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1 Structured Query Language (SQL) Introduction Commercial database systems use more user friendly language to specify the queries. SQL is the most influential commercially marketed product language. Other commercially used languages are QBE, Quel, and Datalog. Data Definition Language Data Types in SQL o char(n): fixed length character string, length n. o varchar(n): variable length character string, maximum length n. o int: an integer. o smallint: a small integer. o numeric(p,d): fixed point number, p digits( plus a sign), and d of the p digits are to right of the decimal point. o real, double precision: floating point and double precision numbers. o float(n): a floating point number, precision at least n digits. o date: calendar date; four digits for year, two for month and two for day of month. o time: time of day n hours minutes and seconds. o Integrity Constraints which are allowed in SQL are primary key(aj1, Aj2,, Ajm), Foreign Key and check(p) where P is the predicate. o drop table command is used to remove relations from database. o alter table command is used to add attributes to an existing relation alter table r add A D it will add attribute A of domain type D in relation r. alter table r drop A it will remove the attribute A of relation r. SQL PRIMARY KEY Constraint The PRIMARY KEY constraint uniquely identifies each record in a database table. Primary keys must contain unique values. A primary key column cannot contain NULL values. Each table should have a primary key, and each table can have only ONE primary key. SQL PRIMARY KEY Constraint on CREATE TABLE The following SQL creates a PRIMARY KEY on the "P_Id" column when the "Persons" table is created: MySQL:

2 CREATE TABLE Persons ( P_Id int NOT NULL, LastName varchar(255) NOT NULL, FirstName varchar(255), Address varchar(255), City varchar(255), PRIMARY KEY (P_Id) ) SQL Server / Oracle / MS Access: CREATE TABLE Persons ( P_Id int NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, LastName varchar(255) NOT NULL, FirstName varchar(255), Address varchar(255), City varchar(255) ) To allow naming of a PRIMARY KEY constraint, and for defining a PRIMARY KEY constraint on multiple columns, use the following SQL syntax: MySQL / SQL Server / Oracle / MS Access: CREATE TABLE Persons ( P_Id int NOT NULL, LastName varchar(255) NOT NULL, FirstName varchar(255), Address varchar(255), City varchar(255), CONSTRAINT pk_personid PRIMARY KEY (P_Id,LastName) ) Note: In the example above there is only ONE PRIMARY KEY (pk_personid). However, the value of the pk_personid is made up of two columns (P_Id and LastName). SQL PRIMARY KEY Constraint on ALTER TABLE To create a PRIMARY KEY constraint on the "P_Id" column when the table is already created, use the following SQL: MySQL / SQL Server / Oracle / MS Access: ALTER TABLE Persons ADD PRIMARY KEY (P_Id) To allow naming of a PRIMARY KEY constraint, and for defining a PRIMARY KEY constraint on multiple columns, use the following SQL syntax: MySQL / SQL Server / Oracle / MS Access: ALTER TABLE Persons ADD CONSTRAINT pk_personid PRIMARY KEY (P_Id,LastName)

3 Note: If you use the ALTER TABLE statement to add a primary key, the primary key column(s) must already have been declared to not contain NULL values (when the table was first created). To DROP a PRIMARY KEY Constraint To drop a PRIMARY KEY constraint, use the following SQL: MySQL: ALTER TABLE Persons DROP PRIMARY KEY SQL Server / Oracle / MS Access: ALTER TABLE Persons DROP CONSTRAINT pk_personid Basic Structure The basic structure of an SQL consists of three clauses: select, from and where. select: it corresponds to the projection operation of relational algebra. Used to list the attributes desired in the result. from: corresponds to the Cartesian product operation of relational algebra. Used to list the relations to be scanned in the evaluation of the expression where: corresponds to the selection predicate of the relational algebra. It consists of a predicate involving attributes of the relations that appear in the from clause. A typical SQL query has the form: select A 1, A 2,, A n from r 1, r 2,, r m where P o A i represents an attribute o r j represents a relation o P is a predicate o It is equivalent to following relational algebra expression: o Π A1,A 2,,A n (σ P (r 1 r 2 r m )) [Note: The words marked in dark in this text work as keywords in SQL language. For example select, from and where in the above paragraph are shown in bold font to indicate that they are keywords] Select Clause Let us see some simple queries and use of select clause to express them in SQL. Find the names of all branches in the Loan relation select branch-name By default the select clause includes duplicate values. If we want to force the elimination of duplicates the distinct keyword is used as follows:

4 select distinct branch-name The all key word can be used to specify explicitly that duplicates are not removed. Even if we not use all it means the same so we don t require all to use in select clause. select all branch-name The asterisk * can be used to denote all attributes. The following SQL statement will select and all the attributes of Loan. select * The arithmetic expressions involving operators, +, -, *, and / are also allowed in select clause. The following statement will return the amount multiplied by 100 for the rows in Loan table. select branch-name, loan-number, amount * 100 Where Clause Find all loan numbers for loans made at Sadar branch with loan amounts greater than Rs select loan-number where branch-name= Sadar and amount > 1200 where clause uses uses logival connectives and, or, and not operands of the logical connectives can be expressions involving the comparison operators <, <=, >, >=, =, and < >. between can be used to simplify the comparisons select loan-number where amount between and From Clause The from clause by itself defines a Cartesian product of the relations in the clause. When an attribute is present in more than one relation they can be referred as relationname.attribute-name to avoid the ambiguity. For all customers who have loan from the bank, find their names and loan numbers select distinct customer-name, Borrower.loan-number from Borrower, Loan where Borrower.loan-number = Loan.loan-number The Rename Operation Used for renaming both relations both relations and attributes in SQL Use as clause: old-name as new-name

5 Find the names and loan numbers of the customers who have a loan at the Sadar branch. select distinct customer-name, borrower.loan-number as loan-id from Borrower, Loan where Borrower.loan-number = Loan.loan-number and branch-name = Sadar we can now refer the loan-number instead by the name loan-id. For all customers who have a loan from the bank, find their names and loan-numbers select distinct customer-name, T.loan-number from Borrower as T, Loan as S where T.loan-number = S.loan-number Find the names of all branches that have assets greater than at least one branch located in Mathura. select distinct T.branch-name from branch as T, branch as S where T.assets > S.assets and S.branch-city = Mathura String Operation Two special characters are used for pattern matching in strings: o Percent ( % ) : The % character matches any substring o Underscore( _ ): The _ character matches any character %Mandi : will match with the strings ending with Mandi viz. Raja Ki mandi, Peepal Mandi _ matches any string of three characters. Find the names of all customers whose street address includes the substring Main select customer-name from Customer where customer-street like %Main% Order By In/ Not IN Between Set Operations union, intersect and except operations are set operations available in SQL. Relations participating in any of the set operation must be compatible; i.e. they must have the same set of attributes. Union Operation: o Find all customers having a loan, an account, or both at the bank union

6 It will automatically eliminate duplicates. o If we want to retain duplicates union all can be used union all Intersect Operation o Find all customers who have both an account and a loan at the bank intersect o If we want to retail all the duplicates intersect all Except Opeartion o Find all customers who have an account but no loan at the bank except o If we want to retain the duplicates: except all Aggregate Functions Aggregate functions are those functions which take a collection of values as input and return a single value. SQL offers 5 built in aggregate functionso Average: avg o Minimum:min o Maximum:max o Total: sum

7 o Count:count The input to sum and avg must be a collection of numbers but others may have collections of non-numeric data types as input as well Find the average account balance at the Sadar branch select avg(balance) from Account where branch-name= Sadar The result will be a table which contains single cell (one row and one column) having numerical value corresponding to average balance of all account at sadar branch. group by clause is used to form groups, tuples with the same value on all attributes in the group by clause are placed in one group. Find the average account balance at each branch select branch-name, avg(balance) from Account group by branch-name By default the aggregate functions include the duplicates. distinct keyword is used to eliminate duplicates in an aggregate functions: Find the number of depositors for each branch select branch-name, count(distinct customer-name) from Depositor, Account where Depositor.account-number = Account.account-number group by branch-name having clause is used to state condition that applies to groups rather than tuples. Find the average account balance at each branch where average account balance is more than Rs select branch-name, avg(balance) from Account group by branch-name having avg(balance) > 1200 Count the number of tuples in Customer table select count(*) from Customer SQL doesn t allow distinct with count(*) When where and having are both present in a statement where is applied before having. Nested Subqueries A subquery is a select-from-where expression that is nested within another query. Set Membership o The in and not in connectives are used for this type of subquery. o Find all customers who have both a loan and an account at the bank, this query can be written using nested subquery form as follows select distinct customer-name

8 from Borrower where customer-name in o Select the names of customers who have a loan at the bank, and whose names are neither Smith nor Jones select distinct customer-name from Borrower where customer-name not in( Smith, Jones ) Set Comparison o Find the names of all branches that have assets greater than those of at least one branch located in Mathura select branch-name from Branch where asstets > some (select assets from Branch where branch-city = Mathura ) o Apart from > some others comparison could be < some, <= some, >= some, = some, < > some. o Find the names of all branches that have assets greater than that of each branch located in Mathura select branch-name from Branch where asstets > all (select assets from Branch where branch-city = Mathura ) o Apart from > all others comparison could be < all, <= all, >= all, = all, < >all. Modification of Database Deletion o In SQL we can delete only whole tuple and not the values on any particular attributes. The command is as follows: delete from r where P. where P is a predicate and r is a relation. o delete command operates on only one relation at a time. Examples are as follows: o Delete all tuples from the Loan relation delete o Delete all of the Smith s account records delete from Depositor where customer-name = Smith o Delete all loans with loan amounts between Rs 1300 and Rs delete where amount between 1300 and 1500

9 o Delete the records of all accounts with balances below the average at the bank delete from Account where balance < ( select avg(balance) from Account) Insertion o In SQL we either specify a tuple to be inserted or write a query whose result is a set of tuples to be inserted. Examples are as follows: o Insert an account of account number A-9732 at the Sadar branch having balance of Rs 1200 insert into Account values( Sadar, A-9732, 1200) the values are specified in the order in which the corresponding attributes are listed in the relation schema. o SQL allows the attributes to be specified as part of the insert statement insert into Account(account-number, branch-name, balance) values( A-9732, Sadar, 1200) insert into Account(branch-name, account-number, balance) values( Sadar, A-9732, 1200) o Provide for all loan customers of the Sadar branch a new Rs 200 saving account for each loan account they have. Where loan-number serve as the account number for these accounts. insert into Account select branch-name, loan-number, 200 where branch-name = Sadar Updates o Used to change a value in a tuple without changing all values in the tuple. o Suppose that annual interest payments are being made, and all balances are to be increased by 5 percent. update Account set balance = balance * 1.05 o Suppose that accounts with balances over Rs10000 receive 6 percent interest, whereas all others receive 5 percent. update Account set balance = balance * 1.06 where balance > update Account set balance = balance * 1.05 where balance <= Views In SQL create view command is used to define a view as follows:

10 create view v as <query expression> where <query expression> is any legal query expression and v is the view name. The view consisting of branch names and the names of customers who have either an account or a loan at the branch. This can be defined as follows: create view All-customer as (select branch-name, customer-name from Depositor, Account where Depositor.account-number=account.account-number) union (select branch-name, customer-name from Borrower, Loan where Borrower.loan-number = Loan.loan-number) The attributes names may be specified explicitly within a set of round bracket after the name of view. The view names may be used as relations in subsequent queries. Using the view Allcustomer find all customers of Sadar branch select customer-name from All-customer where branch-name= Sadar A create-view clause creates a view definition in the database which stays until a command - drop view view-name - is executed.

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