Effectively query and modify data using Transact-SQL Master 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 roots Create tables and enforce data integrity Perform effective single-table queries by using the SELECT statement Query multiple tables by using joins, subqueries, table expressions, and set operators Use advanced query techniques such as window functions, pivoting, and grouping sets Insert, update, delete, and merge data Use transactions in a concurrent environment Get started with programmable objects–from variables and batches to user-defined functions, stored procedures, triggers, and dynamic SQL
Master the foundations of T-SQL with the right balance of conceptual and practical content. Get hands-on guidance—including exercises and code samples—that show you how to develop code to query and modify data. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the T-SQL language and good programming practices, and learn to write more efficient and powerful queries. Discover how to: Apply T-SQL fundamentals, create tables, and define data integrity Understand logical query processing Query multiple tables using joins and subqueries Simplify code and improve maintainability with table expressions Explore pivoting techniques and how to handle grouping sets Write code that modifies data Isolate inconsistent data and address deadlock and blocking scenarios
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
Author: S. Sumathi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-02-13
This book provides comprehensive coverage of fundamentals of database management system. It contains a detailed description on Relational Database Management System Concepts. There are a variety of solved examples and review questions with solutions. This book is for those who require a better understanding of relational data modeling, its purpose, its nature, and the standards used in creating relational data model.
Author: Paul J. Deitel
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2009
Combining the Deitel™ signature Live-Code™ Approach with a new Application-Driven™ methodology, this book uses a step-by-step tutorial approach to explore the basics of programming, builds upon previously learned concepts, and introduces new programming features in each successive tutorial. Updated throughout for Visual Studio 2008, Visual Basic 2008 and .NET 3.5. Audits presentation of Visual Basic against the most recent Microsoft Visual Basic Language Specification. Covers GUI design, controls, methods, functions, data types, control structures, procedures, arrays, object-oriented programming, strings and characters, sequential files, and more. Includes higher-end topics such as database programming, multimedia and graphics, and Web applications development. For individuals beginning their mastery of Visual Basic Programming.
Author: Allen G. Taylor
Publisher: For Dummies
Release Date: 1998-07-30
Become your own database guru and master the art and craft of SQL (structured query language) to access, manage, and manipulate data in a variety of relational database software programs. Get the inside tour of the major components of SQL with a copy of SQL For Dummies, 3rd Edition, by programming pro Allen Taylor. Whether you're seeking a friendly summary of basic SQL commands and statements -- or you're looking for advanced advice on database security, error handling, nested queries, ODBC, and dynamic SQL -- you'll find what you need in this book's easy-to-follow steps and examples, all written in clear, concise language. Invoke the power of SQL without headaches and hassles as you progress from relational database fundamentals to building your own databases, retrieving data, controlling operations, and transferring data across a company intranet or the worldwide Internet. SQL For Dummies, 3rd Edition, also includes a glossary of important terms and three appendixes that cover reserved words in SQL-92, multilevel SQL subsets, and SQL implementation in Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. And, of course, this handy SQL reference includes the popular Part of Tens, where you can get the high-end lowdown on what to do, and what not to do, in designing, building, and using a relational database.
T-SQL insiders help you tackle your toughest queries and query-tuning problems Squeeze maximum performance and efficiency from every T-SQL query you write or tune. Four leading experts take an in-depth look at T-SQL’s internal architecture and offer advanced practical techniques for optimizing response time and resource usage. Emphasizing a correct understanding of the language and its foundations, the authors present unique solutions they have spent years developing and refining. All code and techniques are fully updated to reflect new T-SQL enhancements in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2012. Write faster, more efficient T-SQL code: Move from procedural programming to the language of sets and logic Master an efficient top-down tuning methodology Assess algorithmic complexity to predict performance Compare data aggregation techniques, including new grouping sets Efficiently perform data-analysis calculations Make the most of T-SQL’s optimized bulk import tools Avoid date/time pitfalls that lead to buggy, poorly performing code Create optimized BI statistical queries without additional software Use programmable objects to accelerate queries Unlock major performance improvements with In-Memory OLTP Master useful and elegant approaches to manipulating graphs About This Book For experienced T-SQL practitioners Includes coverage updated from Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Querying and Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Programming Valuable to developers, DBAs, BI professionals, and data scientists Covers many MCSE 70-464 and MCSA/MCSE 70-461 exam topics
In just one hour a day, master all the skills you need to crate effective queries, reports, and database applications with T-SQL and SQL Server! World-renowned Microsoft database expert Alison Balter guides you quickly through the basics, and then helps you master powerful T-SQL techniques for both application development and database administration. Just getting started with T-SQL? Balter teaches from the ground up, covering all you need to know to work successfully with it inside Microsoft's SQL Server Management Studio. Her step-by-step, down-to-earth approach helps you easily progress from basic database design all the way to advanced optimization techniques, using carefully-designed hands-on examples. Drawing on 20+ years of experience teaching Microsoft database technologies, Balter simplifies topics other books leave confusing... even complex topics such as stored procedures, triggers, functions, transactions, and security.
Author: John J. Patrick
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 1999
Don't just learn "generic" SQL! Learn SQL to get results with the world's top database platforms: Oracle for the enterprise and Microsoft Access for the desktop! Based on John Patrick's hands-on SQL course for IT pros at the University of California, Berkeley, this book shows exactly how to retrieve the data you want, when you need it, in any application - from ad hoc reports to the data warehouse. SQL Fundamentals covers all this and more: Simple queries that retrieve information from a single table Creating tables and views to divide a complex process into a series of single steps Summarizing your data Inner joins, outer joins, unions, self joins, cross joins, and subqueries Writing SQL queries that are easily understood, verified, modified, and extended Want better access to business data? Want to make your data more accessible to others? SQL Fundamentals delivers the practical techniques and examples you need - on the database platforms you already use! If you want to fully use the information in your database, then read this book! CD-ROM INCLUDED The accompanying CD-ROM contains a library of Access databases and the code for building Oracle databases. All the tables used in the book are furnished in both Oracle and Access format. A website provides additional technical support to assure that all the code is completely correct and works with the latest versions of both Oracle and Access.
Author: John J. Patrick
Publisher: Pearson P T R
Release Date: 2002
A comprehensive tutorial covering the fundamental concepts and ideas of SQL, and showing how these are implemented in both Oracle 9I and Access 2000 databases. John Patrick discusses how to create tables and views to divide a complex process into a series of simple steps, and covers topics such as inner joins, self joins and subqueries using easy-to-follow examples throughout. The work should help readers to write SQL queries that are easy to understand, verify, modify and extend. The accompanying CD-ROM includes a trial version of Oracle products.
Provides quick-reference information that will help you use Oracle's PL/SQL languange, including the newest Oracle Database 10g features. This is a companion to Steven Feuerstein and Bill Pribyl's Oracle PL/SQL Programming.
Author: John Watson
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2008-06-19
An official Oracle test preparation manual for candidates dealing with the Oracle Certified Associate Oracle Database 11g: SQL Fundamentals I exam covers all relevant topics, including installation, configuration, application tuning, database management, backup and recovery, security, and more, accompanied by a CD-ROOM containing two practice exams with answer keys and an electronic version of the book. Original. (Intermediate)
Author: James Groff
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2008-10-01
The Definitive Guide to SQL Get comprehensive coverage of every aspect of SQL from three leading industry experts. Revised with coverage of the latest RDBMS software versions, this one-stop guide explains how to build, populate, and administer high-performance databases and develop robust SQL-based applications. SQL: The Complete Reference, Third Edition shows you how to work with SQL commands and statements, set up relational databases, load and modify database objects, perform powerful queries, tune performance, and implement reliable security policies. Learn how to employ DDL statements and APIs, integrate XML and Java scripts, use SQL objects, build web servers, handle remote access, and perform distributed transactions. Techniques for managing in-memory, stream, and embedded databases that run on today's mobile, handheld, and wireless devices are included in this in-depth volume. Build SQL-based relational databases and applications Create, load, and modify database objects using SQL Construct and execute simple, multitable, and summary queries Implement security measures with authentication, privileges, roles, and views Handle database optimization, backup, recovery, and replication Work with stored procedures, functions, extensions, triggers, and objects Extend functionality using APIs, dynamic SQL, and embedded SQL Explore advanced topics such as DBMS transactions, locking mechanisms, materialized views, and two-phase commit protocol Understand the latest market trends and the future of SQL
Introduce the latest version of the fundamental SQL language used in all relational databases today with Casteel’s ORACLE 12C: SQL, 3E. Much more than a study guide, this edition helps those who have only a basic knowledge of databases master the latest SQL and Oracle concepts and techniques. Learners gain a strong understanding of how to use Oracle 12c SQL most effectively as they prepare for the first exam in the Oracle Database Administrator or Oracle Developer Certification Exam paths. This edition initially focuses on creating database objects, including tables, constraints, indexes, sequences, and more. The author then explores data query techniques, such as row filtering, joins, single-row functions, aggregate functions, subqueries, and views, as well as advanced query topics. ORACLE 12C: SQL, 3E introduces the latest features and enhancements in 12c, from enhanced data types and invisible columns to new CROSS and OUTER APPLY methods for joins. To help readers transition to further studies, appendixes introduce SQL tuning, compare Oracle's SQL syntax with other databases, and overview Oracle connection interface tools: SQL Developer and SQL Plus. Readers can trust ORACLE 12C: SQL, 3E to provide the knowledge for Oracle certification testing and the solid foundation for pursuing a career as a successful database administrator or developer. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.