Beginning SQL Server 2005 for Developers: From Novice to Professional / Edition 2

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SQL Server 2005 will increase your programming options, productivity, analysis, and database management. If you have some basic knowledge of relational databases and want to start a career as a developer using SQL Server, then this book is your ideal first step. It explains the core jobs and roles for developing a database in both SQL Server 2000 and 2005.

This book features practical steps to help you overcome issues youre likely to encounter. You’ll learn to use SQL for querying, inserting, updating, and deleting data. You’ll also learn how to back up and restore databases for basic administration in SQL Server. Further, you’ll cover how to build a complete database, from the fundamentals of relational database design to table and index creation.

Additionally, you’ll start to program in T-SQL, SQL Servers implementation (and extension) of the SQL programming language, and you’ll come away with effective programming techniques using stored procedures and triggers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590595886
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 2/2/2006
  • Series: Expert's Voice Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Dewson has been hooked on programming ever since he bought his first computer, a Sinclair ZX80, in 1980. He has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5 and Visual Basic since version 5. Robin is a consultant mainly in the city of London, where he has been for nearly eight years. He also has been developing a rugby-related website as well as maintaining his own site at Fat-Belly.com.
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Table of Contents

1 SQL Server 2005 overview and installation 1
2 SQL Server management studio 25
3 Database design and creation 53
4 Security 95
5 Defining tables 119
6 Creating indexes and database diagramming 153
7 Database backups, recovery, and maintenance 185
8 Working with the data 245
9 Building a view 309
10 Stored procedures 335
11 T-SQL essentials 359
12 Advanced T-SQL 403
13 Triggers 427
14 SQL Server 2005 reporting services 451
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