Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step by Step

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Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building applications with Microsoft? SQL Server? 2012

Teach yourself the programming fundamentals of SQL Server 2012?one step at a time. Ideal for beginning SQL ...

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Overview

Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building applications with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012

Teach yourself the programming fundamentals of SQL Server 2012—one step at a time. Ideal for beginning SQL Server database administrators and developers, this tutorial provides clear guidance and practical, learn-by-doing exercises for building database solutions that solve real-world business problems.

Discover how to:

  • Install and work with core components and tools
  • Create tables and index structures
  • Manipulate and retrieve data
  • Secure, manage, back up, and recover databases
  • Apply techniques for building high-performing applications
  • Use clustering, database mirroring, and log shipping
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735663862
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 3/4/2013
  • Series: Step by Step Developer Series
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 132,079
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick LeBlanc is a Data Platform Technical Solution Professional at Microsoft, working directly with customers on the business value of SQL Server. He co-authored SharePoint 2010 Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer and Knight’s Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer, and founded www.sqllunch.com, a website devoted to teaching SQL Server technologies.

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Table of Contents

;
Introduction;
Who should read this book;
Who should not read this book;
Organization of this book;
Conventions and features in this book;
System requirements;
Code samples;
Acknowledgments;
Errata & book support;
We want to hear from you;
Stay in touch;
Getting started with Microsoft SQL Server 2012;
Chapter 1: Overview of Microsoft SQL Server 2012;
1.1 Business intelligence;
1.2 Database Engine;
1.3 T-SQL programming interface;
1.4 Security subsystem;
1.5 Replication;
1.6 Summary;
Chapter 2: Installing, Configuring, and Upgrading Microsoft SQL Server 2012;
2.1 Editions of SQL Server 2012;
2.2 Choosing hardware for SQL Server;
2.3 Software prerequisites;
2.4 Before installation;
2.5 Installing SQL Server;
2.6 After installation;
2.7 How to upgrade to SQL Server 2012;
2.8 Summary;
Chapter 3: Using SQL Server 2012 administration and development tools;
3.1 Using SQL Server Books Online;
3.2 Using SQL Server Management Studio;
3.3 Using SQL Server Management Studio to create solutions and projects;
3.4 Using SQL Server Data Tools;
3.5 Using SQL Server Configuration Manager;
3.6 Summary;
Designing databases;
Chapter 4: Designing SQL Server databases;
4.1 Understanding SQL Server system databases;
4.2 Understanding the SQL Server database structure;
4.3 Adding files and filegroups;
4.4 Detaching and attaching SQL Server databases;
4.5 Understanding database recovery models;
4.6 Summary;
Chapter 5: Creating your first table;
5.1 Developing a naming standard;
5.2 Understanding schemas;
5.3 Understanding SQL Server data types;
5.4 Understanding column properties;
5.5 Creating tables;
5.6 Altering tables;
5.7 Understanding computed columns;
5.8 Adding constraints to a table;
5.9 Understanding the FileTable;
5.10 Creating database diagrams;
5.11 Summary;
Chapter 6: Building and maintaining indexes;
6.1 Index structure overview;
6.2 Adding index options;
6.3 Adding included columns;
6.4 Adding filters to indexes;
6.5 Placing indexes;
6.6 Disabling and dropping indexes;
6.7 Summary;
Advanced database design topics;
Chapter 7: Table compression;
7.1 Understanding row compression;
7.2 Understanding page compression;
7.3 Estimating effects of compression;
7.4 Compression considerations;
7.5 Summary;
Chapter 8: Table partitioning;
8.1 Creating a partition function;
8.2 Creating a partition scheme;
8.3 Partitioning tables and indexes;
8.4 Summary;
Chapter 9: Database snapshots;
9.1 Understanding database snapshot prerequisites and limitations;
9.2 Creating and viewing database snapshots;
9.3 Dropping database snapshots;
9.4 Reverting to a database snapshot;
9.5 Summary;
Chapter 10: The SELECT statement;
10.1 Writing a SELECT statement;
10.2 Sorting results;
10.3 Filtering data with the WHERE clause;
10.4 Creating aliases;
10.5 Using the JOIN operator to return data from multiple tables;
10.6 Limiting the data returned in your result set;
10.7 Using UNION to combine result sets;
10.8 Summary;
Using Transact-SQL (T-SQL);
Chapter 11: Advanced data retrieval topics;
11.1 Pivoting and unpivoting data;
11.2 Paging data;
11.3 Writing expressions;
11.4 Using variables;
11.5 Summary;
Chapter 12: Modifying data;
12.1 Inserting data into SQL Server tables;
12.2 Using sequence numbers;
12.3 Updating data in tables;
12.4 Deleting data from tables;
12.5 Merging data;
12.6 Returning output data;
12.7 Summary;
Chapter 13: Built-in scalar functions;
13.1 Using date and time functions;
13.2 Using conversion functions;
13.3 Using string functions;
13.4 Using logical functions;
13.5 Summary;
Creating other database objects;
Chapter 14: Advanced T-SQL topics;
14.1 Aggregating, windowing, and grouping;
14.2 Windowing;
14.3 Using SQL Server temporary objects;
14.4 Handling T-SQL errors;
14.5 Controlling flow keywords;
14.6 Summary;
Chapter 15: Views;
15.1 What are views?;
15.2 Creating indexed views;
15.3 Summary;
Chapter 16: User-defined functions;
16.1 Understanding user-defined scalar functions;
16.2 Understanding table-valued functions;
16.3 Limitations of functions;
16.4 Summary;
Chapter 17: Stored procedures;
17.1 Working with stored procedures;
17.2 Using the EXECUTE keyword;
17.3 Parameterizing stored procedures;
17.4 Dropping stored procedures;
17.5 Summary;
Chapter 18: Data manipulation triggers;
18.1 Types of triggers;
18.2 Creating triggers;
18.3 Altering triggers;
18.4 Dropping triggers;
18.5 Enabling and disabling triggers;
18.6 Summary;
SQL Server replication;
Chapter 19: Replication;
19.1 Types of replication;
19.2 Replication agents;
19.3 Configuring replication;
19.4 Monitoring replication;
19.5 Summary;
Database maintenance;
Chapter 20: Backups;
20.1 Understanding backup devices;
20.2 Full database backups;
20.3 Differential database backups;
20.4 Transaction log database backups;
20.5 Restoring databases;
20.6 Summary;
Chapter 21: Managing and maintaining indexes and statistics;
21.1 Checking index fragmentation;
21.2 Defragmenting indexes;
21.3 Creating and updating database statistics;
21.4 Summary;
Chapter 22: Maintenance plans;
22.1 Performing database consistency checks;
22.2 Creating maintenance plans;
22.3 Summary;
Database management;
Chapter 23: SQL Server Profiler;
23.1 Understanding SQL Server Profiler;
23.2 Creating traces;
23.3 Running server-side traces;
23.4 Summary;
Chapter 24: Extended Events;
24.1 Understanding the Extended Events architecture;
24.2 Creating and configuring an Extended Events session;
24.3 Using an Extended Events session to monitor system performance;
24.4 Summary;
Chapter 25: SQL Server security;
25.1 Understanding principals;
25.2 Creating server logins;
25.3 Creating user-defined server roles;
25.4 Creating database users;
25.5 Creating built-in database roles;
25.6 Configuring contained databases;
25.7 Summary;
Chapter 26: Resource Governor;
26.1 Enabling and disabling Resource Governor;
26.2 Creating resource pools;
26.3 Creating a workload group;
26.4 Using classifier functions;
26.5 Testing classifier functions;
26.6 Modifying Resource Governor configurations;
26.7 Summary;
Chapter 27: SQL Server Agent;
27.1 SQL Server Agent components;
27.2 Viewing SQL Server Agent Configuration Manager options;
27.3 Configuring SQL Server Agent properties;
27.4 Creating operators;
27.5 Configuring alerts;
27.6 Configuring jobs;
27.7 Creating proxies;
27.8 Summary;
Chapter 28: Database Mail;
28.1 Database Mail components;
28.2 Configuring Database Mail;
28.3 Sending email using Database Mail;
28.4 Monitoring Database Mail;
28.5 Summary;
Chapter 29: Data definition triggers;
29.1 Types of triggers;
29.2 Creating triggers;
29.3 Altering triggers;
29.4 Enabling and disabling triggers;
29.5 Dropping triggers;
29.6 Summary;
Chapter 30: Dynamic management objects;
30.1 Retrieving SQL Server metadata from DMOs;
30.2 Querying server performance statistics;
30.3 Querying server information;
30.4 Querying performance information;
30.5 Querying indexing statistics;
30.6 Summary;
High-availability solutions;
Chapter 31: AlwaysOn;
31.1 Failover cluster instance improvements;
31.2 Creating AlwaysOn Availability Groups;
31.3 Administering AlwaysOn Availability Groups;
31.4 Reading secondary database copies;
31.5 Summary;
Chapter 32: Log shipping;
32.1 Log shipping components;
32.2 Log shipping prerequisites;
32.3 Configuring log shipping;
32.4 Summary;
About the Author;

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