Introduction. Book I: SQL Concepts. Chapter 1: Relational Database Basics. Chapter 2: Modeling a System. Chapter 3: SQL Overview. Chapter 4: SQL and the Relational Model. Chapter 5: The Major Components of SQL. Chapter 6: SQL Characteristics. Book II: Relational Database Development. Chapter 1: System Development Overview. Chapter 2: Building a Database Model. Chapter 3: Balancing Performance and Correctness. Chapter 4: Creating a Database with SQL. Book III: SQL Queries. Chapter 1: Values, Variables, Functions, and Expressions. Chapter 2: SELECT Statements and Modifying Clauses. Chapter 3: Querying Multiple Tables with Subqueries. Chapter 4: Querying Multiple Tables with Relational Operators. Book IV: Data Security. Chapter 1: Protecting Against Hardware Failure and External Threats. Chapter 2: Protecting Against User Errors and Conflicts. Chapter 3: Assigning Access Privileges. Chapter 4: Error Handling. Book V: SQL and Programming. Chapter 1: Database Development Environments. Chapter 2: Interfacing SQL to a Procedural Language. Chapter 3: Using SQL in an Application Program. Chapter 4: Designing a Sample Application. Chapter 5: Building a Sample Application. Chapter 6: SQL's Procedural Capabilities. Chapter 7: Connecting to a Remote Database. Book VI: SQL and XML. Chapter 1: XML/SQL Basics. Chapter 2: Storing XML Data in SQL Tables. Chapter 3: Retrieving Data from XML Documents. Book VII: Database Tuning Overview. Chapter 1: Tuning the Database. Chapter 2: Tuning the Environment. Chapter 3: Finding and Eliminating Bottlenecks. Book VIII: Appendixes. Appendix A: SQL:2003 Reserved Words. Appendix B: Glossary. Index.
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