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Using PL/SQL for Oracle Database 12c, you can build solutions that deliver unprecedented performance and efficiency in any environment, including the cloud. Oracle® PL/SQL by Example, Fifth Edition, teaches all the PL/SQL skills you’ll need, through real-world labs, extensive examples, exercises, and projects. Now fully updated for the newest version of PL/SQL, it covers everything from basic syntax and program control through the latest optimization and security enhancements.

 

Step by step, you’ll walk through every key task, mastering today’s most valuable Oracle 12cPL/SQL programming techniques on your own. Start by downloading projects and exercises from informit.com/title/0133796787. Once you’ve done an exercise, the authors don’t just present the answer: They offer an in-depth discussion introducing deeper insights and modern best practices.

 

This book’s approach fully reflects the authors’ award-winning experience teaching PL/SQL to professionals at Columbia University. New database developers and DBAs can use it to get productive fast; experienced PL/SQL programmers will find it to be a superb Oracle Database 12csolutions reference.

 

New in This Edition

  • Updated code examples throughout
  • Result-caching of invoker’s right functions for better performance
  • Extended support for PL/SQL-only data types in dynamic SQL, OCI, and JDBC
  • Security enhancements, including ACCESSIBLE BY whitelists, improved privilege control, and Invisible Columns

 

Other topics covered

  • Mastering basic PL/SQL concepts and language fundamentals, and understanding SQL’s role in PL/SQL
  • Using conditional and iterative program control, including CONTINUE and CONTINUE WHEN
  • Efficiently handling errors and exceptions
  • Working with cursors and triggers, including compound triggers
  • Using stored procedures, functions, and packages to write modular code that other programs can run
  • Working with collections, object-relational features, native dynamic SQL, bulk SQL, and other advanced features

 

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