Oracle Database 11g: Advanced Programming with PL/SQL

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The student will design and fine-tune PL/SQL to interface with the database and other applications using advance PL/SQL programming.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: -
  • summarize the fundamental concepts of PL/SQL.
  • design PL/SQL code to develop procedures that are easier to use and maintain.
  • use collections to access, retrieve, and manipulate a set of similar data types.
  • use advanced interface methods.
  • implement Fine Grained Access Control to enforce security and control access to a database.
  • manipulate large objects using PL/SQL.
  • implement SecureFile LOBs.
  • compile and tune PL/SQL programs to improve performance.
  • use caching to improve performance.
  • analyze PL/SQL code.
  • profile and trace PL/SQL code.
  • identify the methods for safeguarding PL/SQL code against SQL injection attacks


IT Professional with programming experience for Oracle and experience with PL/SQL.


Fundamentals of PL/SQL

  • PL/SQL Development Environments
  • Listing restrictions on calling functions from SQL expressions

Designing PL/SQL Code

  • Get Started with Cursor Design
  • Use Cursor Variables
  • Create Subtypes Based on Existing Data Types

Using Collections

  • Create Collections
  • Manipulate Collections Using Collection Methods

Advanced Interface Methods

  • Execute Procedures Overview
  • Execute External C Programs from PL/SQL
  • Execute Java Programs from PL/SQL

Implementing VPD with Fine Grained Access Control

  • Overview of Fine Grained Access Control
  • Implement FGAC

Manipulating Larger Objects

  • Use LOB Data Types
  • Use DBMS_LOB PL/SQL Package
  • Use Temporary LOBs
  • Manage LOB Data Type

Implement SecureFile LOBs

  • Migrate BasicFile LOB to the SecureFile LOB Format
  • Enable SecureFile LOB Deduplication, Compression, and Encryption

Compiling and Tuning to Improve Performance

  • Use Native and Interpreted Compilation Methods
  • Tune PL/SQL Codes
  • Enable IntraUnit Inlining

Using Cache to Improve Performance

  • Describe New Result Cache Features in Oracle 11g
  • Write Queries Using Result Cache Hint
  • Set up PL/SQL Functions to Use PL/SQL Result Caching

Analyzing PL/SQL Code

  • Run Reports on Source Code
  • Use DBMS_METADATA to Retrieve Object Definitions

Profiling and Tracing PL/SQL Codes

  • Profile PL/SQL Applications
  • Trace PL/SQL Program Execution

Identifying Methods for Safeguarding PL/SQL Code Against SQL Injection Attacks

  • Describe SQL Injection
  • List Methods to Reduce the Attack Surface
  • Discuss Methods to Filter Input with DBMS_ASSERT
  • Identify Methods for Designing Code Immune to SQL Injections
  • List Methods for Testing Code for SQL Injection Flaws

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Duration: 3 days
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