The Definitive Guide. The Number 1 Book for SQL Plus Solutions & Syntax
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.
Jonathan Gennick is an O'Reilly Media, Inc. editor specializing in database and programming titles. Prior to joining O'Reilly, Jonathan amassed some 17 years of programming and database management experience. During the latter part of his career he specialized in relational database programming, and more recently in database management.