Overview: PL/SQL is Oracle’s procedure language that allows you to code loops, if-else structures, and error-handling structures to build more complex scripts. That, in turn, allows you to manage transactions that maintain data integrity in a database. And it allows you to create stored procedures, functions, and triggers – named blocks of PL/SQL code that are stored in the database for ready access.
This shiny new blog is dedicated to providing members with a wide selection of free sample chapters from relevant enterprise IT and development books. I’ve included related resources for additional help. Be forewarned, some chapters may have limited availability — so get them while you can.
This free chapter download is taken from Murach’s Oracle SQL and PL/SQL by Mike Murach & Associates. When you finish reading the chapter, please share your thoughts with fellow members by posting a comment below. Thanks and enjoy the free chapter.
Murach’s Oracle SQL and PL/SQL
Mike Murach & Associates
August 31, 2008
DOWNLOAD THE CHAPTER
Chapter Two: How to use Oracle SQL Developer and other tools