Duration: 2 Days
Software Assurance Value:
The primary objective of this course is to provide an introduction to the PL/SQL database programming language, based upon the latest features available with the Oracle database. Syntax, structure and features of the language are discussed in the context of database applications and programming.
Specific subject areas to be explored and objectives to be reached are:
Understand the environment and context in which PL/SQL operates.
Consider the advantages and benefits of PL/SQL within a database environment.
Declaring program variables and complex data types.
Developing logic within PL/SQL program blocks.
Fetching data from the database into program variables.
Returning program output to users.
Handling program exceptions.
Using explicit and implicit database cursors.
Using the advanced features of nested blocks and subprograms.
How to take advantage of advanced features such as regular expression support and the handling of string literals within program code.
Target audience for this course is all Oracle professionals. Among the specific groups for whom this course will be helpful are:
Application designers and developers
Business users and non-technical senior end users
CHOOSING A SQL & PL/SQL INTERFACE
USING SQL DEVELOPER
USING APPLICATION EXPRESS
USING JDEVELOPER STUDIO
STRUCTURE OF A PL/SQL PROGRAM BLOCK
USING PL/SQL FROM SQL*PLUS
ABOUT THE DECLARE CLAUSE
DECLARE SIMPLE TYPES
DECLARE COMPLEX TYPES
TYPE ... TABLE
TYPE ... RECORD
ABOUT THE BEGIN CLAUSE
PERFORMING DATA MANIPULATION
LOGIC CONTROL & BRANCHING
ABOUT THE EXCEPTION CLAUSE
ISOLATING THE SPECIFIC EXCEPTION
SQL%ROWCOUNT & SELECT...INTO
ABOUT EXPLICIT CURSORS
ADVANCED CURSOR TECHNIQUES
ADVANCED PROGRAMMING: DECLARED SUBPROGRAMS
ora11g001, Oracle Database 11G: SQL Fundamentals � Complete Library, is a mandatory prerequisite for this course