Win RDBI software available on the author's web site allows readers to interactively experiment with Relational Algebra, Domain Relational Calculus, Tuple Relational Calculus, and Structured Query Language expressions appearing in the book.
Introduces readers to the industry standard query language in terms of its mathematical foundations and the formal query languages on which SQL is based.
Enable students and professionals to examine realistic examples from a requirement description to conceptual design and implementation. Provides a side-by-side comparison of the four query languages.
Relates Theory to Practice
Examines the query languages of the popular PC-based database product Microsoft® Access, including Access QBE (Query By Example) and Access SQL.
Table of Contents: 1. The Relational Data Model. 2. Relational Algebra. 3. Domain Relational Calculus. 4. Tuple Relational Calculus. 5. SQL. 6. Case Studies. 7. Microsoft Access. Appendix: WinRDBI