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Database administrator responsibilities

Installing and upgrading the Oracle server and


application tools
Allocating system storage and planning future storage
requirements for the database system
Creating primary objects (tables, views, indexes) once
application developers have designed an application
Modifying the database structure, as necessary, from
information given by application developers
Enrolling users and maintaining system security
Controlling and monitoring user access to the database
Monitoring and optimizing the performance of the
database
Planning for backup and recovery of database
information
Backing up and restoring the database
Selection - selecting all columns and all/some rows
Projection selecting specific columns

Distinct (Eliminate duplicate rows)
Arithmetic Expressions + , -
Column Aliasing (salary Hike)

Null value A null value is a value that is unavailable,
unassigned , unknown or inapplicable.

Concatenation operator (||)

Literal character string( )

Describe / desc describes table structure
Limiting Rows using a selection(where clause)
- character literals
- dates

- comparison operators
=
>
>=
<
<=
< > or !=

Other comparison operators

Between and - between two values
In in a set
Is null is a null value
Like pattern matching
% denotes zero or many characters
_ denotes one character



Logical operators
and
or
not (eg is not null, not in)

Order by clause
-> sorts data in ascending or descending order
-> asc, desc
-> order by comes as the last clause in the select command
-> sorting by multiple columns
select last_name,department_id,salary
from employees
order by department_id, salary desc.

Queries
1.Query to display the last name and salary of employees
earning more than 12000.
2.Query to display the employee last name and department
number for employee number 176.
3. Display last name and salary for all employees whose salary
Is not in the range of 5000 and 12000.
4. Display last name, job id and start date of employees hired
between february 20,1998, and May 1, 1998
5. Display the last name and department number of all employees
in departments 20 and 50 in alphabetical order by name.
6. List the last name and salary of employees who earn between
5000 and 12000, and are in department 20 or 50.
7. List the last name and hire date of every employee who
hired in 1994.
8. List the last name and job title of all employees who do
not have a manager
9. List the last name ,salary and commission for all employees
who earn commissions.
10. List the names of all employees where the third letter of
the name is an a
11. List the names of all employees who have a a and e in
their last names
Functions

Uses:
1. Perform calculations on data
2. Modify individual data items
3. Manipulate output for groups of rows
4. Format dates and numbers for display
5. Convert column data types

Types of functions
1. Single row
2. Multiple row

Single row functions:
1. Character
2. Number
3. Date
4. Conversion
5. General
Character functions:

Lower
Upper
Initcap
Concat
Substr (character , starting, ending)
Length
Instr (source,character)
Lpad|Rpad
Trim(character from character)
Replace(text,search_txt,replacement_text)
Number functions

1. Round rounds value to specified decimal
2. Trunc - Truncates value to specified decimal
3. Mod Returns remainder of division
Dates:
Oracle database stores dates in an internal numeric format:
century, year, month ,day ,hours ,Minutes , seconds

The default date display format is DD MON RR

Sysdate

Arithmetic operations can be performed on dates
(sysdate hiredate)


Date functions:

Months_between(date1,date2)
Add_months(date,nomonths)
Next_day(date,day)
Last_day(date)
Round(date,{MONTH,Year});
Trunc (date,{MONTH,Year});

Conversion Functions:
Implicit
Explicit

Implicit
varchar or char Number
varchar or char Date
Number varchar
date varchar

Explicit
To_char(date,MM/YY)
To_Number(123,999)
To_Date(char,DD-MON-YY)
(12-JUN-2010,DD-MON-YY)
General Functions:
NVL(expr1,expr2)
NVL2(expr1,expr2,expr3)
NULLif(expr1,expr2)
Colaesce(expr1,expr2,,exprn)


NVL Converts a null value to an actual value

NVL2 If expr1 is not null, NVL2 returns expr2. If expr1 is null,
NVL2 returns expr3. The argument expr1 can have any data
type.
eg nvl2(commpct, sal+comm, sal);

nvl2(commission_pct,salary+(salary*commission_pct),salary

NULLIF Compares two expressions and returns null if they
are equal, or the first expression if they are not equal
Nullif(length(firstname),length(last_name))


COALESCE Returns the first non-null expression in the
expression list

Coalesce(expr1,expr2,..,exprn)

expr1 returns this expression if it is not null
expr2 returns this expression if the first expression is
null and this expression is not null
exprn returns this expression if all other preceding
expressions are null
Eg :Coalesce(commission_pct,salary,10)
Coalesce(commission_pct,department_id,10)

Joins
A join is an operation which presents data combined from
two or more tables.

A join generally requires a join condition which may be
omitted.
Types of joins:
1. Natural join
2. Cross join (select * from table1,table2)
3. Equi join (inner join)
4. Non equi join
5. Outer join
left outer
right outer join
full outer join
6. Self join
Outer Join
You use an outer join to also see rows that do not meet the
join condition.

The Outer join operator is the plus sign (+).
SELECT table1.column, table2.column
FROM table1, table2
WHERE table1.column(+) = table2.column;

SELECT table1.column, table2.column
FROM table1, table2
WHERE table1.column = table2.column(+);
Self Join(Joining a table to itself)

SELECT worker.last_name || works for || manager.last_name
FROM employees worker, employees manager
WHERE worker.manager_id = manager.employee_id ;
Joining Tables Using SQL: 1999 Syntax

SELECT table1.column, table2.column
FROM table1
[CROSS JOIN table2]
[NATURAL JOIN table2]
[JOIN table2 USING (column_name)]
[JOIN table2
ON(table1.column_name = table2.column_name)] a
[LEFT|RIGHT|FULL OUTER JOIN table2
ON (table1.column_name = table2.column_name)];
Creating Cross Joins
The CROSS JOIN clause produces the crossproduct
of two tables.
This is the same as a Cartesian product between
the two tables.

SELECT last_name, department_name
FROM employees
CROSS JOIN departments ;
The NATURAL JOIN clause is based on all columns
in the two tables that have the same name.

It selects rows from the two tables that have equal
values in all matched columns.

If the columns having the same names have different
data types, an error is returned.
Creating Joins with the USING Clause
If several columns have the same names but the
data types do not match, the NATURAL JOIN
clause can be modified with the USING clause to
specify the columns that should be used for an
equijoin.

Use the USING clause to match only one column
when more than one column matches.

Do not use a table name or alias in the referenced
columns.
The NATURAL JOIN and USING clauses are
mutually exclusive.
SELECT e.employee_id, e.last_name, d.location_id
FROM employees e JOIN departments d
USING (department_id) ;

Note: In the above query dont use aliasing for the
column used with using clause.
Creating Joins with the ON Clause
The join condition for the natural join is basically
an equijoin of all columns with the same name.
To specify arbitrary conditions or specify columns
to join, the ON clause is used.

SELECT e.employee_id, e.last_name, e.department_id,
d.department_id, d.location_id
FROM employees e JOIN departments d
ON (e.department_id = d.department_id);
INNER Versus OUTER Joins
In SQL: 1999, the join of two tables returning only
matched rows is an inner join.

A join between two tables that returns the results
of the inner join as well as unmatched rows left (or
right) tables is a left (or right) outer join.

A join between two tables that returns the results
of an inner join as well as the results of a left and
right join is a full outer join.
Joins - Comparing SQL: 1999 to Oracle Syntax
Oracle SQL: 1999
Equi-Join - Natural/Inner Join
Outer-Join - Left Outer Join
Self-Join - Join ON
Non-Equi-Join - Join USING
Cartesian Product - Cross Join
SELECT e.last_name, e.department_id, d.department_name
FROM employees e
LEFT OUTER JOIN departments d
ON (e.department_id = d.department_id) ;

SELECT e.last_name, e.department_id, d.department_name
FROM employees e
RIGHT OUTER JOIN departments d
ON (e.department_id = d.department_id) ;

SELECT e.last_name, e.department_id, d.department_name
FROM employees e
FULL OUTER JOIN departments d
ON (e.department_id = d.department_id) ;
Group Functions

Group functions operate on sets of rows to give one
result per group.

Unlike single-row functions, group functions operate on
sets of rows to give one result per group. These sets may
be the whole table or the table split into groups.
Types of Group Functions
AVG
COUNT
MAX
MIN
SUM

Note: All group functions ignore null values. To substitute a
value for null values, use the NVL, NVL2,
or COALESCE functions.

The Oracle server implicitly sorts the result set in
ascending order when using a GROUP BY clause. To
override this default ordering, DESC can be used in an
ORDER BY clause.
Creating Groups of Data

SELECT department_id, AVG(salary)
FROM employees
GROUP BY department_id ;

Grouping on multiple columns

SELECT department_id dept_id, job_id, SUM(salary)
FROM employees
GROUP BY department_id, job_id ;

Having clause in Group by
Integrity Constraints(conditions)
Constraints enforce rules at the table level.

Constraints prevent the deletion of a table if there are
dependencies.

The following constraint types are valid:
NOT NULL
UNIQUE
PRIMARY KEY
FOREIGN KEY
CHECK

NOT NULL Specifies that the column cannot contain a
null value.

UNIQUE Specifies a column or combination of columns
whose values must be unique for all rows in the table.

PRIMARY KEY Uniquely identifies each row of the table.

FOREIGN KEY Establishes and enforces a foreign key
relationship between the column and a column of the
referenced table.

CHECK Specifies a condition that must be true
Constraint Guidelines
Name a constraint or the Oracle server generates a
name by using the SYS_Cn format.

Create a constraint either:
At the same time as the table is created, or
After the table has been created

Define a constraint at the column or table level.