This 4-day course is an introduction to the HP NonStop SQL/MP database product and serves as a prerequisite to more advanced courses. Hands-on lab sessions provide practical experience with creating databases and generating queries to access the data. The course is 70 percent lecture and 30 percent hands-on labs using HP NonStop servers.

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  • Concept and Facilities for NonStop Systems (U4147S)


  • Anyone working with or interested in the HP NonStop SQL/MP product
  • Anyone responsible for managing or designing a database or developing embedded SQL programs
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Module 1 - Relational Database Definitions

  • Flat-file systems and relational database management systems (RDMBS)
  • Components of a relational table
  • Relational database structure
  • Primary and foreign keys in a relational table
  • Different types of relationships
  • How relationships are formed in a relational database

Module 2 - SQL/MP Physical Architecture

  • Characteristics and functions of NonStop SQL/MP objects
  • Function and important aspects of each of the objects

Module 3 - NonStop SQL/MP Process Architecture

  • Characteristics and functions of NonStop SQL/MP processes
  • Function and important aspects of each of the processes
  • Overall data flow

Module 4 - NonStop SQL/MP - the SQL Language

  • Standard types of SQL statements and their functions

Module 5 - NonStop SQL/MP Conversational Interface

  • Setting up an SQLCI session
  • Standard SQLCI commands
  • Ad hoc query processing

Module 6 - Generating Queries for Single Tables

  • Core syntax, structure, and function of an SQL query

Module 7 - Generating Queries Against Multiple Tables

  • Concept of a 'join'
  • Simple join examples
  • How joining works and how to work through a join

Module 8 - SQL Subqueries

  • Concept of a subquery
  • Two types of subqueries
  • Syntax of subqueries

Module 9 - Creating a NonStop SQL/MP Database

  • Catalog
  • Table
  • Partition
  • Index
  • Constraint
  • View
  • Comment
  • Collation

Module 10 - Creating Rows and Loading a NonStop SQL/MP Database

  • Referential integrity
  • How to use the INSERT statement
  • SQL utilities, CONVERT, COPY, and LOA

Module 11 - Modifying Database Data

  • Business transactions and Transaction Control Language (TCL) SQL commands
  • SQL UPDATE and DELETE commands
  • Locking mechanisms

Module 12 - NonStop SQL Management Functions

  • Introduction to managing an SQL/MP database
  • Syntax to alter or drop a NonStop SQL/MP object
  • Impact and considerations to alter or drop SQL objects in the database
  • Security issues related to adding, altering, or dropping an SQL object from the database
  • Object dependencies
  • SQLCI and NonStop kernel utilities
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