The entire course will be taught by Peter McBrien, and comprise of three hours per week of combined lectures and tutorials. Lectures for the course will run in weeks 2-10. The exam for the course will be held at the start of the Summer term.
The syllabus and book list are held in DSS and on the departmental course page
To gain access to Panopto Lecture Recordings, Piazza Discussion Forums, and to receive course emails, please register at least to level 2 for this course.
The slides are placed here at the time of the lecture. Slides with grey links are provisional versions of the slides. Note that the course content is what is presented verbally during the lectures: you are expected to attend all lectures. Worksheets will be provided during lectures, and answers to those worksheets provided also during lectures.
Further examples to download into your own database are found in my databases tools and data mini site.
To connect to the databases hosted on SQL Server, issue commands in the following form on a CSG Linux machine (and using password 'lab'):
sqsh -S sqlserver -D bank_branch -U lab
Once connected, queries may be entered, terminated by
\go. Help on the environment may be found using
The sqshrc file may be copied as .sqshrc in
your home directory, and altered to change the default behaviour of
sqsh. This file should by default be also present as
/etc/sqshrc on CSG Linux machines, but may be absent from
recent Ubuntu installations.
Note that this version of SQL Server does not support the various three valued logic tests
IF NOT FALSE, etc. It has been set to use ANSI
NULL equality tests.
To connect to the databases hosted on Postgres, issue commands in the following form on a CSG Linux machine (and using password 'lab'):
psql -h db -U lab -d bank_branch -W
Once connected, queries may be entered, terminated with a semicolon.
Online help may be accessed with
\exit used to exit the
Note that this version of Postgres does not support