Skilling with PL/SQL

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PL/SQL (Procedural Language/Structured Query Language) is a powerful extension of SQL used to develop stored procedures, functions, triggers, and packages within the Oracle database environment. This course is designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to become a proficient PL/SQL developer, capable of leveraging the full potential of Oracle’s database capabilities.


Course Objectives: In this comprehensive course, we aim to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Introduction to PL/SQL: We will start by understanding the basics of PL/SQL, its architecture, and its role as a procedural language. You will learn about PL/SQL’s advantages, its integration with SQL, and the fundamental programming constructs used in the language.
  2. PL/SQL Language Elements: Delve into PL/SQL’s syntax and language elements, including variables, constants, data types, conditional statements (IF-THEN-ELSE), loops (WHILE, FOR), and exception handling. Mastery of these elements is essential for writing robust and structured PL/SQL code.
  3. PL/SQL Blocks and Subprograms: Learn how to create and execute PL/SQL blocks, procedures, functions, and anonymous blocks. Discover how to call and reuse subprograms, which are the building blocks of modular and reusable PL/SQL code.
  4. Cursors and Records: Gain a comprehensive understanding of cursors and records in PL/SQL. Cursors enable you to process multi-row queries, and records facilitate the handling of multiple data items as a single unit.
  5. Triggers: Explore triggers, which are PL/SQL programs executed automatically in response to specific database events. Learn to create triggers to enforce data integrity, perform auditing, and automate complex business logic.
  6. Exception Handling: Understand the importance of exception handling in PL/SQL. You will learn how to catch and handle errors gracefully, ensuring the robustness and reliability of your PL/SQL programs.
  7. Packages: Dive into the concept of packages, which provide a modular and organized approach to encapsulate related PL/SQL objects. Discover how to create and use packages effectively to promote code reusability and maintainability.
  8. Performance Optimization: Learn techniques to optimize PL/SQL code for better performance, such as bulk processing, FORALL statements, and using bind variables.
  9. Advanced PL/SQL Concepts: We will cover advanced topics like dynamic SQL, hierarchical queries, and PL/SQL collections (arrays, nested tables, and associative arrays). These concepts are crucial for handling dynamic scenarios and large datasets efficiently.
  10. Real-World Projects: Throughout the course, you will work on hands-on projects that simulate real-world scenarios, enabling you to apply your knowledge and skills to practical PL/SQL development tasks.
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