Oracle® PL–SQL™ by Example – Benjamin Rosenzweig, Elena S. Rakhimov – 4th Edition


Oracle 11g has introduced a number of new features and improvements for PL/. This introduction briefly describes features not covered in this and points you to specific chapters
for features that are within scope of this book. The list of features described here is also available in the “What’s New in PL/SQL?” section of the PL/SQL Language Reference manual offered as
part of Oracle help available online.
The new PL/SQL features and enhancements are as follows:
. Enhancements to regular expression built-in SQL functions
. CONTINUE statement
. in PL/SQL expressions
. Dynamic SQL enhancements
. Named and mixed in PL/SQL subprogram invocations
. Cross-session PL/SQL function result cache
. More over triggers
. Compound triggers
. resident connection pool
. Automatic subprogram inlining
. PL/Scope
. PL/SQL hierarchical profiler
. PL/SQL native compiler generates native code directly

Table of Contents

About the Authors
C. 1 PL/SQL Concepts
C. 2 General Programming Language Fundamentals
C. 3 SQL in PL/SQL
C. 4 Conditional Control: IF Statements
C. 5 Conditional Control: CASE Statements
C. 6 Iterative Control: Part I
C. 7 Iterative Control: Part II
C. 8 Error Handling and Built-in Exceptions
C. 9 Exceptions
C. 10 Exceptions: Advanced Concepts
C. 11 Introduction to Cursors
C. 12 Advanced Cursors
C. 13 Triggers
C. 14 Compound Triggers
C. 15 Collections
C. 16 Records
C. 17 Native Dynamic SQL
C. 18 Bulk SQL
C. 19 Procedures
C. 20 Functions
C. 21 Packages
C. 22 Stored Code
C. 23 Object Types in Oracle
C. 24 Oracle Supplied Packages
A. A PL/SQL Formatting Guide
A. B Student Database Schema
A. C ANSI SQL Standards
A. D Answers to the Try It Yourself Sections
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