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Home > Training > Oracle 11g > Oracle Database 11g: PL/SQL Fundamentals I Training

Oracle Database 11g: PL/SQL Fundamentals I Training

Course#: WA1736

The primary objective of this course is to provide an introduction to the PL/SQL database programming language, based upon the latest features available with the Oracle database. Syntax, structure and features of the language are discussed in the context of database applications and programming.

What you will learn

Among the specific subjects discussed in this course are:

  • Understand the environment and context in which PL/SQL operates.
  • Consider the advantages and benefits of PL/SQL within a database environment.
  • Declaring program variables and complex data types.
  • Developing logic within PL/SQL program blocks.
  • Fetching data from the database into program variables.
  • Returning program output to users.
  • Handling program exceptions.
  • Using explicit and implicit database cursors.
  • Using the advanced features of nested blocks and subprograms.
  • How to take advantage of advanced features such as regular expression support and the handling of string literals within program code.


Target audience for this course is all Oracle professionals. Among the specific groups for whom this course will be helpful are:

  • Application designers and developers
  • Database administrators
  • Business users and non-technical senior end users


Two days.

Outline of WA1736 Oracle Database 11g: PL/SQL Fundamentals I Training

1. Choosing a sql & pl/sql interface

  • Using sql developer
  • Using sql*plus
  • Using application express
  • Using jdeveloper studio

2. Language features

  • Understanding pl/sql
  • Structure of a pl/sql program block
  • Using pl/sql from sql*plus

3. Declare clause

  • About the declare clause
  • Declare simple types
  • Declare complex types
  • Type ... Table
  • Type ... Record

4. Begin clause

  • About the begin clause
  • Performing data manipulation
  • Logic control & branching
  • Loop
  • If-then-else
  • Case

5. Exception clause

  • About the exception clause
  • Isolating the specific exception
  • Pragma exception_init
  • Sql%rowcount & select...into

6. Explicit cursors

  • About explicit cursors
  • Advanced cursor techniques
  • Advanced programming: declared subprograms
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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