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SQL in a Nutshell A Desktop Quick Reference Guide

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ISBN-10: 0596518846

ISBN-13: 9780596518844

Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Kevin Kline, Brand Hunt, Daniel Kline

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For programmers, analysts, and database administrators, SQL in a Nutshell is the essential reference for the SQL language used in today's most popular database products. This new edition clearly documents every SQL command according to the latest ANSI standard, and details how those commands are implemented in Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Oracle 11g, and the MySQL 5.1 and PostgreSQL 8.3 open source database products. You'll also get a concise overview of the Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) model, and a clear-cut explanation of foundational RDBMS concepts -- all packed into a succinct, comprehensive, and easy-to-use format. This book provides: Background on the Relational…    
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 594
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Kevin Kline is the Director of SQL Server Solutions at Quest Software, a leading provider of award winning tools for database management and application monitoring on the SQL Server platform. Kevin is also the President of the international Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and frequently contributes to database technology magazines, web sites, and discussion forums. Kevin's most popular book is SQL in a Nutshell published by O'Reilly Media. Kevin is also the author of Transact-SQL Programming and three other books on database technologies. Kevin is a top rated speaker, appearing at international conferences like Microsoft TechEd, DevTeach, PASS, Microsoft IT Forum, and SQL…    

Brand Hunt is a Project Manager and Software Developer at Systems Research and Development ( ). The team at SRD is a world leader in systems for privacy-friendly identity recognition and relationship awareness. Prior to SRD, Brand worked at Rogue Wave software. Beyond work, Brand enjoys playing board games, pinochle, and snowboarding with his family and friends.

Daniel Kline is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where he specializes in medieval literature, literary and cultural theory, and computer-assisted pedagogy. He completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University, Bloomington, and in addition to numerous scholarly presentations, Dan recently has published academic essays in Literary and Linguistic Computing, Philological Quarterly, Chaucer Review, and Essays in Medieval Studies. When he's not spending time with his wife and two boys, Dan frets over his pet project, the Electronic Canterbury Tales. Dan can be reached at

SQL History and Implementations
The Relational Model and ANSI SQL
History of the SQL Standard
SQL Dialects
Foundational Concepts
Database Platforms Described in This Book
Categories of Syntax
SQL2003 and Platform-Specific Datatypes
SQL Statement Command Reference
How to Use This Chapter
SQL Platform Support
SQL Command Reference
SQL Functions
Types of Functions
ANSI SQL Aggregate Functions
ANSI SQL Window Functions
ANSI SQL Scalar Functions
Platform-Specific Extensions
Shared and Platform-Specific Keywords