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Beginning SQL Queries

From Novice to Professional

Authors: Churcher, Clare

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  • Broad appeal – Developers, web designers, database administrators, even power users working with Microsoft Access need to know something of SQL
  • Clarity – Author's previous book, Beginning Database Design, has established her as someone who writes with exceptional clarity about database topics
  • Succinctness – Beginning Queries with SQL does not waste readers' time. It covers the ground in far fewer pages than do competing books
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About this book

Get started on mastering the one language binding the entire database industry. That language is SQL, and how it works is must-have knowledge for anyone involved with relational databases, and surprisingly also for anyone involved with NoSQL databases. SQL is universally used in querying and reporting on large data sets in order to generate knowledge to drive business decisions.

Good knowledge of SQL is crucial to anyone working with databases, because it is with SQL that you retrieve data, manipulate data, and generate business results. Every relational database supports SQL for its expressiveness in writing queries underlying reports and business intelligence dashboards. Knowing how to write good queries is the foundation for all work done in SQL, and it is a foundation that Clare Churcher's book, Beginning SQL Queries, 2nd Edition, lays well.


What You Will Learn
  • Write simple queries to extract data from a single table
  • Combine data from many tables into one business result using set operations
  • Translate natural language questions into database queries providing meaningful information to the business
  • Avoid errors associated with duplicated and null values
  • Summarize data with amazing ease using the newly-added feature of window functions
  • Tackle tricky queries with confidence that you are generating correct results
  • Investigate and understand the effects of indexes on the efficiency of queries
Who This Book Is For

Beginning SQL Queries, 2nd Edition is aimed at intelligent laypeople who need to extract information from a database, and at developers and other IT professionals who are new to SQL. The book is especially useful for business intelligence analysts who must ask more complex questions of their database than their GUI–based reporting software supports. Such people might be business owners wanting to target specific customers, scientists and students needing to extract subsets of their research data, or end users wanting to make the best use of databases for their clubs and societies.

About the authors

Clare Churcher (B.Sc. (Hons), Ph.D.(physics)) has designed several databases for a variety of large and small projects. She is a currently a Senior Lecturer and Development Manager for Applied IT at Tai Poutini Polytechnic.   She spent two years as a Business Analyst for a large international software development company, and prior to that nearly two decades as a senior faculty member of the Applied Computing Group at Lincoln University where her teaching included Analysis and Design, Database, and Programming papers. In 2006 she won a Lincoln University Excellence in Teaching Award.  She has supervised over 70 undergraduate projects designing databases for small projects.

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Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1955-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $29.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-1954-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beginning SQL Queries
Book Subtitle
From Novice to Professional
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Clare Churcher
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-1955-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-1955-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-1954-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXII, 234
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 142 illustrations in colour
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