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Whiteboard notes - July 2nd 2012 (Unedited)

posted Jul 2, 2012, 9:28 PM by Sukhjit Singh
Whiteboard from July 2nd 2012.

Introduction PL/SQL Programming - 
Sukhjit Singh -
Orientation - July 2nd 2012
>>About the course
About Language and Setting up your environment
Starting your labs.
..Cover the underlying topic concepts.

This orientation is being recorded and running in lecture mode (for audio).
If you have questions kindly type those in chat room.

Orientation Notes::

PL/SQL - Procedural Language 
SQL is an interpreted language -- 
Client and Server

..10 statements as a program block --> Put it in the server  (Pre-compiled)
From Client we simply execute it. 
Reduced the traffic between Client and Server
Improve performance.

Application Platform - SAP, PeopleSoft, JDEdward, Siebel...

What will you learn after this course?
  procedures, functions, triggers, pacakges, cursors
manage these objects
Working with Large Objects - 

Course Blocks
Lang Basics
Declaring Variables
Writing simple statement and executing them
Control Blocks (decision-making and looping)
Data Structures
Managing Transactions
Exception Handling
Packages --> Procedure and Functions
Large Objects

18 small units.
..Review the powerpoints and work on exercises.
Learning by Doing.

Accounts - 
Unix acct --> 
Oracle acct --> 
Setup files -- are on the website.

Working with Oracle Environment:
Unix acct --> Login --> Start sqlplus
sqlplus - Oracle Id/pwd. (which instructor will provide).

To setup your environment - look up the setup file on the website.

Overview of PL/SQL.

Oracle 4GL - Transact-SQL (MS SQL Server)
Procedural SQL - used for Data Manipulation of record set (through usage of Procedures or Functions).

PL/SQL Block --> Compiled to p-code --> Saved in the data dictionary.
Client access --> Call the procedure --> Loads the p-code 
Procedural statement are executed by PL/SQL engine
SQL Statements (that are part of Procedures) are executed by SQL Engine

Reduced I/O between Client and Server
Code Manageability --> Blocks.
Structured Programming --Modularize your code.
Portability -- code xfer from one Oracle system to another.
Exception Mgmt - Problem recovery

Declaring Variables
Anonymous Block

name CONSTANT varchar2(20) := 'Andrew';
SSN varchar(11) NOT NULL := DEFAULT '111-11-1111';



Learn all the datatypes
binary integer
pls integer
long raw

date --> 


Boolean type 
True, false and null

Composite datatype 
Temp variable to store values from the db records to manipulate

Rich Media - Large Objects
text and binary.

Bind Variables - 
Declare varibles in SQL/Plus
Variable a DATE;

Chapter 1

Chapter 2 - BEGIN and END Block.
PL/SQL Statement
Operators used  in expressions. (pg 2-18)
Interact with variables.(30+ operators)

+, -, /, MOD, *, || etc.
Scope Mgmt -  Nested Blocks - values from inner blocks cannot be seen by outer.  Outer block variable values are accessible by inner blocks.

SQL Functions from chapter 4.

TO_CHAR, TO_DATE.. Datatype conversion functions.

Two exercises - Chapter 1 and 2.

Send two text files (including test runs) -->

Start watching lecture for chapter 3 and 4.
No review session on 7/4 - 
Meet on July 9th 2012.

Weekly review sessions on Mon and Wed (8:15pm to 10:15pm)
Email all registered students with conf. information.