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Paperback SQL Instant Reference (SYBEX INSTANT REFERENCE SERIES) Book

ISBN: 0782111483

ISBN13: 9780782111484


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Book Overview

Indispensable for every SQL user and developer, this is the only guide to the new standard in reference format. Not just a command reference--the book defines the concepts, and puts SQL in context as the leading, but not exclusive, database standard. Covers Microsoft's ODBC and Borland's IDAPI connectivity standard.

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5 ratings

Not for me but my husband raves about it

I am so not into SQL but any reference book that my husband (Mr. Quick to throw away everything) keeps by his bedside table is worth its weight in gold. As my husband works on projects, he turns to this book time and time again. Unlike most things in our house, this one has not collected much dust at all.

SQL instant reference is just that

A good, concise, thorough, compact review of SQL92 in 350 pages, with user-friendly and thoughtful organisation and layout, and some examples. Like other reviewers I am puzzled by complaints that it is not a primer for SQL beginners and does not cover vendor extensions to the SQL language. If you need a primer, by all means buy a primer. If you need a book on a vendor's product, buy one of those. There are dozens!

Concise, manageable, more than enough information

I found this small reference to be a fantastic choice for me. I don't understand and totally disagree with the bad reviews. This is a 380+ page REFERENCE that not only covers every single SQL command with examples and illustrations, it covers SQL92, SQL99, plus it also includes the fundamentals of relational databases, some database design theory, and even some introductory SQL in case you are not familiar with it. If this is not enough, you also get a very nice glossary. The book is not platform specific, which is another nice plus. If you are looking for detail, get the SQL Programming from Wrox, or the SQL Unleashed book. If you want to quickly put out some fires, and want a manageable reference handy, then do not hesitate to buy this one. 5 stars and totally recommended.

Great reference!

This is the most used of my SQL book collection - pure syntax, and some paltry notes. For the person who is really serious and doesn't want to read a tome that talks down to you.

Pretty good, small sized reference.

This book covers the sql standard only. It does not cover anything which is db specific. I feel it is a good bood if you want quick access to statement syntax without having to leaf through a 3000 page book.
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