Oracle SQL Part 1: Introduction

3 Day Instructor-led
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Course Information


At the end of the course the delegate should be able to :

  • Understand Oracle terminology.
  • Insert, update, and delete data from Oracle tables.
  • Produce query output from oracle data.
  • Understand and use the data dictionary.
  • Format queries in to Reports.

Target Student

The course is suitable for any personnel involved in the maintenance of Oracle applications and databases who have little or no knowledge of SQL.and who wish to construct their own queries and reports as well as basic update, insert and delete operations. The course is a pre-requisite for the Database Administration and PL/SQL range of courses.


A reasonable degree of computer literacy is required. No previous knowledge of SQL is required.

Course Outline

1. Introduction to SQL.
  • What is SQL and What is it Used For?
  • Identifying table Structures
  • Using the Data Dictionary
2. The SELECT Statement
  • Mandatory Clauses
  • SELECT and FROM Clauses
  • The WHERE Clause
  • Filtering data – including and excluding records
  • The ORDER BY Clause
  • Sorting operations
3. Using Functions to convert, format and summarize data.
  • Numeric, Character, and Miscellaneous Functions
  • Group Functions SUM,AVG,COUNT,STDDEV
  • GROUP BY and HAVING Clauses
4. Joining Tables.
  • Standard Table Joins
  • Cartesian Products
  • Inner and Outer Joins
  • Self Referencing Table Joins
  • ANSI compliant statements
5. Basic Sub-queries.
  • Queries within Queries
  • Basic Sub Queries correlated and uncorrelated
  • EXISTS and NOT EXISTS Clauses
6. Data Manipulation
  • Inserting Data Into Tables
  • Updating Data
  • Deleting Data
7. Creating Simple Scripts and Saving Output.
  • Saving your Queries
  • Generating SQL from SQL
  • Spooling Output
  • Substitution Variables.
  • Lexical and Bind variables
8. Report Formatting.
  • SQLPLUS environment settings
  • Page Settings
  • Page Titles
  • Page Numbering
9. Users, Privileges and Synonyms and Security.
  • Changing your password
  • Understanding Oracle data security.
10. able Locking.
  • Commit and Rollback
  • Table and Row Level Locking
  • Assigning your own Locking Level
11. SQL*Plus Performance Tuning, using Explain Plan
  • Basic Performance Tuning
  • Table and Row Level Locking
  • Assigning your own Locking Level
12. Export Report Using SQL Developer**

Dates & Availability

We currently don’t have any dates scheduled for this training course but offer it as a corporate, private course for your own team.

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Post Course Support

Unlimited post course email support on the course topics.

What Our Clients Think

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