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Advanced Oracle 11g PL/SQL Training: Advanced Oracle 11g PL/SQL

Course Number: ORC-203
Duration: 5 days
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Advanced Oracle 11g PL/SQL Training Overview

This Oracle 11g PL/SQL training teaches attendees advanced Oracle PL/SQL database programming skills.

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Advanced Oracle 11g PL/SQL Training Prerequisites

All attendees must have a prior understanding of writing SQL queries, including joins.

Hands-on/Lecture Ratio

This Advanced Oracle 11g PL/SQL Training course is 60% hands-on, 40% discussion, with the longest discussion segments lasting 25 minutes.

Advanced Oracle 11g PL/SQL Training Materials

All students receive comprehensive courseware and a related textbook.

Software Needed on Each Student PC

  • A complete installation of Oracle Enterprise Edition 11g or 11g R2
  • Oracle SQL Developer

Advanced Oracle 11g PL/SQL Training Objectives

  • Invoke external procedures and integrate these into PL/SQL applications.
  • Use dynamic SQL to extend the functionality and flexibility of database programs.
  • Identify SQL injection attack vulnerabilities and security risks to protect against hacking.
  • Incorporate collections and other advanced types into application logic to increase efficiency and execution speed.
  • Work with LOBs, including piece-wise data manipulation and dynamic modification of SecureFile storage options.
  • Expand functionality with system-supplied database utility packages.
  • Tune with the DBMS_PROFILER() system-supplied package and debugging with the DBMS_TRACE() system-supplied package.
  • Write efficient PL/SQL code and avoiding common coding mistakes.
  • Enable native compilation and execution of all database-resident program units.
  • Control and managing PL/SQL compilation for high-efficiency execution.
  • Analyze PL/SQL code structure by means of the PL/Scope facility.
  • Analyze PL/SQL application performance and tune bottlenecks using the PL/SQL Hierarchical Profiler.
  • Implement fine-grained security mechanisms as part of an advanced security model.
  • Use dynamic partitioning and DML parallelization using the system-supplied package DBMS_PARALLEL_EXECUTE().

Advanced Oracle 11g PL/SQL Training Outline

  • Dynamic SQL
    • Advantages & Disadvantages
    • Native Dynamic SQL
    • Dynamic Update...Returning
    • Dynamic SQL Using DBMS_SQL()
  • Using Collections
    • About Collections
    • Bulk Bind Using Collections
    • Collection Methods
    • More About The Returning Clause
    • Advanced Collection Features
    • Collection Multiset Operations
    • In Indices Of Clause
    • In Values Of Clause
  • System-Supplied Packages: DBMS_METADATA() - Part I
    • Why Retrieve Object Definitions?
    • Retrieving Default Metadata
    • Retrieving Customized Metadata
    • Using OPEN() & CLOSE()
    • Using SET_FILTER()
    • Using SET_COUNT()
    • Using ADD_TRANSFORM()
    • Using Fetch DDL()
    • About Sys.Ku$_Ddl
    • About Sys.Ku$_Ddls
    • Calling FETCH_DDL()
  • System-Supplied Packages: DBMS_METADATA() - Part II
    • GET_QUERY()
  • System-Supplied Packages: DBMS_METADATA() - Part III
    • Fetch CLOB()
    • SET_FILTER() for Dependent Objects
    • Primary & Dependent Object Ddl
  • System-Supplied Packages: DBMS_REDEFINITION()
    • About Table Redefinition
  • System-Supplied Packages: DBMS_LOB()
    • Working with External Bfiles
    • Working with Internal Lobs
    • COMPARE()
    • APPEND()
    • COPY()
    • ERASE()
    • TRIM()
    • READ()
    • SUBSTR()
    • INSTR()
    • WRITE()
    • Dynamic Securefile Options
  • SETOPTIONS() System-Supplied Packages: Others
    • Compression With UTL_COMPRESS()
    • UTL_MAIL()
    • Calling the SEND() Procedure
    • Calling the SEND_ATTACH_XXX() Procedures
    • DB_VERSION()
  • Advanced Interface Methods
    • About External Procedures
    • Calling Java Classes
    • Calling C Programs
  • PL/SQL Advanced Programming & Coding Techniques
    • Autonomous Transactions
    • Using Nocopy for Parameters
    • Choosing the Optimum Data Type
    • Avoiding Implicit Data Type Conversion
    • Choosing Between Number and Pls_Integer
    • About Pls_Integer
    • Using Simple_Integer
    • Char Variables of Different Lengths
    • Varchar2 Variables of Different Lengths
    • Char Vs. Varchar2
    • Char Vs. Varchar2 with an Equality
    • Comparison
    • Useful PL/SQL Coding Techniques
    • Handling String Literals
  • Influencing Oracle PL/SQL Compilation
    • PL/SQL Compiler Optimization
    • PLSQL_Optimize_Level
    • Controlling Compilation Messages
    • PL/SQL Native Execution
  • Dynamic Partitioning & Parallelization
    • About Dynamic Partitioning (Chunks)
    • Creating & Processing Chunks
    • DROP_TASK()
    • Monitoring Chunk Processing
  • Application Tuning with the PL/SQL Hierarchical Profiler
    • What Is The Hierarchical Profiler?
    • Configuring The Profiler
    • Managing Profiler Runs
    • Analyzing Profiler Data
    • Interpreting The Results
    • Dbmshp_Runs
    • Dbmshp_Function_Info
    • Dbmshp_Parent_Child_Info
  • PL/SQL Debugging with DBMS_TRACE()
    • Using The Trace Facility
    • DBMS_TRACE() To Manage Runs
    • Examining The Trace Data
    • Event_Kind Values
  • Protecting Against SQL Injection Attacks
    • Understanding The Threat
    • Applying Countermeasures
  • Implementing Virtual Private Databases
    • Understanding VPDs
    • Preparing for a VPD
    • Configuring a VPD
    • Managing Application Contexts
    • Using SYS_CONTEXT()
    • Managing Policies & Security Rules
  • Conclusion