Hello, I am basically a complete rookie when it comes mostly all things related to sql/oracle. I got a degree in business-finance and now work for a IT consulting company doing heavy analysis on data. I recognize how powerful SQL and databases can be and how essential they are now to every single business in the world it seems. I also consider myself to have fairly good functional skills and can easily convey what we need, why we need it, and what to do with it....the problem for me just comes down to getting this information. I consider myself an expert in Excel but if I could add knowledge with writing SQL queries I feel that I could dramatically increase my productivity. So far I have a basic understanding of joins and where clauses with nothing too fancy...but this currently meets many of my needs. I would like however, to become as advanced with SQL as I am with Excel as I can see this again making me incredibly productive and that this is not a combination of skills many people have. I don't care, at least not at this point with many of the things I see on these forums as alot of this stuff seems to be way too advanced for me or unrelated to what I do but if anyone could point me in a good direction of books, websites, **examples*, on SQL queries problems and solutions I would appreciate it. Again, at this point I am basically only concerned with writing sql queries.