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Oracle Database 12c: PL/SQL I – Introduction

Overview

This course introduces one to Oracle database programming using the PL/SQL programming language. One will learn the syntax, structure, and features of the language. This course will also lay the foundation for the entire Oracle PL/SQL programming series, allowing one to progress from introductory topics to advanced application design and programming and finally onto writing complex high-performance applications. 

PL/SQL may be considered as one of the basic skill sets required for any Oracle professional, nearly as important as the SQL language itself.

Audience

The target audience for this course is all Oracle professionals. Among the specific groups for whom this course will be helpful are: 

  • Application designers and database developers 
  • Database administrators 
  • Web server administrators

Course Outline

Selection & Setup Of The Database Interface

  • Considering Available Tools 
  • Selecting The Appropriate Tool 
  • Oracle NET Database Connections 
  • Oracle PAAS Database Connections 
  • Setup SQL Developer 
  • Setup SQL*PLUS 
  • Setup JDeveloper

About BIND & SUBSTITUTION Variables 

  • Using SQL Developer 
  • Using SQL*PLUS 

Choosing A Database Programming Language

  • What Is Database Programming? 
  • PL/SQL Performance Advantages 
  • Integration With Other Languages

PL/SQL Language Fundamentals 

  • PL/SQL Program Structure 
  • Language Syntax Rules 
  • Embedding SQL 
  • Writing Readable Code
  • Generating Database Output
  • SQL*PLUS Input Of A Program Block

DECLARE Section 

  • About The DECLARE Section 
  • DECLARE Primitive Types 
  • Declaration Options 
  • NOT NULL 
  • CONSTANT 
  • Data Dictionary Integration
  • %TYPE 
  • Declare Simple User-Defined Types
  • TYPE … TABLE 
  • TYPE … RECORD 
  • Extended User-Defined Types

BEGIN Section 

  • About The BEGIN Section 
  • Manipulating Program Data 
  • Logic Control & Branching 
  • GOTO 
  • LOOP 
  • IF-THEN-ELSE 
  • CASE 

Exception Section 

  • About The EXCEPTION Section
  • Isolating The Specific EXCEPTION
  • PRAGMA EXCEPTION_INIT 
  • SQLCODE & SQLERRM Example
  • SQL%ROWCOUNT & SELECT…INTO

Beyond The Basics: Explicit Cursors 

  • About Explicit Cursors 
  • Extended Cursor Techniques 
  • FOR UPDATE OF Clause 
  • WHERE CURRENT OF Clause 
  • Using FOR…LOOP Cursors

Beyond The Basics: Nested Blocks

Beyond The Basics: DECLARED Subprograms 

  • Using DECLARED Subprograms 
  • DECLARED Procedure 
  • DECLARED Function
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