Guide to Oracle SQL (University at Buffalo Version)
I developed this guide as a way to present Oracle database concepts and SQL*Plus to an advanced database programming course. While teaching "Database Programming" (CIS411) at Buffalo State College for a few semesters I have researched and used quite a few different SQL textbooks. Most of these textbooks covered the SQL and database topics well enough but they tended to be written with a general audience in mind. I needed to supplement these textbooks with numerous lecture notes specific to the SQLPlus environment.
This course has some knowledge of database concepts as pre-requisites. In reality, about 25% of my students each semester were at the beginning level and the rest were at a more advanced level already.
I'd like to acknowlegde my colleague, Andrew Garrity, for sharing his curriculum and knowledge with our students and me.
This guide is intended for you to learn about the Oraccle database environment and the SQL database query language syntax.