Oracle® SQL Training

Course 493

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Labs: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Level: Intermediate

This Oracle PL/SQL training course will teach you to increase the productivity, performance, scalability, portability, and security of your Oracle database. With this training, you will learn how to execute PL/SQL programs in Oracle, build stored procedures, design and execute modular applications, and increase the efficiency of data movement — essential skills for any Oracle developer.

Oracle PL/SQL Programming Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Oracle PL/SQL Programming Training Course Information

Oracle PL/SQL Programming Training Course Benefits

  • Develop efficient PL/SQL programs to access Oracle databases
  • Create stored procedures and functions for reuse and maintenance
  • Design modular applications using packages
  • Manage data retrieval for front-end applications
  • Invoke native dynamic SQL to develop high-level abstract code

Oracle PL/SQL Programming Training Course Prerequisites

Students taking this course should have knowledge and experience at the level of:

PL/SQL Course Outline

PL/SQL fundamentals

  • Declaring and anchoring variables to database definitions
  • Flow control constructs

Oracle 11g and 12c PL/SQL features

  • PL/Scope in Oracle 11g
  • Returning implicit cursor results from stored procedures in Oracle 12c
  • Declaring local functions within SELECT statements in Oracle 12c

Maintaining data with DML statements

  • Employing the RETURNING INTO clause
  • Solving the fetch-across-commit problem

Managing data retrieval with cursors

  • Implications of explicit and implicit cursors
  • Simplifying cursor processing with cursor FOR LOOPs
  • Embedding cursor expressions in SELECT statements

Cursor variables

  • Strong vs. weak cursor variables
  • Passing cursor variables to other programs
  • Defining REF CURSORS in packages

Error handling using EXCEPTIONs

  • Propagation and scope
  • "Retrying" problem transactions with EXCEPTION processing

Debugging PL/SQL blocks

  • Simplifying testing and debugging with conditional compilation
  • Interpreting compiler messages
  • Applying structured testing techniques
  • Building and applying a test bed
  • Leveraging the debugging facilities in SQL Developer

Writing stored procedures and functions

  • Calling and invoking server-side logic
  • Passing input and output parameters
  • Implementing an autonomous transaction

Coding user-written functions

  • Calling PL/SQL functions from SQL
  • Building table-valued functions

Developing safe triggers

  • Employing :OLD and :NEW variables
  • Avoiding unreliable trigger constructs
  • Exploiting schema and database triggers

Collection types

  • PL/SQL tables, nested tables, VARRAYs
  • Stepping through dense and nonconsecutive collections

Bulk binding for high performance

  • Moving data into and out of PL/SQL blocks
  • BULK COLLECT INTO and FORALL
  • BULK cursor attributes
  • BULK EXCEPTION handling

Finessing the compiler

  • The EXECUTE IMMEDIATE statement
  • The RETURNING INTO clause

Types of dynamic SQL

  • Building SQL statements during runtime
  • Autogenerating standard code
  • Package structure: SPEC and BODY
  • Eliminating dependency problems
  • Overloading for polymorphic effects
  • Evaluating application frameworks
  • Declaring and using persistent global variables

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Course FAQs

This course is currently running on Oracle 12c.

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