions Pocket Reference is the book to have close by.

Oracle SQL*Loader: The Definitive Guide

by Jonathan Gennick Sanjay Mishra

Despite the wide availability and use of SQL*Loader, few Oracle DBAs and developers know how powerful it really is. This book describes all of SQL*Loader's functions, including how to construct the necessary control files, load different types of data, and get the best performance. It covers the newest SQL*Loader features--the loading of large object (LOB) columns and the new object types (nested tables, varying arrays, and object tables).

Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide

by Jonathan Gennick

Despite its wide availability and usage, few developers and DBAs have mastered the true power of Oracle SQL*Plus. This bestselling book--now updated for Oracle 10g--is the only in-depth guide to this interactive query tool for writing SQL scripts. It's an essential resource for any Oracle user. The new second edition of Oracle SQLPlus: The Definitive Guide clearly describes how to perform, step-by-step, all of the tasks that Oracle developers and DBAs want to perform with SQLPlus--and maybe some you didn't realize you could perform. With Oracle SQLPlus: The Definitive Guide, you'll expertly: write and execute script files generate ad hoc reports extract data from the database query the data dictionary tables customize an SQLPlus environment and much more It also includes a handy quick reference to all of its syntax options and an often-requested chapter on SQL itself, along with a clear, concise, and complete introduction. This book is truly the definitive guide to SQLPlus. It's an indispensable resource for those who are new to SQLPlus, a task-oriented learning tool for those who are already using it, and an immediately useful quick reference for every user. If you want to leverage the full power and flexibility of this popular Oracle tool, you'll need this book.

Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition

by Jonathan Gennick

Despite its wide availability and usage, few developers and DBAs have mastered the true power of Oracle SQL*Plus. This bestselling book--now updated for Oracle 10g--is the only in-depth guide to this interactive query tool for writing SQL scripts. It's an essential resource for any Oracle user. The new second edition of Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide clearly describes how to perform, step-by-step, all of the tasks that Oracle developers and DBAs want to perform with SQL*Plus--and maybe some you didn't realize you could perform. With Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide , you'll expertly: write and execute script files generate ad hoc reports extract data from the database query the data dictionary tables customize an SQL*Plus environment and much more It also includes a handy quick reference to all of its syntax options and an often-requested chapter on SQL itself, along with a clear, concise, and complete introduction. This book is truly the definitive guide to SQL*Plus. It's an indispensable resource for those who are new to SQL*Plus, a task-oriented learning tool for those who are already using it, and an immediately useful quick reference for every user. If you want to leverage the full power and flexibility of this popular Oracle tool, you'll need this book.

Oracle SQL*Plus Pocket Reference

by Jonathan Gennick

This pocket reference provides quick reference information that will help you use SQL*Plus, Oracle's interactive query tool. It summarizes all of the SQL*Plus syntax, including the syntax for new Oracle8 i release 8.1.6 features. SQL*Plus is available at every Oracle site--from the largest data warehouse to the smallest single-user system--and it's a critical tool for virtually every Oracle user. Despite its wide use, few developers and DBAs know how powerful a tool SQL*Plus can be. This book boils down the most vital information from Gennick's best-selling book, Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide , into an accessible summary. It concisely describes interacting with SQL*Plus, selecting data, formatting reports with SQL*Plus, and tuning SQL queries. It also contains quick references to the SQL*Plus commands and format elements. This book is an indispensable companion to O'Reilly bestselling book, Oracle SQL*Plus: The Definitive Guide , but it does not replace it; the larger book is truly the definitive guide, suitable for readers at all levels of expertise. The definitive guide describes the many tasks that SQL*Plus can perform, and provides a tutorial on many SQL*Plus topics. But this quick reference is an excellent, portable resource for readers who want a pocket-sized summary of SQL*Plus capabilities and a reminder of how to issue specific commands and formatting options for SQL*Plus. Table of Contents: Interacting with SQL*Plus Selecting Data Formatting Reports Tuning SQL SQL*Plus Format Elements SQL*Plus Command Reference

Oracle SQL*Plus Pocket Reference, 2nd Edition

by Jonathan Gennick

The new 2nd edition of our Oracle SQL*Plus Pocket Reference includes many new features for Oracle9 i (e.g., COALESCE function, searched CASE expressions, new table join syntax, partition operations, MERGE statement, and syntax changes in existing SQL*Plus statements such as ACCEPT, DESRIBE, HELP, and SET) It also adds sections on basic SQL (a much-requested feature): INSERT, DELETE, UPDATE, SELECT, and transaction management. The pocket reference size is especially appropriate for this particular subject, s

SQL Pocket Guide

by Jonathan Gennick

If you're a programmer or database administrator who uses SQL in your day-to-day work, this popular pocket guide is the ideal on-the-job reference. You'll find many examples that address the language's complexity, along with key aspects of SQL used in IBM DB2 Release 9.7, MySQL 5.1, Oracle Database 11g Release 2, PostgreSQL 9.0, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Release 2. SQL Pocket Guide describes how these database systems implement SQL syntax for querying, managing transactions, and making changes to data. It also shows how the systems use SQL functions, regular expression syntax, and type conversion functions and formats. All example SQL statements in this book execute against a set of tables, with data that you can quickly download. The third edition covers important database changes, including: Oracle's support of the recursive WITH syntax, and addition of PIVOT and UNPIVOT operators Functions new to Oracle, such as LISTAGG, NTH_VALUE, and more PostgreSQL's support of recursive WITH and some window functions DB2 syntax and datatypes, some compatible with Oracle MySQL features such as the TIMESTAMP type and the TO_SECONDS function

SQL Pocket Guide, 2nd Edition

by Jonathan Gennick

SQL is the language of databases. It's used to create and maintain database objects, place data into those objects, query the data, modify the data, and, finally, delete data that is no longer needed. Databases lie at the heart of many, if not most business applications. Chances are very good that if you're involved with software development, you're using SQL to some degree. And if you're using SQL, you should own a good reference or two. Now available in an updated second edition, our very popular SQL Pocket Guide is a major help to programmers, database administrators, and everyone who uses SQL in their day-to-day work. The SQL Pocket Guide is a concise reference to frequently used SQL statements and commonly used SQL functions. Not just an endless collection of syntax diagrams, this portable guide addresses the language's complexity head on and leads by example. The information in this edition has been updated to reflect the latest versions of the most commonly used SQL variants including: * Oracle Database 10g, Release 2 (including the free Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (XE)) * Microsoft SQL Server 2005 * MySQL 5 * IBM DB2 8.2 * PostreSQL 8.1 database

Transact-SQL Cookbook

by Jonathan Gennick Ales Spetic

This unique cookbook contains a wealth of solutions to problems that SQL programmers face all the time. The recipes inside range from how to perform simple tasks, like importing external data, to ways of handling issues that are more complicated, like set algebra. Authors Ales Spetic and Jonathan Gennick, two authorities with extensive database and SQL programming experience, include a discussion with each recipe to explain the logic and concepts underlying the solution. SQL (Structured Query Language) is the closest thing to a standard query language that currently exists, and Transact-SQL -- a full-featured programming language that dramatically extends the power of SQL -- is the procedural language of choice for both Microsoft SQL Server and Sybase SQL Server systems. The Transact-SQL Cookbook is designed so you can use the recipes directly, as a source of ideas, or as a way to learn a little more about SQL and what you can do with it. Topics covered include: Audit logging. In addition to recipes for implementing an audit log, this chapter also includes recipes for: improving performance where large log tables are involved; supporting multiple-languages; and simulating server push. Hierarchies. Recipes show you how to manipulate hierarchical data using Transact-SQL. Importing data. This chapter introduces concepts like normalization and recipes useful for working with imported data tables. Sets. Recipes demonstrate different operations, such as how to find common elements, summarize the data in a set, and find the element in a set that represents an extreme. Statistics. This chapter?s recipes show you how to effectively use SQL for common statistical operations from means and standard deviations to weighted moving averages. Temporal data. Recipes demonstrate how to construct queries against time-based data. Data Structures. This chapter shows how to manipulate data structures like stacks, queues, matrices, and arrays. With an abundance of recipes to help you get your job done more efficiently, the Transact-SQL Cookbook is sure to become an essential part of your library.

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