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PL/SQL (Procedural Language / Structured Query Language) is an extension of the popular SQL database language. It adds a procedural layer to SQL that removes limitations that standard SQL imposes. For example, PL/SQL enables you to create whole blocks of code to query and manipulate data as needed. SQL can only operate one line at a time. Udemy offers a wide range of PL/SQL training courses to get you where you want to be.

Frequently asked questions
PL/SQL is an abbreviation for "Procedural Language extensions to the Structured Query Language," a feature of the Oracle database. SQL is the standard language used for both querying and updating the data in all relational database management systems, including Oracle. PL/SQL adds more functionality to the SQL language by executing procedural programming in the database using functions, loops, and other constructs not available in SQL. PL/SQL is a programming language embedded in the Oracle database—not designed to be a standalone language. Because PL/SQL is a compiled language, interacts directly with the database, and already comes with Oracle, it is easier to write quicker running, more efficient code than with an external language like Java, C#, or C++. The PL/SQL engine in Oracle works with Oracle SQL to compile and execute the database code.