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A GUIDE TO SQL, Ninth Edition, provides an effective introduction to SQL programming using straightforward instruction, extensive hands-on exercises, and a strong foundation in real-world business applications. The Ninth Edition builds on the longstanding success of this proven text by presenting basic SQL commands in the context of a running case, in which a business uses SQL to manage orders, items, customers, and sales reps. The authors emphasize that fundamental principles and practices apply regardless of the database environment chosen, and they include examples from the latest versions of Oracle® and Microsoft® Access®, and SQL Server throughout the text.

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  • Building on the longstanding success of this proven text, the Ninth Edition introduces basic SQL commands in a real-world context using a running case, which explores how a business might use SQL to manage orders, parts, customers, and sales reps.
  • A new continuing case problem appears in each chapter throughout the book.
  • New cases are used in the end-of-chapter exercises and cases.
  • Critical thinking questions and exercises that challenge students to use problem-solving and analytical skills appear in each case.
  • To illustrate that fundamental principles and practices remain valid regardless of which database environment is used, the authors include numerous examples of the latest versions of Oracle®, Microsoft® Access®, and SQL Server.

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