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PL SQL Training - Course Details

Overview:

PL/SQL (Procedural Language/Structured Query Language) is a database oriented programming language that extends Oracle SQL with procedural capabilities. This language offers far more execution potential than simple updates, selects, inserts, and deletes. It also offers a procedural extension that allows for modularity, declaration of variables, loops and other logic constructs and error handling.

Training Objectives of PL/SQL:

Oracle 10g PL/SQL students will able to write stored procedures, functions, packages and triggers and implement complex business rules in Oracle. Students will also learn programming concepts, management and security issues of working with PL/SQL program units. Programming topics will include the creation of triggers and stored procedure features.

Target Students / Prerequisites:

Students must have sound Technical Knowledge and Logical Skills.

Basics of PL/SQL
  • PL/SQL architecture
  • PL/SQL and SQL*Plus
  • PL/SQL Basics, Variables, Constants, data types & error handling
  • PL/SQL wrapper utility
PL/SQL structures
  • Simple blocks
  • Control structures
  • PL/SQL records
  • Recognizing the Basic PL/SQL Block and Its Sections
  • Describing the Significance of Variables in PL/SQL
  • Distinguishing Between PL/SQL and Non-PL/SQL Variables
  • Declaring Variables and Constants
  • Executing a PL/SQL Block
Error checking � exception handling
  • Defining exceptions
  • Using the when others clause
  • Ensuring complete error checking
  • Passing error messages to calling routine
Boolean logic in PL/SQL
  • Identifying the Uses and Types of Control Structures
  • Constructing an IF Statement
  • Constructing and Identifying Different Loop Statements
  • Controlling Block Flow Using Nested Loops and Labels
  • Using Logic Tables
  • If-then-else structure
  • Testing for numbers characters and Booleans
Cursors in PL/SQL
  • Cursor basics
  • Using a cursor for a multi-row SQL query
Iteration in PL/SQL
  • For loop
  • While loop
PL/SQL tables
  • Defining PL/SQL tables
  • Reasons to use PL/SQL tables
  • Populating a PL/SQL table
  • Retrieving from a PL/SQL table
Dynamic SQL in PL/SQL
  • Introduction to the dbms_sql package
  • Creating a dynamic SQL statement
Nested blocks in PL/SQL
  • Introduction to the dbms_sql package
  • Creating a dynamic SQL statement
Triggers in PL/SQL
  • Triggers and database events
  • Defining a trigger
  • Timing a trigger
  • Enabling and disabling a trigger
Stored procedures, functions and packages
  • Basics of stored procedures
  • Basics of functions
  • Basics of packages
  • Defining stored procedures & functions
  • Function and stored procedures prototypes
  • Passing arguments to functions and stored procedures
  • Recompiling functions and stored procedures
  • Pinning packages in the SGA with dbms_shared_pool.keep
  • Package forward declaration
  • Package dependency
  • Package overloading
  • Listing package information
Bulking in PL/SQL
  • Bulk queries
  • Bulk DML (forall statement)
  • Using cursor attributes
  • Analyzing impact of bulk operations