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  • 04/11/11 CIS-182 SQL
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    • 1. SQL Overview CIS-182
    • 2. Structured Query Language
      • Language used to work with databases
      • Used in ‘back end’
        • Typically not part of user interface (don’t expect users to type in a query…)
    • 3. SEQEL to SQL
      • Structured English Query Language developed by IBM
      • Other companies developed similar products
      • ANSI set standards in 1986
        • Standards are ‘open’
        • Different vendors have different levels of conformance
    • 4. SQL
      • Most languages are procedural
        • Describe how to perform a task
      • SQL is non-procedural (declarative)
        • Code describes results
        • Includes some procedural components
          • If … Then, Loops
      • Database apps typically use both types of languages
        • Procedural languages manage interface, data requests
        • SQL manages data storage and retrieval
    • 5. Types of SQL Statements
      • Data Definition Language (DDL): Create/edit objects
        • CREATE, ALTER
      • Data Control Language (DCL): Specify access and permissions
        • GRANT, REVOKE
      • Data Manipulation Language (DML): Work with data
        • SELECT * FROM Employees
        • INSERT INTO Students
    • 6. Logical Organization
      • Catalogs: group of schemas
      • Schema: group of related tables, views
      • Implementation is up to vendor
        • Some vendors use catalogs, some don’t
        • Vendors have different levels of support for schemas
    • 7. Databases
      • ‘ Database’ is not an ANSI specification
      • Most vendors have a database object
      • In practice, schema and database tend to be viewed interchangeably
        • Schema defines the contents of a database
        • May have sub-schemas to reflect application needs (include only a portion of the database)
    • 8. Coding
      • One command may extend across several lines
        • [Enter] doesn’t represent the end of a statement
        • SQL uses ; (semi-colon) to identify statement end
          • ; is optional in SQL Server
      • Keywords are capitalized
        • CREATE DATABASE MyNewDatabase
      • No standard conventions for naming
        • Typically use Pascal case naming with each new word capitalized
    • 9. Naming Requirements
      • Object names are not typically case sensitive
        • Delimited identifiers wrap names in double quotes and ARE case sensitive
        • “ MyNewTable” uses double quotes to identify the object name
        • Single quotes identify strings (text)
      • Can use letters, numbers, underscore
        • Can’t use spaces, punctuation
    • 10. Qualified Names
      • A qualified name defines explicitly how to find an object
        • ‘ .’ is used as separator
      • SQL Server uses ServerName.DatabaseName.OwnerName.ObjectName
      • OR
      • ServerName.DatabaseName.SchemaName.ObjectName
    • 11. Coding Reference
      • SQL Server uses special characters to identify different parts of commands
      • End of statement: ;
        • Optional in SQL Server
      • Placeholder: <>
      • Placeholder Definition: ::=
      • Optional Parameter(s): [ ]
      • Specific Parameter Values: { }
      • Value Separator: |
      • List Separator: ,
    • 12. Placeholder Example
      • Basic command definition:
        • ON UPDATE <referential action>
        • <referential action> ::= CASCADE|SET NULL
      • <referential action> is placeholder
      • CASCADE|SET NULL is placeholder definition (placeholder value must be one of these choices)
    • 13. Database Connections
      • Database applications typically separate the user interface and data management
        • A connection provides access to data, describing how to read and where to find data
      • Client/Server : Data requests are passed from application to data server (for example from Access to Jet database engine and data file)
      • N-tiered Applications : Data requests are passed through several layers between application and data server
    • 14. Common Database Engines
      • Jet: Database engine for Microsoft Access and Data Access Objects/Controls. Oriented to small, local applications or limited number of users
      • Servers: Typically used as a database server (provide relational data to another program) and as a warehouse (data may not be structured in tables)
        • Commercial: SQL Server, Oracle, DB2
        • Open Source: MySQL, Postgre
    • 15. SQL Server
      • Microsoft SQL Server has three versions that are commonly in use
        • SQL Server 2008/SQL Server 2008 R2
        • SQL Server 2005
      • Either version is suitable for CIS-182
      • Other database software can be used for CIS-182 – no support is available from faculty or staff and work cannot be done on-campus
        • Access does not directly offer all the capabilities needed for CIS-182
    • 16. SQL Server Editions
      • SQL Server is available in different editions
        • Each edition is targeted to a specific use or environment
      • Express Edition is a free download and suitable for CIS-182
        • Make sure to download Management Studio Express
      • Developer Edition is available for free download after the first week and registration with Microsoft and also suitable for CIS-182
        • www.dreamspark.com provides registered students with access to all MS developer tools, including SQL Server
    • 17. Management Studio
      • Microsoft GUI for most SQL Server operations
        • Additional applications manage overall server security, business intelligence
      • Separate application from SQL Server
        • Uses a connection to send commands and capture results
        • SQL Server is not something we’ll work with directly

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