The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL

By Ken Henderson

Since its creation over a decade in the past, the Microsoft SQL Server question language, Transact-SQL, has develop into more and more renowned and extra robust. the present model activities such complex good points as OLE Automation help, cross-platform querying amenities, and full-text seek administration.

This e-book is the consummate advisor to Microsoft Transact-SQL. From info sort nuances to advanced statistical computations to the bevy of undocumented positive aspects within the language, The Guru's advisor to Transact-SQL imparts the information you must turn into a virtuoso of the language as quick as attainable.

In this booklet, you can find the data, reasons, and suggestion you want to grasp Transact-SQL and improve the very best Transact-SQL code. a few six hundred code examples not just illustrate vital strategies and top practices, but in addition supply operating Transact-SQL code that may be included into your individual real-world DBMS purposes.

Your trip starts with an creation explaining language basics akin to database and desk construction, putting and updating facts, queries, joins, info presentation, and dealing with transactions. relocating directly to extra complex issues, the adventure maintains with in-depth insurance of:

  • Transact-SQL functionality tuning utilizing instruments resembling question Analyzer and function display screen
  • Nuances of a number of the T-SQL info kinds
  • Complex statistical calculations similar to medians, modes, and sliding aggregates
  • Run, series, and sequence identity and interrogation
  • Advanced facts Definition Language (DDL) and information administration Language (DML) innovations
  • Stored method and set off top practices and coding tools
  • Transaction administration
  • Optimal cursor use and caveats to appear out for
  • Full-text seek
  • Hierarchies and arrays
  • Administrative Transact-SQL
  • OLE Automation
  • More than a hundred undocumented instructions and language positive factors, together with a variety of unpublished DBCC command verbs, hint flags, saved approaches, and features

Comprehensive, written in comprehensible phrases, and entire of useful info and examples, The Guru's consultant to Transact-SQL is an integral reference for someone operating with this database improvement language. The accompanying CD-ROM comprises the whole set of code examples present in the publication in addition to a SQL programming setting that may pace the advance of your personal top-notch Transact-SQL code.

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