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SQL: 1999 by Jim Melton
Book DescriptionThis book is the best way to make the leap from SQL-92 to SQL:1999, but it is much more than just a simple bridge between the two. The latest from celebrated SQL experts Jim Melton and Alan Simon, "SQL:1999" is a comprehensive, eminently practical account of SQL's latest incarnation and a potent distillation of the details required to put it to work. Written to accommodate both novice and experienced SQL users, "SQL:1999" focuses on the language's capabilities, from the basic to the advanced, and the ways that real applications take advantage of them. Throughout, the authors illustrate features and techniques with clear and often entertaining references to their own custom database, which can be downloaded from the companion Web site. It gives authoritative coverage from an expert team that includes the editor of the SQL-92 and SQL:1999 standards. It provides a general introduction to SQL that helps you understand its constituent parts, history, and place in the realm of computer languages. It explains SQL:1999's more sophisticated features, including advanced value expressions, predicates, advanced SQL query expressions, and support for active databases. It explores key issues for programmers linking applications to SQL databases. It provides guidance on troubleshooting, internationalization, and changes anticipated in the next version of SQL. It contains appendices devoted to database design, a complete SQL:1999 example, the standardization process, and more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781558604568
(244mm x 170mm x 46mm)
Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 30-May-2001
Country of Publication: United States
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Advanced SQL 1999, Paperback (September 2002)» View all books by Jim Melton
Details SQL:1999's object facilities, including structured user-defined types, typed tables, user-defined routines, and routine invocation. Serving as a guide to this standard's practical application, this title focuses on the issues that matter to programmers who are connecting applications to databases.
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Author Biography - Jim Melton
Jim Melton is editor of all parts of ISO/IEC 9075 (SQL) and is a representative for database standards at Oracle Corporation. Since 1986, he has been his company's representative to ANSI INCITS Technical Committee H2 for Database and a US representative to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC32/WG3 (Database Languages). In addition, Jim has participated in the W3C's XML Query Working Group since 1998 and is currently co-Chair of that Working Group. He is also Chair of the WG's Full-Text Task Force, co-Chair of the Update Language Task Force, and co-editor of two XQuery-related specifications. He is the author of several SQL books. Alan Simon is a leading authority on data warehousing and database technology. He is the author of 26 books, including the previous edition of this book and the forthcoming Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence for e-Commerce, available from Morgan Kaufmann Publishers in early 2001. He currently provides data warehousing-related consulting services to clients.
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