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Pro Oracle Database 11g Administration by Darl Kuhn

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C H A P T E R  7

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Tables and Constraints

The previous chapters in this book cover topics that prepare you for the next logical step of creating database objects. For example, you need to install the Oracle binaries and create a database, tablespaces, and users before you start creating tables. Usually, the first objects created for an application are the tables, constraints, and indexes. This chapter focuses on the management of tables and constraints. The management of indexes is covered in Chapter 8.

A table is the basic storage container for data in a database. You create and modify the table structure via Data Definition Language (DDL) statements ...

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