SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

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SQL Server 2008 Transact–SQL Recipes: A Problem–Solution Approach is an example–based guide to the Transact–SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server 2008. Learn to create databases, insert and update data, generate reports, secure your data, and more. Author Joseph Sack takes common Transact–SQL tasks and breaks them down into a problem/solution format that is quick and easy to read so that you can get the job done fast when the pressure ...

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Overview

SQL Server 2008 Transact–SQL Recipes: A Problem–Solution Approach is an example–based guide to the Transact–SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server 2008. Learn to create databases, insert and update data, generate reports, secure your data, and more. Author Joseph Sack takes common Transact–SQL tasks and breaks them down into a problem/solution format that is quick and easy to read so that you can get the job done fast when the pressure is on.

  • Focused on solutions: Look up what you need to do. Learn how to do it. Do it.
  • Current: Newly updated for SQL Server 2008
  • Comprehensive: Covers 30 different Transact–SQL problem domains

What you’ll learn

  • Create databases, tables, and indexes
  • Query and manipulate data
  • Store and manage XML inside the database
  • Move business logic into the database
  • Encrypt data and capture changes for compliance purposes
  • Implement full–text search
  • Interface with Service Broker

Who this book is for

Developers who use Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as their back–end database. Database administrators who create, manage, and secure those databases.

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Meet the Author

Joseph Sack is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills. He has worked as a SQL Server professional since 1997 and has supported and developed for SQL Server environments in financial services, IT consulting, manufacturing, retail, and the real estate industry. Prior to joining SQLskills, he worked at Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer supporting very large enterprise customer environments. He was responsible for providing deep SQL Server advisory services, training, troubleshooting, and ongoing solutions guidance. His areas of expertise include performance tuning, scalability, T-SQL development, and high-availability. In 2006 Joe earned the Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2005 certification; and in 2008, he earned the Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008 certification. In 2009 he took over responsibility for the SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master program and held that post until 2011. He is the author of a few books and white papers, including most recently, "SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL Recipes" (Apress, 2008). Joe's blog is at www.SQLskills.com/blogs/joe, and he can be reached at joe@SQLskills.com.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Select 1

Ch. 2 Perform, Capture, and Track Data Modifications 63

Ch. 3 Transactions, Locking, Blocking, and Deadlocking 115

Ch. 4 Tables 143

Ch. 5 Indexes 197

Ch. 6 Full-Text Search 217

Ch. 7 Views 239

Ch. 8 SQL Server Functions 257

Ch. 9 Conditional Processing, Control-of-Flow, and Cursors 307

Ch. 10 Stored Procedures 325

Ch. 11 User-Defined Functions and Types 343

Ch. 12 Triggers 373

Ch. 13 CLR Integration 401

Ch. 14 XML, Hierarchies, and Spatial Data 419

Ch. 15 Hints 449

Ch. 16 Error Handling 459

Ch. 17 Principals 475

Ch. 18 Securables, Permissions, and Auditing 501

Ch. 19 Encryption 547

Ch. 20 Service Broker 579

Ch. 21 Configuring and Viewing SQL Server Options 615

Ch. 22 Creating and Configuring Databases 621

Ch. 23 Database Integrity and Optimization 669

Ch. 24 Maintaining Database Objects and Object Dependencies 687

Ch. 25 Database Mirroring 697

Ch. 26 Database Snapshots 717

Ch. 27 Linked Servers and Distributed Queries 723

Ch. 28 Query Performance Tuning 739

Ch. 29 Backup and Recovery 789

Index 823

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