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PL/SQL Programming

2 Day Course
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Course Information

Overview

This highly practical course is aimed at Oracle database developers or power users with existing SQL experience. It teaches how to utilize Oracle's procedural extensions (variables, conditionals, looping and cursors) to develop solutions with programming objects (stored procedures, user defined functions, packages and triggers).

Prerequisites

Prior SQL experience is assumed. Ideally (though not mandatory), attendees will have either attended, or have the skill set from our introductory or foundation level SQL courses.

Course Outline

1. PL/SQL Basics
  • PL/SQL in Context
  • Creating and Executing PL/SQL
  • PL/SQL Comments
  • Working with Blocks
  • Input and Output
2. Working with Variables and Constants
  • Declaring and Assigning Variables
  • Using Identifiers and Literals
  • Assigning values with DEFAULT and NOT NULL
  • Using SELECT INTO to assign values
  • Introducing %TYPE and %ROWTYPE
3. Conditions and Flow Control
  • IF-THEN
  • CASE
  • Looping
  • GOTO
  • Using Cursors
4. Stored Procedures and Functions
  • Introducing Procedures and Functions
  • Creating Procedures and Functions
  • Editing Procedures and Functions
  • Calling Procedures and Functions
  • Working with Parameters
  • Dropping Procedures and Functions
5. Error Handling
  • Predefined PL/SQL Exceptions
  • Using the Exception Handler
  • Declaring PL/SQL Exceptions
  • Scope and PL/SQL Exceptions
  • Continuing After Errors
6. More PL/SQL
  • Record Types and Collections
  • Bind Variables
  • Using Dynamic SQL
7. Working with Triggers
  • Triggers Explained
  • Types of Triggers
  • Firing Triggers: BEFORE, AFTER
  • Triggers and FOR EACH ROW
  • Triggers and Conditions
  • Enabled and Disabled Trigger Modes
  • Triggers and Error Conditions

Private Courses

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Cost Effective

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Post Course Support

Unlimited post course email support on the course topics.

What Our Clients Think

Course is well structured and instructor delivered the content, and more, perfectly. No question left unanswered, no theory unexplained.

Aidan Hamill - Intact Software

Very informative course, very useful tips on how to work with SQL Management Studio. A lot of SQL quirks explained, a lot of good examples.

Magdalena Piekarska - Veolia

This course was great, the trainer was very knowledgeable and has improved my knowledge considerably. The facilities are fantastic. Thank You!

Kurtis Fleming - HM Revenue & Customs

Really enjoyed this course. It delivered exactly what I wanted out it.

Malkit Singh - Regatta Ltd

A great course. The trainers experience and knowledge is a great asset.

Nancy Shering - Equinix Group Ltd

Very good at tailoring the course to my needs. Very individual and attentive.

Andrew Griffin - Blackfin

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