How To Use Oracle Analytic Functions

What are Oracle analytic functions? How and why do you use them? Learn this and more in this free vdeo tutorial from SkillBuilders.

SQL is a language that allows you to perform queries to answer a wide range of questions about your data. While standard SQL is quite powerful, there are many Business Intelligence questions that standard aggregate functions cannot answer at all or would require very complex and inefficient SQL statements. Questions about running totals, percent of total, and ranking within a group fall into this area. Also, more complex BI queries such as Top-N within a group and aggregates over a range also fall in this arena.

These questions can be easily answered Oracle Analytic Functions. This tutorial will show you how to use Oracle’s Analytic Function extensions to SQL to answer these questions simply and efficiently.

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Audience: Anyone familiar with an Oracle database.

Language: English

Date: Jun 17, 2010

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