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Oracle SQL Advanced

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.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Retrieving Data Using Correlated Subqueries, In-Line Views and Multi-Column Subqueries
  • Using the WITH Clause
  • Inserting and Updating Rows Using Complex Subqueries
  • Creating Hierarchical Queries
  • Creating Analytic Queries
  • Using ROLLUP, CUBE and GROUPING SETS Group By Enhancements
  • Implementing the GROUPING and GROUPING_ID Functions
  • Managing Large Data Sets
  • Inserting Data Conditionally and Unconditionally
  • Merging Rows in a Table
  • Creating TIMESTAMP and INTERVAL Datatypes
  • Using TIMESTAMP, TIMEZONE and INTERVAL Functions and Literals
  • Using Regular Expressions and Implementing Related Functions
  • Managing Objects with the Data Dictionary
  • Managing Schema Objects
  • Performing Flashback Operations
  • Creating and Using External Tables
  • Controlling User Access to Database Objects

Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone who needs to use the more advanced features of SQL to improve their productivity in querying and updating an Oracle database.

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Learning Objectives

Course Objectives

To provide the skills needed to use the more advanced features of Oracle SQL.

Pre-Requisites

Requirements

Delegates should have attended the Oracle SQL course or have a similar level of experience.

Pre-Requisite Courses

  • Oracle SQL

Follow-On Courses

  • Oracle 12c SQL Performance Tuning
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 DBA - Part I
  • Oracle Database 12c Administration
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Course Content

Day 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: ACCESS CONTROL

  • System Privileges and Roles
  • Create Users
  • Alter User Details
  • Grant and Revoke Object Privileges

Session 2: 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

Session 3: HIERARCHICAL QUERIES

  • Hierarchical data
  • The START WITH and CONNECT BY clauses
  • The LEVEL pseudo-column
  • Sequencing the output
  • Eliminating nodes and branches

Session 4: ENHANCED GROUPING FEATURES

  • Review of basic grouping concepts
  • The ROLLUP and CUBE extensions
  • The GROUPING SETS extension
  • Using the GROUPING and GROUPING_ID functions

Session 5: ANALYTIC QUERIES

  • Ranking functions
  • The NTILE and WIDTH_BUCKET functions
  • Analytic Aggregate functions
  • The FIRST and LAST Value functions
  • The LEAG and LAG Functions
  • The LISTAGG Function

Session 6: 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

Day 2

Session 7: FLASHBACK TECHNOLOGY

  • Flashback Query
  • The AS Clause
  • Flashback Table
  • Flashback Drop

Session 8: REGULAR EXPRESSION SUPPORT

  • Regular Expression Notation
  • Character matching
  • Repetition operators
  • Sub expression grouping
  • Regular expression functions

Session 9:MANAGE OBJECTS WITH THE DATA DICTIONARY

  • The Data Dictionary
  • Useful Data Dictionary Tables
  • Using the Data Dictionary

Session 10: ADVANCED SCHEMA MANAGEMENT

  • Virtual columns
  • Invisible columns
  • Default values for table columns
  • Function Based Indexes
  • Creating and Using External Tables

Session 11: 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

Exams & Certification

Examinations

Together with the Oracle SQL course,  the Oracle SQL Advanced course covers the major topics required for the following Oracle examination:

  • Oracle Database SQL Fundamentals 1Z0-071

Before taking this 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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