PL/SQL, Oracle’s procedural extension to SQL, is an advanced fourth-generation
programming language (4GL). It offers modern features such as data encapsulation,
overloading, collection types, exception handling, and information hiding. PL/SQL
also offers seamless SQL access, tight integration with the Oracle server and tools,
portability, and security.
This guide explains all the concepts behind PL/SQL and illustrates every facet of
the language. Good programming style is stressed throughout and supported by
numerous examples. Using this guide, you learn PL/SQL quickly and effectively....