Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals

Gain a solid understanding of T-SQL—and write better queries

Master the fundamentals of Transact-SQL—and develop your own code for querying and modifying data in Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012. Led by a SQL Server expert, you’ll learn the concepts behind T-SQL querying and programming, and then apply your knowledge with exercises in each chapter. Once you understand the logic behind T-SQL, you’ll quickly learn how to write effective code—whether you’re a programmer or database administrator.

Discover how to:

  • Work with programming practices unique to T-SQL
  • Create database tables and define data integrity
  • Query multiple tables using joins and subqueries
  • Simplify code and improve maintainability with table expressions
  • Implement insert, update, delete, and merge data modification strategies
  • Tackle advanced techniques such as window functions, pivoting and grouping sets
  • Control data consistency using isolation levels, and mitigate deadlocks and blocking
  • Take T-SQL to the next level with programmable objects

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Background to T-SQL Querying and Programming
Chapter 2. Single-Table Queries
Chapter 3. Joins
Chapter 4. Subqueries
Chapter 5. Table Expressions
Chapter 6. Set Operators
Chapter 7. Beyond the Fundamentals of Querying
Chapter 8. Data Modification
Chapter 9. Transactions and Concurrency
Chapter 10. Programmable Objects

Book Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (June 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735658145
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735658141
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