Oracle PL/SQL by Example, 6th Edition Front Cover

Oracle PL/SQL by Example, 6th Edition

  • Length: 480 pages
  • Edition: 6
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2023-05-21
  • ISBN-10: 0138062838
  • ISBN-13: 9780138062835
  • Sales Rank: #2239323 (See Top 100 Books)

Using PL/SQL for Oracle Database 21c, you can build solutions that deliver unprecedented performance and efficiency in any environment, including the cloud.¬†Oracle PL/SQL by Example, Sixth Edition, teaches all the PL/SQL skills you’ll need, through real-world labs and extensive examples. Now fully updated for the newest version of PL/SQL 21c, it covers everything from basic syntax and program control through the latest optimization and tuning enhancements.

Step by step, you’ll walk through every key task, mastering today’s most valuable Oracle 21c PL/SQL programming techniques on your own. Start by downloading the supporting schema and exercises from Once you’ve done an exercise, the author doesn’t just present the answer: She offers an in-depth discussion introducing deeper insights and modern best practices.

This book’s approach fully reflects the author’s award-winning experience teaching PL/SQL to professionals at Columbia University in New York City. New database developers and DBAs can use it to get productive fast; experienced PL/SQL programmers will find it to be a superb Oracle Database 21c solutions reference.

New in This Edition

  • Updated code examples throughout
  • New iteration controls for the FOR LOOP statement, such as stepped range, multiple iterations, collection, and cursor iterations
  • Enhancements for PL/SQL qualified expressions
  • Performance enhancements for PL/SQL functions, such as SQL macro, and better control of the result cache

Other Topics Covered

  • Mastering basic PL/SQL concepts and language fundamentals, and understanding SQL’s role in PL/SQL
  • Using conditional and iterative program controls
  • Efficiently handling errors and exceptions
  • Working with cursors and triggers, including compound triggers
  • Using stored procedures, functions, and packages to write modular code that other programs can run
  • Working with collections, object-relational features, native dynamic SQL, bulk SQL, and other advanced features
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