Beginning SQL: Differences Between SQL Server and Oracle Les Kopari Independent Consultant A Quick Intro for SQL Server Us...
Introduction <ul><li>I f you're new to SQL or just new to Oracle SQL, perhaps coming from a Microsoft SQL Server environme...
Agenda <ul><li>I. Quick Intro for SQL Server Users </li></ul><ul><li>II. Some Detail: Joins, Subqueries, Deletes </li></ul...
Don’t Use Databases SQL  Server use mydatabase Oracle connect mydatabase/mypassword
Use Dual SQL  Server Oracle select getdate(); select sysdate from dual;
Select Into SQL  Server Oracle select getdate() mycolumn into mytable; insert into mytable (mycolumn) values(sysdate);
Inserts SQL  Server Oracle Insert mytable values(‘more text’); Insert into mytable values(‘more text’);
Updates SQL  Server <ul><ul><ul><li>update mytable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>set mycolumn=myothertable.mycolumn ...
Updates Oracle <ul><ul><ul><li>update mytable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>set mycolumn= </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><u...
Deletes SQL  Server delete mytable where mycolumn like 'some%'; Oracle delete from mytable  where mycolumn like 'some%';
Software <ul><li>isql </li></ul><ul><li>osql: for queries developed in SQL Analyzer </li></ul><ul><li>sqlplus </li></ul>SQ...
II. A Little More Detail <ul><li>Outer Join </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-Queries in Place of Columns </li></ul><ul><li>Deletes Wi...
Outer Join <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><li>select d.deptname, e.ename from dept d, emp e where d.empno *= e.enum; </l...
SubQueries in Place of Columns <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>select distinct year, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul>...
SubQueries in Place of Columns <ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SELECT year, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>D...
Delete with Second From Clause <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>delete </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>fro...
Delete with Second From Clause <ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>delete </li></ul></ul></ul><...
III. More Depth <ul><li>The Connect Concept </li></ul><ul><li>Other Conceptual Differences </li></ul><ul><li>Data Type Dif...
The Connect Concept <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple databases </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>Sin...
Other Conceptual Differences SQL Server Database owner, DBO Group/Role Non-unique index T-SQL stored procedure { Trigger C...
Only in Oracle <ul><li>Clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Packages </li></ul><ul><li>Triggers for each row </li></ul><ul><li>Synon...
Data Type Differences <ul><li>SQL Server Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>INTEGER  NUMBER(10) </li></ul><ul><li>SMALLINT  NUMBER(6...
Data Type Differences <ul><li>SQL Server Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>VARBINARY RAW(n) or BLOB </li></ul><ul><li>DATETIME DATE...
Time <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><li>Datetime: 1/300th second </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>Date: 1 seco...
Column Aliases <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><li>select a=deptid, b=deptname,c=empno  from dept; </li></ul><ul><li>Orac...
Sub-queries, again <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SELECT ename, deptname </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li...
Sub-queries, again <ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SELECT empname, deptname </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>F...
Powerful New Features <ul><li>Regular Expressions: Operators & Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Operator: REGEXP_LIKE </li></ul...
Regular Expressions <ul><li>Select zip </li></ul><ul><li>from zipcode </li></ul><ul><li>where regexp_like (zip, ‘[^[:digit...
Regular Expressions <ul><ul><ul><li>SELECT REGEXP_INSTR('Joe Smith,  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10045 Berry Lane,...
Summary <ul><li>This discussion has been an attempt at a light and lively introduction to the Oracle database world for th...
References <ul><li>Oracle Migration Workbench Reference Guide for SQL Server and Sybase Adaptive Server Migrations, Releas...
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  1. 1. Beginning SQL: Differences Between SQL Server and Oracle Les Kopari Independent Consultant A Quick Intro for SQL Server Users
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>I f you're new to SQL or just new to Oracle SQL, perhaps coming from a Microsoft SQL Server environment, it may seem like the two versions should be very similar, and they are, to a certain degree, but they are also very different in some important and basic ways . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>I. Quick Intro for SQL Server Users </li></ul><ul><li>II. Some Detail: Joins, Subqueries, Deletes </li></ul><ul><li>III. Certain Conceptual Differences </li></ul><ul><li>IV. Powerful New Features </li></ul><ul><li>V. Summary & References </li></ul>
  4. 4. Don’t Use Databases SQL Server use mydatabase Oracle connect mydatabase/mypassword
  5. 5. Use Dual SQL Server Oracle select getdate(); select sysdate from dual;
  6. 6. Select Into SQL Server Oracle select getdate() mycolumn into mytable; insert into mytable (mycolumn) values(sysdate);
  7. 7. Inserts SQL Server Oracle Insert mytable values(‘more text’); Insert into mytable values(‘more text’);
  8. 8. Updates SQL Server <ul><ul><ul><li>update mytable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>set mycolumn=myothertable.mycolumn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from mytable,myothertable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where mytable.mycolumn like 'MY%' </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>and myothertable.myothercolumn='some text'; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Updates Oracle <ul><ul><ul><li>update mytable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>set mycolumn= </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(select a.mycolumn </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from myothertable a </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where myothertable.myothercolumn='some text'; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>where mytable.mycolumn like 'MY%'; </li></ul>
  10. 10. Deletes SQL Server delete mytable where mycolumn like 'some%'; Oracle delete from mytable where mycolumn like 'some%';
  11. 11. Software <ul><li>isql </li></ul><ul><li>osql: for queries developed in SQL Analyzer </li></ul><ul><li>sqlplus </li></ul>SQL Server Oracle
  12. 12. II. A Little More Detail <ul><li>Outer Join </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-Queries in Place of Columns </li></ul><ul><li>Deletes With a Second From Clause </li></ul>
  13. 13. Outer Join <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><li>select d.deptname, e.ename from dept d, emp e where d.empno *= e.enum; </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>select d.deptname,e.ename from dept d, emp e where d.empno = e.enum (+); </li></ul>
  14. 14. SubQueries in Place of Columns <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>select distinct year, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>q1 = (select Amount amt FROM sales </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where Quarter=1 AND year = s.year), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>q2 = (SELECT Amount amt FROM sales </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where Quarter=2 AND year = s.year), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>q3 = (SELECT Amount amt FROM sales </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where Quarter=3 AND year = s.year), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>q4 = (SELECT Amount amt FROM sales </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where Quarter=4 AND year = s.year) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>from sales s; </li></ul>
  15. 15. SubQueries in Place of Columns <ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SELECT year, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DECODE( quarter, 1, amount, 0 ) q1, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DECODE( quarter, 2, amount, 0 ) q2, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DECODE( quarter, 3, amount, 0 ) q3, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DECODE( quarter, 4, amount, 0 ) q4 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>FROM sales s; </li></ul>
  16. 16. Delete with Second From Clause <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>delete </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from products </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from products, product_deletes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where products.a = product_deletes.a </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and products.b = product_deletes.b </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and product_deletes.c = 'd'; </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Delete with Second From Clause <ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>delete </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from products </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where ( a, b ) in </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>( select a, b </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>from product_deletes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>where c = 'd' ); </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. III. More Depth <ul><li>The Connect Concept </li></ul><ul><li>Other Conceptual Differences </li></ul><ul><li>Data Type Differences </li></ul><ul><li>Column Aliases </li></ul><ul><li>Sub-Queries </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Connect Concept <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple databases </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>Single Database </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple tablespaces, schemas, users </li></ul>
  20. 20. Other Conceptual Differences SQL Server Database owner, DBO Group/Role Non-unique index T-SQL stored procedure { Trigger Compex rule Column identity property Oracle Schema Role Index PL/SQL procedure PL/SQL function BEFORE trigger After trigger Sequence
  21. 21. Only in Oracle <ul><li>Clusters </li></ul><ul><li>Packages </li></ul><ul><li>Triggers for each row </li></ul><ul><li>Synonyms </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshots </li></ul>
  22. 22. Data Type Differences <ul><li>SQL Server Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>INTEGER NUMBER(10) </li></ul><ul><li>SMALLINT NUMBER(6) </li></ul><ul><li>TINYINT NUMBER(3) </li></ul><ul><li>REAL FLOAT </li></ul><ul><li>FLOAT FLOAT </li></ul><ul><li>BIT NUMBER(1) </li></ul><ul><li>VARCHAR(n) VARCHAR2(n) </li></ul><ul><li>TEXT CLOB </li></ul><ul><li>IMAGE BLOB </li></ul><ul><li>BINARY(n) RAW(n) or BLOB </li></ul>
  23. 23. Data Type Differences <ul><li>SQL Server Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>VARBINARY RAW(n) or BLOB </li></ul><ul><li>DATETIME DATE </li></ul><ul><li>SMALL-DATETIME DATE </li></ul><ul><li>MONEY NUMBER(19,4) </li></ul><ul><li>NCHAR(n) CHAR(n*2) </li></ul><ul><li>NVARCHAR(n) VARCHAR(n*2) </li></ul><ul><li>SMALLMONEY NUMBER(10,4) </li></ul><ul><li>TIMESTAMP NUMBER </li></ul><ul><li>SYSNAME VARCHAR2(30), </li></ul><ul><li>VARCHAR2(128) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Time <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><li>Datetime: 1/300th second </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>Date: 1 second </li></ul><ul><li>Timestamp: 1/100 millionth second </li></ul>
  25. 25. Column Aliases <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><li>select a=deptid, b=deptname,c=empno from dept; </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><li>select deptid a, deptname b, empno c from dept; </li></ul>
  26. 26. Sub-queries, again <ul><li>SQL Server </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SELECT ename, deptname </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FROM emp, dept </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WHERE emp.enum = 10 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AND(SELECT security_code </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FROM employee_security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WHERE empno = emp.enum) = </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(SELECT security_code </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FROM security_master </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>WHERE sec_level = dept.sec_level); </li></ul>
  27. 27. Sub-queries, again <ul><li>Oracle </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SELECT empname, deptname </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FROM emp, dept </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WHERE emp.empno = 10 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AND EXISTS (SELECT security_code </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FROM employee_security es </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WHERE es.empno = emp.empno </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AND es.security_code = </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(SELECT security_code </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FROM security_master </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WHERE sec_level = dept.sec_level)); </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Powerful New Features <ul><li>Regular Expressions: Operators & Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Operator: REGEXP_LIKE </li></ul><ul><li>Functions: REGEXP_INSTR </li></ul><ul><li>REGEXP_SUBSTR </li></ul><ul><li>REGEXP_REPLACE </li></ul>
  29. 29. Regular Expressions <ul><li>Select zip </li></ul><ul><li>from zipcode </li></ul><ul><li>where regexp_like (zip, ‘[^[:digit:]]’); </li></ul>
  30. 30. Regular Expressions <ul><ul><ul><li>SELECT REGEXP_INSTR('Joe Smith, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>10045 Berry Lane, San Joseph, CA 91234-1234', </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>' [[:digit:]]{5}(-[[:digit:]]{4})?$') </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AS starts_at </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>FROM dual </li></ul>
  31. 31. Summary <ul><li>This discussion has been an attempt at a light and lively introduction to the Oracle database world for those familiar with the Microsoft SQL Server database products. Much more in-depth examples are available in the references shown that follow, from which many of the examples were drawn and for which we can thank the authors involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome Aboard! </li></ul>
  32. 32. References <ul><li>Oracle Migration Workbench Reference Guide for SQL Server and Sybase Adaptive Server Migrations, Release 9.2.0 for Microsoft Windows 98/2000/NT and Microsoft Windows XP, Part Number B10254-01 </li></ul><ul><li>Oracle Technology Network, OTN: </li></ul><ul><li>http://otn.oracle.com/software/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Writing Better SQL Using Regular Expressions, By Alice Rischert </li></ul><ul><li>http://otn.oracle.com/oramag/webcolumns/2003/techarticles/rischert_regexp_pt1.html </li></ul>
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