- Gives authoritative coverage from an expert team that includes the editor of the SQL-92 and SQL:1999 standards.
- Provides a general introduction to SQL that helps you understand its constituent parts, history, and place in the realm of computer languages.
- Explains SQL:1999's more sophisticated features, including advanced value expressions, predicates, advanced SQL query expressions, and support for active databases.
- Explores key issues for programmers linking applications to SQL databases.
- Provides guidance on troubleshooting, internationalization, and changes anticipated in the next version of SQL.
- Contains appendices devoted to database design, a complete SQL:1999 example, the standardization process, and more.
Database and Technology Foundations
Introduction to SQL:1999
Basic Table Creation and Data Manipulation
Basic Data Definition Language
Values, Basic Functions and Expressions
Advanced Value Expressions
Working with Multiple Tables
Advanced SQL Query Expressions
Constraints, Assertions, and Referential Integrity
Accessing SQL From the Real World
Privileges, Users, and Security
Connections and Remote Database Access
Routines and Routine Invocations
Dynamic SQL: 1999
Diagnostics and Error Management
Internationalization Aspects of SQL: 1999
A Look to the Future
Designing SQL:1999 Databases
An SQL:1999 Application Example
The SQL:1999 Annexes
Relevant Standards Bodies
The SQL Standardization Process
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.
Simon, Alan R.
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.