T-SQL Fundamentals

T-SQL Fundamentals

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Effectively query and modify data using Transact-SQLMaster T-SQL fundamentals and write robust code for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Itzik Ben-Gan explains key T-SQL concepts and helps you apply your knowledge with hands-on exercises. The book first introduces T-SQL's roots and underlying logic. Next, it walks you through core topics such as single-table queries, joins, subqueries, table expressions, and set operators. Then the book covers more-advanced data-query topics such as window functions, pivoting, and grouping sets. The book also explains how to modify data, work with temporal tables, and handle transactions, and provides an overview of programmable objects.Microsoft Data Platform MVP Itzik Ben-Gan shows you how to:Review core SQL concepts and its mathematical rootsCreate tables and enforce data integrityPerform effective single-table queries by using the SELECT statementQuery multiple tables by using joins, subqueries, table expressions, and set operatorsUse advanced query techniques such as window functions, pivoting, and grouping setsInsert, update, delete, and merge dataUse transactions in a concurrent environmentGet started with programmable objects-from variables and batches to user-defined functions, stored procedures, triggers, and dynamic SQL
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 189 x 229 x 25mm | 770g
  • Microsoft Press,U.S.
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 150930200X
  • 9781509302000
  • 126,913

About Itzik Ben-Gan

TZIK BEN-GAN is a mentor with and co-founder of SolidQ. A Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 1999, Itzik has taught numerous training events around the world focused on T-SQL querying, query tuning, and programming. Itzik is the author of several books about T-SQL. He has written many articles for SQL Server Pro as well as articles and white papers for MSDN and The SolidQ Journal. Itzik's speaking engagements include Tech-Ed, SQL PASS, SQL Server Connections, presentations to various SQL Server user groups, and SolidQ events.Itzik is a subject-matter expert within SolidQ for its T-SQL related activities. He authored SolidQ's Advanced T-SQL and T-SQL Fundamentals courses and delivers them regularly worldwide. You can learn more about Itzik at http://tsql.solidq.com/.
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Table of contents

Contents at a GlanceIntroductionCHAPTER 1 Background to T-SQL querying and programming CHAPTER 2 Single-table queries CHAPTER 3 JoinsCHAPTER 4 SubqueriesCHAPTER 5 Table expressionsCHAPTER 6 Set operatorsCHAPTER 7 Beyond the fundamentals of queryingCHAPTER 8 Data modificationCHAPTER 9 Temporal tablesCHAPTER 10 Transactions and concurrencyCHAPTER 11 Programmable objectsAppendix: Getting startedIndex
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