Oracle database: Program with PL/SQL

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This Database Program with PL/SQL training shows you how to develop stored procedures, functions, packages and database triggers. You'll learn to manage PL/SQL program units and dependencies, while using some of the Oracle-supplied packages.

Learn To

This Oracle Database: Program with PL/SQL training starts with an introduction to PL/SQL and then explores the benefits of this powerful programming language. Through hands-on instruction from expert Oracle instructors, you'll learn to develop stored procedures, functions, packages and more.

  • Conditionally control code flow (loops, control structures).

  • Create stored procedures and functions.

  • Use PL/SQL packages to group and contain related constructs.

  • Create triggers to solve business challenges.

  • Use some of the Oracle supplied PL/SQL packages to generate screen output and file output.

  • Create custom packages for applications.

  • Write Dynamic SQL code for applications.


  • Database Administrator

  • Implementer

  • Developer

  • Systems Administrator

Course Objectives

  • Use conditional compilation to customize the functionality in a PL/SQL application

  • without removing any source code

  • Design PL/SQL packages to group related constructs

  • Create overloaded package subprograms for more flexibility

  • Design PL/SQL anonymous blocks that execute efficiently

  • Use the Oracle supplied PL/SQL packages to generate screen output, file output and

  • mail output

  • Write dynamic SQL for more coding flexibility

  • Describe the features and syntax of PL/SQL

  • Create and debug stored procedures and functions

  • Use PL/SQL programming constructs and conditionally control code flow (loops, control

  • structures, and explicit cursors)

  • Manage dependencies between PL/SQL subprograms

  • Handle runtime errors

  • Create triggers to solve business challenges

  • Display data from multiple tables using the ANSI SQL 99 JOIN syntax

  • Manage objects with data dictionary views

  • Write multiple-column sub-queries

  • Employ SQL functions to retrieve customized data

  • Use scalar and correlated sub-queries

  • Create reports of sorted and restricted data

Course Topics


  • Course Objectives

  • Course Agenda

  • Describe the Human Resources (HR) Schema

  • PL/SQL development environments available in this course

  • Introduction to SQL Developer

Introduction to PL/SQL

  • Overview of PL/SQL

  • Identify the benefits of PL/SQL Subprograms

  • Overview of the types of PL/SQL blocks

  • Create a Simple Anonymous Block

  • How to generate output from a PL/SQL Block?

Declare PL/SQL Identifiers

  • List the different Types of Identifiers in a PL/SQL subprogram

  • Usage of the Declarative Section to Define Identifiers

  • Use variables to store data

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  • Identify Scalar Data Types

Program with PL/SQL
  • The %TYPE Attribute

  • What are Bind Variables?

  • Sequences in PL/SQL Expressions

Write Executable Statements

  • Describe Basic PL/SQL Block Syntax Guidelines

  • Learn to Comment the Code

  • Deployment of SQL Functions in PL/SQL

  • How to convert Data Types?

  • Describe Nested Blocks

  • Identify the Operators in PL/SQL

Interaction with the Oracle Server

  • Invoke SELECT Statements in PL/SQL

  • Retrieve Data in PL/SQL

  • SQL Cursor concept

  • Avoid Errors by using Naming Conventions when using Retrieval and DML Statements

  • Data Manipulation in the Server using PL/SQL

  • Understand the SQL Cursor concept

  • Use SQL Cursor Attributes to Obtain Feedback on DML

  • Save and Discard Transactions

Control Structures

  • Conditional processing using IF Statements

  • Conditional processing using CASE Statements

  • Describe simple Loop Statement

  • Describe While Loop Statement

  • Describe For Loop Statement

  • Use the Continue Statement

Composite Data Types

  • Use PL/SQL Records

  • The %ROWTYPE Attribute

  • Insert and Update with PL/SQL Records

  • INDEX BY Tables

  • Examine INDEX BY Table Methods

  • Use INDEX BY Table of Records

Explicit Cursors

  • What are Explicit Cursors?

  • Declare the Cursor

  • Open the Cursor

  • Fetch data from the Cursor

  • Close the Cursor

  • Cursor FOR loop

  • The %NOTFOUND and %ROWCOUNT Attributes

  • Describe the FOR UPDATE Clause and WHERE CURRENT Clause

Exception Handling

  • Understand Exceptions

  • Handle Exceptions with PL/SQL

  • Trap Predefined Oracle Server Errors

  • Trap Non-Predefined Oracle Server Errors

  • Trap User-Defined Exceptions

  • Propagate Exceptions


Stored Procedures

  • Create a Modularized and Layered Subprogram Design

  • Modularize Development With PL/SQL Blocks

  • Understand the PL/SQL Execution Environment

  • List the benefits of using PL/SQL Subprograms

  • List the differences between Anonymous Blocks and Subprograms

  • Create, Call, and Remove Stored Procedures

  • Implement Procedures Parameters and Parameters Modes

  • View Procedure Information

Manage Dependencies


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