Do not delay, Do not delay: the golden moments fly!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Masque of Pandora (Pt. VII)
Throughout the book, there are examples that illustrate each step of the process in detail, but I have not yet followed a single example through the entire process. If you like seeing whole processes from end to end and working from those examples, this appendix is for you.
The example in this appendix follows a query that is just complex enough to illustrate the main points that come up repeatedly, while having something wrong that needs fixing. Imagine that the following query were proposed for an application designed to run well on Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server, and you were asked to pass judgement regarding its optimality on those databases and to propose changes to tune it as needed:
SELECT C.Phone_Number, C.Honorific, C.First_Name, C.Last_Name, C.Suffix, C.Address_ID, A.Address_ID, A.Street_Addr_Line1, A.Street_Addr_Line2, A.City_Name, A.State_Abbreviation, A.ZIP_Code, OD.Deferred_Ship_Date, OD.Item_Count, P.Prod_Description, S.Shipment_Date FROM Orders O, Order_Details OD, Products P, Customers C, Shipments S, Addresses A WHERE OD.Order_ID = O.Order_ID AND O.Customer_ID = C.Customer_ID AND OD.Product_ID = P.Product_ID AND OD.Shipment_ID = S.Shipment_ID AND S.Address_ID = A.Address_ID AND C.Phone_Number = 6505551212 AND O.Business_Unit_ID = 10 ORDER BY C.Customer_ID, O.Order_ID Desc, S.Shipment_ID, OD.Order_Detail_ID;