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Oracle Database 10g: Program with PL/SQL Boot Camp


This five-day course introduces students to PL/SQL and helps them understand the benefits of this powerful programming language. In the class, students learn to create PL/SQL blocks of application code that can be shared by multiple forms, reports, and data management applications. Students learn to create anonymous PL/SQL blocks and are introduced to stored procedures and functions. They learn about declaring variables, trapping exceptions and they also learn to declare and control cursors.


Oracle Database 10g: Introduction to SQL


Introduction to PL/SQL

What is PL/SQL
PL/SQL Environment
Benefits of PL/SQL
Overview of the Types of PL/SQL blocks
Create and Execute a Simple Anonymous Block
Generate Output from a PL/SQL Block
iSQL*Plus as PL/SQL Programming Environment

Declaring PL/SQL Identifiers

Identify the Different Types of Identifiers in a PL/SQL subprogram
Use the Declarative Section to Define Identifiers
List the Uses for Variables
Store Data in Variables
Declare PL/SQL Variables

Writing Executable Statements

Describe Basic Block Syntax Guidelines
Use Literals in PL/SQL
Customize Identifier Assignments with SQL Functions
Use Nested Blocks as Statements
Reference an Identifier Value in a Nested Block
Qualify an Identifier with a Label
Use Operators in PL/SQL
Use Proper PL/SQL Block Syntax and Guidelines

Interacting with the Oracle Server

Identify the SQL Statements You Can Use in PL/SQL
Include SELECT Statements in PL/SQL
Retrieve Data in PL/SQL with the SELECT Statement
Avoid Errors by Using Naming Conventions When Using Retrieval and DML Statements
Manipulate Data in the Server Using PL/SQL
The SQL Cursor concept
Use SQL Cursor Attributes to Obtain Feedback on DML
Save and Discard Transactions

Writing Control Structures

Control PL/SQL Flow of Execution
Conditional processing Using IF Statements
Conditional Processing CASE Statements
Handle Nulls to Avoid Common Mistakes
Build Boolean Conditions with Logical Operators
Use Iterative Control with Looping Statements

Working with Composite Data Types

Learn the Composite Data Types of PL/SQL Records and Tables
Use PL/SQL Records to Hold Multiple Values of Different Types
Inserting and Updating with PL/SQL Records
Use INDEX BY Tables to Hold Multiple Values of the Same Data Type

Using Explicit Cursors

Cursor FOR Loops Using Sub-queries
Increase the Flexibility of Cursors By Using Parameters
Use the FOR UPDATE Clause to Lock Rows
Use the WHERE CURRENT Clause to Reference the Current Row
Use Explicit Cursors to Process Rows
Explicit Cursor Attributes
Cursors and Records

Handling Exceptions

Handling Exceptions with PL/SQL
Predefined Exceptions
Trapping Non-predefined Oracle Server Errors
Functions that Return Information on Encountered Exceptions
Trapping User-Defined Exceptions
Propagate Exceptions
Use The RAISE_APPLICATION_ERROR Procedure To Report Errors To Applications

Creating Stored Procedures

Describe the block structure for PL/SQL stored procedures
Invoke a stored procedure/function from different tools
Call a stored procedure with host variables from iSQL*Plus, Forms, Java, C, etc
Invoke a stored procedure from an anonymous block or another stored procedure
Identify the development steps for creating a stored procedure
Use the SHOW ERRORS command
View source code in the USER_SOURCE dictionary view

Creating Stored Functions

Describe stored functions
Identify the steps to create a stored function
Execute a stored function
Identify the advantages of using stored functions in SQL statements
Identify the restrictions of calling functions from SQL statements
Remove a function

Creating Packages

List the advantages of packages
Describe packages
Show the components of a package Diagram the visibility of constructs within a package
Develop a package
Create the package specification
Declare public constructs
Create the package body

Using More Package Concepts

List the benefits of overloading
Show overloading example
Use forward declarations in packages
Create a one-time only procedure (package code initialization)
List the restrictions on package functions used in SQL
Encapsulate code in a package demonstration
Invoke a user-defined package function from a SQL statement
Utilize the persistent state of package variables

Utilizing Oracle Supplied Packages in Application Development

List the various uses for the Oracle supplied packages
Reuse pre-packaged code to complete various tasks from developer to DBA purposes
Use the DESCRIBE command to view the package specifications and overloading
Explain how DBMS_OUTPUT works (in conjunction with SET SERVEROUPUT ON)
Interact with operating system files with UTL_MAIL
Describe file processing with UTL_FILE
Review UTL_FILE routines and exceptions
Use UTL_FILE to generate a report to a file

Dynamic SQL and Metadata

Describe using native dynamic SQL
List the execution flow of SQL
Show the syntax for the EXECUTE IMMEDIATE statement for native dynamic SQL
Create a procedure to generate native dynamic SQL using EXECUTE IMMEDIATE to delete rows from a table
Describe the DBMS_SQL package
Provide an example of DBMS_SQL
List the advantages of using Native Dynamic SQL Over the DBMS_SQL package

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  • Hands on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
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  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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