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Beginning T-SQL 2012
     

Beginning T-SQL 2012

by Kathi Kellenberger, Scott Shaw
 

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Beginning T-SQL 2012 is the first steptoward learning the T-SQL language that underlies Microsoft’s SQL Server database engine. T-SQL is essential in writing SQL statements to get data into and out of a database. T-SQL is the foundation for business logic embedded in the database in the form of stored procedures and functions. Beginning T-SQL

Overview

Beginning T-SQL 2012 is the first steptoward learning the T-SQL language that underlies Microsoft’s SQL Server database engine. T-SQL is essential in writing SQL statements to get data into and out of a database. T-SQL is the foundation for business logic embedded in the database in the form of stored procedures and functions. Beginning T-SQL 2012 starts you on the path to mastering T-SQL, with an emphasis on best practices and sound coding techniques.

Beginning T-SQL 2012 begins with an introduction to databases, normalization, and to SQL Server Management Studio. Each subsequent chapter teaches an aspect of T-SQL, building on the skills learned in previous chapters. Exercises in each chapter give readers an opportunity for the hands-on practice that leads to true learning and distinguishes the competent professional.

  • Imparts best practices for writing T-SQL
  • Helps you avoid common errors
  • Shows how to write scalable code for good performance

What you’ll learn

  • The fundamentals of relational theory, upon which Transact-SQL is based
  • How to write accurate queries that are scalable and perform well
  • How to combine set-based and procedural processing, obtaining the best from both worlds
  • How to embed business logic in your database through stored procedures and functions
  • How to simplify your work with new and advanced features, such as common table expressions and virtual tables
  • How to enhance performance by knowing when to apply features such table value parameters, and when not to


Who this book is for

Beginning T-SQL 2012 is for developers and database administrators who will be writing database applications against SQL Server databases.

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
  2. Writing SimpleSELECT Queries
  3. Using Functions and Expressions
  4. Querying Multiple Tables
  5. Grouping and Summarizing Data
  6. Manipulating Data
  7. Understanding T-SQL Programming Logic
  8. Working with XML
  9. Moving Logic to the Database
  10. Working with Data Types
  11. Writing Advanced Queries
  12. Where to Go Next?


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430237044
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2012
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
17.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

strongKathi Kellenberger/strong is a consultant with Linchpin People. She enjoys writing and speaking on SQL Server topics, having written over two dozen articles, contributed to four books, and presented at many SQL Server events. In her spare time, Kathi enjoys spending time with family and friends, singing and cycling.

Scott Shaw is a Solutions Engineer at Hortonworks. He has over fifteen years of experience in data management, working as an Oracle and SQL Server DBA and as a consultant on Microsoft business intelligence projects utilizing both Tabular and OLAP models. Shaw is a corporate trainer, university teacher, and speaker on distributed computing, big data concepts, business intelligence, Pig, Hive, and SQL Server. Shaw is the author of two previous Apress books, Beginning T-SQL and Pro T-SQL Programming. Shaw took his bachelor's at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne, his masters' at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and his MS in Management Information Systems at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. He is an MCSA and MCT.

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