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Oracle Developer Essentials: Data Types

by David Berry

This course introduces the most common data types used in tables in Oracle, including CHAR, VARCHAR2, NUMBER, DATE, TIMESTAMP and LOB data types.

What you'll learn

This course introduces the most common data types that are available in Oracle. Selecting the correct data type is very important in creating a database design, so it is important to know what data types are available and their capabilities. This is intended to be an introductory level course that will make sure you understand how to choose the data type that best fits your needs.

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About the author

David Berry is a software engineer with over 15 years of application development experience. He started developing software in Java 1.0 using an Oracle 7 backend. Making the switch to Microsoft .NET when it was released, he has worked with every version of .NET since. He has also worked with every version of Oracle since Oracle 7 and ever version of SQL Server since SQL Server 7. His experience spans a broad range of industries including semiconductors, financial services, insurance an gove... more

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