Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Essentials Step by Step


Get the guidance you need to start designing databases—one step at a time. With this practical tutorial, you’ll teach yourself the core skills for building and managing databases with the next generation of SQL Server.

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Get the guidance you need to start designing databases—one step at a time. With this practical tutorial, you’ll teach yourself the core skills for building and managing databases with the next generation of SQL Server.

Discover how to:

  • Install and configure SQL Server 2005
  • Design database components with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Apply a three-step modeling approach to design databases that meet business requirements
  • Create, modify, and manage views
  • Write user-defined functions and stored procedures using T-SQL
  • Add, delete, and update information in your databases
  • Work with data from custom applications and legacy systems
  • Troubleshoot error messages and handle exceptions

CD features:

  • All practice exercises
  • Code samples

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Learn by doing. It works. It's the idea behind Microsoft's Step-by-Step tutorials. And it's especially appropriate for rich, complex subjects -- like SQL Server 2005 database design and development.

This isn't just "point here, click there" (though the authors certainly help you set up and navigate your SQL Server development environment). Using realistic sample files, you'll walk through database development, hands-on -- and brains-on. (For instance, you don't just learn how to create database objects; you learn best practices for gathering and understanding the business requirements they're based on.)

Once you've designed your database, you'll master the essentials of querying and modifying data: selecting it; retrieving it via programmable objects; creating views; and performing inserts, updates, and deletes. By the time you're done, you'll know how to get real value out of SQL Server 2005 -- which is, after all, why you bought it. Bill Camarda, from the October 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735622074
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 9/27/2006
  • Series: Step by Step (Microsoft) Ser.
  • Edition description: 2005 ed.
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

The mentors at Solid Quality Learning combine deep technical expertise and real-world implementation experience to provide advanced solutions and training for the Microsoft SQL Server database platform.

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Table of Contents



Part I: Introduction to Database Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Chapter 1: Introducing Database Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Chapter 2: Installing and Setting Up Your Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Development Environment

Chapter 3: Reviewing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Management Tools

Part II: How to Create a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database

Chapter 4: Gathering and Understanding Business Requirements before Creating Database Objects

Chapter 5: Designing a Database to Solve Business Needs

Part III: How to Query Data from Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Chapter 6: Reading Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data from Client Applications

Chapter 7: Selecting the Data You Need

Chapter 8: Creating Views to Encapsulate Queries

Chapter 9: Retrieving Data Using Programmable Objects

Part IV: How to Modify Data in Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Chapter 10: Inserting Data in Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Chapter 11: Deleting Data from Microsoft SQL Server 2005

Chapter 12: Updating Data from Microsoft SQL Server 2005

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