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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.


  • What is SQL and What is it Used For?
  • Identifying table Structures
  • Using the Data Dictionary
  • Mandatory Clauses
  • SELECT and FROM Clauses
  • The WHERE Clause
  • Filtering data – including and excluding records
  • The ORDER BY Clause
  • Sorting operations
  • Numeric, Character, and Miscellaneous Functions
  • Group Functions SUM,AVG,COUNT,STDDEV
  • GROUP BY and HAVING Clauses
  • Standard Table Joins
  • Cartesian Products
  • Inner and Outer Joins
  • Self Referencing Table Joins
  • ANSI compliant statements
  • Queries within Queries
  • Basic Sub Queries correlated and uncorrelated
  • EXISTS and NOT EXISTS Clauses
  • Inserting Data Into Tables
  • Updating Data
  • Deleting Data
  • Saving your Queries
  • Generating SQL from SQL
  • Spooling Output
  • Substitution Variables.
  • Lexical and Bind variables
  • SQLPLUS environment settings
  • Page Settings
  • Page Titles
  • Page Numbering
  • Changing your password
  • Understanding Oracle data security.
  • Commit and Rollback
  • Table and Row Level Locking
  • Assigning your own Locking Level
  • Basic Performance Tuning
  • Table and Row Level Locking
  • Assigning your own Locking Level
Public Dates & Prices

There are currently no public dates for this course. This course can be run as a private course either at one of our training centers or at your offices. To get pricing for this use our quote wizard to generate a customised quote or call us on 0118 324 3000 to discuss your requirements.

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  • Noel was an excellent tutor. He did check all of the group was able to keep up and if there were any problems or questions of the attendants, he was always willing to help.

    Marianne Seager-Wincanton
  • This was a really good training, nicely paced, very useful and well presented. Thank you, Stuart!

    Joris Latinne-Oracle