Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Querying

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Querying

by Dejan Sarka, Itzik Ben-Gan, Lubor Kollar, Roger Wolter
     
 

Take a detailed look at the internal architecture of T-SQL—and unveil the power of set-based querying—with comprehensive reference and advice from the experts. Database developers and administrators get best practices, sample databases, and code to master the intricacies of the programming language—solving complex problems with real-world

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Overview

Take a detailed look at the internal architecture of T-SQL—and unveil the power of set-based querying—with comprehensive reference and advice from the experts. Database developers and administrators get best practices, sample databases, and code to master the intricacies of the programming language—solving complex problems with real-world solutions.

Discover how to:

  • Understand logical and physical query processing
  • Apply a methodology to optimize query tuning
  • Solve relational division problems
  • Use CTEs and ranking functions to simplify and optimize solutions
  • Aggregate data with various techniques, including tiebreakers, pivoting, histograms, and grouping factors
  • Use the TOP option in a query to modify data
  • Query specialized data structures with recursive logic, materialized path, or nested sets solutions
  • PLUS—Improve your logic and get to the heart of querying problems with logic puzzles

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735623132
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
04/26/2006
Series:
PRO-Developer
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Dejan Sarka is a mentor with SolidQ and focuses on development of database and business intelligence applications. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences such as TechEd, SqlDevCon, and PASS. He is the founder of the Slovenian SQL Server and .NET Users Group. As main author or coauthor, Dejan has written nine books about SQL Server. He has also developed three courses for SolidQ: Data Modeling Essentials, Data Quality and Master Data Management, and Data Mining.

Itzik Ben-Gan is a mentor and cofounder of SolidQ. A Microsoft MVP for SQL Server since 1999, Ben-Gan teaches and consults internationally on T-SQL querying, programming, and query tuning. He is the author of Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL Fundamentals and coauthor of Inside Microsoft SQL Server: T-SQL Querying and Inside Microsoft SQL Server:T-SQL Programming. He has written numerous articles for SQL Server Magazine and MSDN, and speaks at industry events such as Microsoft TechEd, DevWeek, PASS, and SQL Server Connections.

Lubor Kollar is group program manager with the SQL Server Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft, working on the most challenging SQL Server deployments worldwide. He has 13+ years of experience with SQL Server development.

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