Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database Essentials Step by Step

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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 ...
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Overview

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

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  • 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

Introduction;
Who This Book Is For;
How This Book Is Organized;
Finding Your Best Starting Point in This Book;
Conventions and Features in This Book;
System Requirements;
Sample Files;
Support for This Book;
Acknowledgments;
Authors;
Technical Editor;
Part I: Introduction to Database Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2005;
Chapter 1: Introducing Database Development with Microsoft SQL Server 2005;
The Process of Storing and Managing Data;
Introducing Database Systems;
Defining the Architecture of a Database Application;
Conclusion;
Chapter 2: Installing and Setting Up Your Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Development Environment;
Using a Virtual PC;
Recommended Productivity Tools;
Recommended Development Tools;
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Editions;
Installing SQL Server 2005;
Conclusion;
Chapter 3: Reviewing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Management Tools;
Introduction;
Using SQL Server Books Online;
Using SQL Server Configuration Manager;
Using SQL Server Surface Area Configuration;
Using SQL Server Management Studio;
Using SQL Server Profiler;
Using Database Engine Tuning Advisor;
Using SQLCmd;
Conclusion;
Part II: How to Create a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database;
Chapter 4: Gathering and Understanding Business Requirements before Creating Database Objects;
Understanding Business Processes and User Interaction Requirements;
Understanding Business Data and Its Lifetime;
Predicting the Volume of Information to Store and Manage and Predicting Database Utilization;
Conclusion;
Chapter 5: Designing a Database to Solve Business Needs;
Designing a Database Conceptually;
Designing a Database Logically to Leverage the Relational Engine;
Physically Creating a Database;
Conclusion;
Part III: How to Query Data from Microsoft SQL Server 2005;
Chapter 6: Reading Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data from Client Applications;
Introducing Microsoft Data Access Components;
Introducing the .NET SQL Server Data Provider;
Introducing SQL Native Client;
Conclusion;
Chapter 7: Selecting the Data You Need;
Selecting Data from a Single Table;
Selecting Data from Multiple Tables;
Reading Single Values;
Reading Relational and XML Data;
Querying XML and Relational Data Using XQuery;
Sorting Data;
Conclusion;
Chapter 8: Creating Views to Encapsulate Queries;
Selecting Data from a Single View;
Mixing Data from Views and Tables;
Working with Views within Client Applications;
Conclusion;
Chapter 9: Retrieving Data Using Programmable Objects;
Introduction;
Working through a Simple Problem;
Common Language Runtime UDFs and Procedures;
Conclusion;
Part IV: How to Modify Data in Microsoft SQL Server 2005;
Chapter 10: Inserting Data in Microsoft SQL Server 2005;
Using the INSERT Statement;
Inserting Data through Views;
Importing Data into SQL Server 2005;
Using Integration Services to Insert Data;
Encapsulating Insert Operations in Stored Procedures;
Triggering Actions Automatically when Inserting Data;
Dealing with Errors when Inserting Data;
Inserting Data from ADO.NET;
Conclusion;
Chapter 11: Deleting Data from Microsoft SQL Server 2005;
Using the DELETE Statement;
Deleting Data through Views;
Encapsulating Delete Operations in Stored Procedures;
Dealing with Errors;
Deleting Data from ADO.NET;
Conclusion;
Chapter 12: Updating Data from Microsoft SQL Server 2005;
Using the UPDATE Statement;
Updating Data through Views;
Encapsulating Update Operations in Stored Procedures;
Triggering Actions Automatically when Updating Data;
Dealing with Errors;
Updating Data from ADO.NET;
Conclusion;

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