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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2006

    'COOKING WITH SQL'

    Are you an SQL novice, journeyman, expert or a non-SQL programmer? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Anthony Molinaro, has done an outstanding job of writing a practical book that gives you the reader, a glimpse of what can be done using SQL outside of what is considered the typical SQL problem domain.. Molinaro, begins by introducing very simple queries. Then, the author introduces recipes for sorting query results. Next, he introduces recipes for combining data from multiple tables. The author then introduces recipes for inserting, updating, and deleting data, respectively. He continues by introducing recipes for getting at your database metadata. Then, the author introduces recipes for manipulating strings. Next, he introduces recipes for common number crunching. He also deals with data arithmetic. The author continues by showing you recipes for some of the most common date operations you will encounter in a typical work day. Then, he introduces recipes for identifying values in ranges, and for creating ranges of values. Next, the author introduces recipes that are crucial for everyday development and yet sometimes slip through the cracks. He also introduces queries typically used in warehousing or generating complex reports. The author continues by introducing you to hierarchical recipes. Finally, the author focuses on vendor-specific solutions. In this most excellent cookbook, you will find a collection of common SQL problems and their solutions that you'll find helpful in your day-to-day work. More importantly, this cookbook will help you take your SQL skills to the next level.

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