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Interview for experienced PL/SQL programmer @ Mastek
2009/08/21Interview Questions, Interview Stories Rate This This post is a recorded interview for a job posting that requires experienced PL/SQL Programmers at a Software Firm, Mastek. The interview candidate is a three year experienced PL/SQL, Cognos developer who works for IT division of financial services giant, Merrill Lynch. He was recruited by the company after successfully clearing all three rounds of interview: A Technical round, a Project Manager Interview round followed by HR discussion.
Technical Interview Round
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Tell me about yourself? What is a partition in Oracle? What is a trigger in SQL? What are the differences between a procedure and function in SQL? What is an Explain Plan? Write a SQL query to find second maximum salary in each department of a Company. 7. Write a SQL query to delete all duplicate records in a table 8. What is mutating table?
Project Manager Interview Round
4. Types of Partition: 1. 2. Range. tells about about current project. 3. Tell me about yourself? Introduces himself. 4. tells about previous work experiences and tells about his technical strengths. Read more about triggers. Write a SQL query to find second maximum salary in each department of a Company. Hash. Why did you want to change your current job? 2. OUT and IN OUT. Explain Plan in Oracle 6. What is a partition in Oracle? Decomposing a table into many parts for better performance and manageability. select department. Why do you think should you be selected for this position? 3. 3. List. What is a trigger in SQL? Trigger is a SQL block executed implicitly when one or more DML event occurs.1. max(salary) from employee where salary < (select max(sal) from employee) group by department_no . Composite. Read more differences between functions and procedures 5. where as a function always return a value. What are the differences between a procedure and function in SQL? Procedure may or may not return a value through parameters. roles and responsibilities. 2. where as there is only one type of parameter allowed in a function: IN. What is an Explain Plan? Explain Plan on wikipedia. How much salary are you expecting? Technical Interview Round 1. Read more about Oracle partition 3. 2. 4. Tell me about yourself? Which technologies have you worked on in your previous companies? Would you like to work on Business Objects(BO)? Tell me the difference between Business Objects(BO) and Cognos? HR Discussion 1. There are three types of parameters allowed in procedure: IN.
Why do you think should you be selected for this position? Gives a bombastic textbook answer and impresses the HR. I would like to work. Would you like to work on Business Objects(BO)? Yes. tells his name. It takes me two hours to go to office and two hours to come home. roles and responsibilities. How much salary are you expecting? . I am looking for a better opportunities. Business Objects is a SAP tool. Tell me the difference between Business Objects(BO) and Cognos? Cognos is an IBM tool. HR Discussion Round: 1. if possible. Goes on telling about the technologies he worked on in previous companies. 4. Why did you want to change your current job? Firstly current job location is far from my home. it is a ROLAP tool. Read more about mutating tables in Oracle Project Manager Interview Round: 1. Secondly.column) 8. What is mutating table? A table is called mutating table if it is affected by insert. “I want a better pay!!”) 2. previous job experience and current project. Which technologies have you worked on in your previous companies? I have worked on Oracle PL/SQL and Cognos. I don’t get enough exposure in Cognos as I work only with List reports. 2.7.column=e1. Tell me about yourself? Again. update or delete statement or when it is affected by a delete cascade statement. 3. 3. Please train me on Cognos. (Rants in his mind. it is a MOLAP tool. Write a SQL query to delete all duplicate records in a table delete from employee emp where rowid < (select max(rowid) from employee e1 where emp.
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