As dynamic, database-driven Web sites become the standard, more and more nonprogrammers are being forced to create and edit database objects. With SQL and this task-based guide to it, they can--no programming experience required! After going over the relational database model and SQL syntax in the first few chapters, veteran author Chris Fehily immediately launches into the tasks that will get readers comfortable with SQL. In addition to covering all the SQL basics, this thoroughly updated reference contains a wealth of brand-new information--from new chapters on set operations and common tasks to wellplaced Optimization Tip sidebars, added IBM DB2 coverage, and a slew of new appendixes (Advanced Features, Resources, Key Words, Syntax Quick Reference, Glossary). Best of all, the book's companion Web site includes the sample database used in all of the book's examples so that readers can put their knowledge to work on a real database immediately.
Chris Fehily is a writer and consultant living in San Francisco.