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Head First SQL: specific relational database system?

Jeff Storey
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Joined: Apr 07, 2007
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I had a couple of questions about your book. You mentioned in another post you do address some complex topics, but I had some specific questions. Do you address the following topics: procedural SQL, triggers, and user permissions (I know that's a wide range of topics).

Also, do you address working with any specific relational database system? Many have their own little nuances (i.e. wildcard characters may differ and syntax may vary).

[ October 17, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]

Jeff Storey
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Lynn Beighley
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Hi Jeff,
I do go through user permissions in great detail, but not triggers or procedural SQL or triggers. As far as syntax, I stick as closely to ANSI SQL as possible, and trust that the reader can pick up a reference book for their specific database. We felt that for the reader, going to a reference to check syntax was far better than us focusing on nuances of syntax at the expense of deeper conceptual learning.

Lynn Beighley<br />Author, Head First SQL
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