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Oracle Database 12c: Basic SQL

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Learn how to use SQL in an Oracle Database 12c environment. This beginner-level course shows how to query, select, filter, join, and manipulate Oracle data using SQL statements.

Mastering the SQL language is an essential skill for any Oracle professional and is the first step in becoming a true Oracle expert. As with any database platform, Oracle has its own take on the SQL language that builds on top of industry standards. In this course, Oracle instructor and consultant David Yahalom covers the basics required to code with SQL in an Oracle Database 12c environment. Learn how to select and filter data, and manipulate data using functions, including SUBSTR, UPPER, MIN, MAX, AVG, SUM, and more. Then find out how to combine data from two or more tables in a single statement with joins. Discover how to modify data with DML and DDL commands like DELETE and UPDATE, and group data with aggregate functions. David also provides an overview of advanced concepts, such as constraints and subqueries.

Note: This training course is appropriate for beginning database developers with no prior experience with SQL or Oracle.


  • Welcome
  • What you need to know
1. Introduction to SQL
  • What is SQL?
  • Database tables
  • Overview of table data types
  • SQL query structure
2. Preparing the Course Environment
  • Downloading the course VM
3. Using Oracle SQL Developer
  • Introduction to Oracle SQL Developer
  • Creating a connection to the database
  • Managing existing connections
  • Exploring database objects
  • Filtering specific objects
  • Using SQL Developer tabs
  • Viewing query output
  • Case sensitivity of SQL commands
  • Viewing SQL execution history
  • Query output as grid or script
4. Basic SELECT Queries
  • Writing your first SELECT query
  • Selecting only specific columns
  • Using WHERE to filter specific rows
  • Using multiple WHERE conditions
  • Using WHERE to filter partial strings
  • Using WHERE to filter numeric ranges
  • Using WHERE IN and NOT IN for strings
  • Using WHERE IN and NOT IN for numbers
  • Using WHERE to filter dates
  • Using WHERE to filter exact strings
  • Using DISTINCT to eliminate duplicates
  • Performing basic numeric calculations
  • Using column aliases
  • Describe the structure of a table
  • Using ORDER BY
5. String, Number, and Date Functions
  • Introduction to functions
  • Using LENGTH
  • Using CONCAT
  • Using LOWER and UPPER
  • Using INSTR
  • Using RPAD and LPAD
  • Using TO_CHAR to convert numbers
  • Using TO_CHAR to format DATE values
  • Using TO_CHAR to filter DATE values
  • The special Oracle DUAL table
  • Using ROUND
  • Using TRUNC
  • Using SYSDATE
  • Using ADD_MONTHS
6. Joining Table Data
  • Introduction to SQL joins
  • Joining data from tables
  • Joins with table aliases
  • Oracle join syntax vs. ANSI syntax
7. Manipulating Data
  • Introduction to DML and DDL commands
  • Creating a simple table
  • Inserting a new row to a table
  • Introduction to transactions
  • Deleting rows for a table
  • Updating values
  • Multiple-statement transactions
  • Truncating all data from a table
  • Adding and dropping columns from a table
8. Grouping Data
  • Introduction to aggregate functions
  • Using aggregate functions
  • Using GROUP BY
  • Using GROUP BY with MAX, MIN, and AVG
  • Using HAVING
9. Advanced Topics
  • Primary keys
  • NOT NULL constraints
  • Check constraints
  • Foreign key constraints
  • Subqueries
  • Next steps

Taught by

David Yahalom

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