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Oracle® SQL Advanced

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Course Content

Course Aims

The Oracle SQL Advanced course is designed to give delegates practical experience in using some of the more advanced features of Oracle SQL. Additional datatypes and the use of advanced SQL functions and expressions are covered together with enhanced table handling features.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who needs to use the more advanced features of SQL to improve their productivity in querying and updating an Oracle database.
Delegates should have attended the Oracle SQL course or have a similar level of experience,

Course Outline

Retrieve Data Using Subqueries
• ANY, ALL or SOME Operators  • Correlated Subqueries  • In-Line Views  • The Exists Operator  • The WITH Clause  • Multi-Column Subqueries  • Insert and Update Using a Query  • Correlated Update and Delete 
Hierarchical Queries
• Hierarchical data  • The START WITH and CONNECT BY clauses  • The LEVEL pseudo-column  • Sequencing the output  • Eliminating nodes and branches 
Enhanced Grouping Features
• Review of basic grouping concepts  • The ROLLUP and CUBE extensions  • The GROUPING SETS extension  • Using the GROUPING and GROUPING_ID functions 
Manage Large Data Sets
• Multi-table Inserts  • Conditional and Unconditional Inserts  • Merging Data into a Table  • Table and View Based Merge  • A Sub Query Based Merge 
Flashback Technology
• Flashback Query  • The AS Clause  • Flashback Table  • Flashback Drop 
Date, Time and Timezone Support
• Date, Timestamp and Interval datatypes  • Handling dates and times  • Handling intervals  • Date, timestamp and interval functions and literals  • Related NLS parameters 
Regular Expression Support
• Regular Expression Notation  • Character matching  • Repetition operators  • Sub expression grouping  • Regular expression functions 
Manage Objects With The Data Dictionary
• The Data Dictionary  • Useful Data Dictionary Tables  • Using the Data Dictionary 
Manage Schema Objects
• Column Operations  • Constraint Operations  • Creating and Dropping Indexes  • B-Tree Indexes  • Function Based Indexes  • Descending Indexes  • Creating and Using External Tables 
Access Control
• System Privileges and Roles  • Create Users  • Alter User Details  • Grant and Revoke Object Privileges  


Together with the Oracle SQL course, the Oracle SQL Advanced course covers the major topics required for the following Oracle examinations: Introduction to Oracle9i: SQL (1Z0-007) and Oracle Database SQL Expert (IZ0-047).
Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Oracle website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.
Exams are not included as part of the course.

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