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SQL Server T-SQL Recipes

4th Edition

By Jason Brimhall , Jonathan Gennick , Wayne Sheffield

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SQL Server T-SQL Recipes is an example-based guide to the Transact-SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server. It provides ready-to-implement solutions to common programming and database administration tasks.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-484200-62-9
  • 972 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: July 17, 2015
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF

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SQL Server T-SQL Recipes is an example-based guide to the Transact-SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server. This edition has been lightly updated for SQL Server 2014 and provides ready-to-implement solutions to common programming and database administration tasks. Learn to create databases, create in-memory tables and stored procedures, insert and update data, generate reports, secure your data, and more. Tasks and their solutions are broken 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.

Solutions in this book are divided into chapters by problem domain. Each chapter is a collection of solutions around a single facet of the language such as writing queries, managing indexes, error handling, and query performance. Each solution is presented code-first, giving you a working code example to copy from and implement immediately in your own environment. Following each example is an in-depth description of how and why the given solution works. Tradeoffs and alternative approaches are also discussed.

  • Focused on solutions: Look up what you need to do. Learn how to do it. Do it.
  • Current: Lightly updated for SQL Server 2014
  • Comprehensive: Covers all common T-SQL problem domains

What you’ll learn

  • Create databases, tables, and indexes
  • Query and manipulate data
  • Move business logic into the database
  • Build reports that matter to your business.
  • Perform common backup and recovery tasks
  • Take advantage of window functions in your SQL

Who this book is for

SQL Server T-SQL Recipes is aimed at technically-oriented users of SQL Server desiring to extract the full power of the platform through it's powerful, built-in programming and scripting language. Target readers include developers who use SQL Server as their back–end database platform, and the database administrators who create, manage, and secure those databases.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Getting Started with SELECT

2. Elementary Programming

3. Working with NULLS

4. Combining Data from Multiple Tables

5. Aggregations and Grouping

6. Advanced SELECT Techniques

7. Windowing

8. Inserting, Updating, Deleting

9. Working with Strings

10. Working with Dates

11. Working with Numbers

12. Transactions, Locking, Blocking, Deadlockin

13. Managing Tables

14. Managing Views

15. Managing Indexes

16. Managing Large Tables

17. Stored Procedures

18. User-Defined Functions

19. In-Memory T-SQL

20. Triggers

21. Error Handling

22. Query Performance

23. Hints

24. Index Tuning and Statistics

25. XML

26. Files, Filegroups, and Integrity

27. Backup

28. Recovery

29. Principals and Users

30. Securables and Permissions

31. Objects and Dependencies

Source Code/Downloads

Downloads are available to accompany this book.

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