Can someone recommend a good SQL book?

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Can someone recommend a good SQL book?

Postby DelPen on Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:54 pm

I need to expand my knowledge a bit. I would need a book that takes you from novice to some advanced stuff, specefically report generation.
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Postby Admin on Sun Feb 05, 2006 4:33 pm

I'm a big fan of O'Reilly's series of computer books. Here is their SQL line-up:

http://databases.oreilly.com/
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Postby MrKnowNothing on Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:15 pm

Yeah. O'Reilly books are great.

I haven't really gotten this far yet, but someone in my programming class was looking for an SQL book. I guess that doesn't help much.
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Postby schreibdog on Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:29 pm

If you're looking to do SQL Server Programming, I would HIGHLY suggest the SQL Server Unleashed book. I've had one for version 7.0 and used it a ton...one of the best investments I've made for a book
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/067232 ... oding=UTF8

If you're doing Oracle work, I'd recommend the PL/SQL Complete Reference book. Another very detailed book...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/007222 ... e&n=283155

If you're doing MySQL, the Core MySQL book has come in handy for me. But, I believe it's as of version 4.1 (book was written in Dec. 01). If you're looking for a 5.0 release, I'm not sure where to point you to:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/013066 ... e&n=283155

I know the SQL and Oracle books are a bit expensive, but they were very much worth it to me. Might want to check out half.com to see if someone's selling a used copy for cheap.


Hope that helps!
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Postby Peter on Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:52 pm

what is SQL?
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Postby schreibdog on Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:53 pm

Peter wrote:what is SQL?

SQL is a programming language to interact with databases. I believe it stands for "Structured Query Langauge"
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