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Author Shaw, Scott, 1970-
Title Beginning T-SQL 2012 / Scott Shaw, Kathi Kellenberger.
Imprint [Berkeley, CA] : Apress : Distributed by Springer Science+Business Media, 2012.
Edition Second edition.

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Author Shaw, Scott, 1970-
Series Expert's voice in databases
Expert's voice in databases.
Subject SQL server.
SQL (Computer program language)
Database management.
Client/server computing.
Alt Name Kellenberger, Kathi.
Add Title T-SQL 2012
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 433 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Edition Second edition.
Note Previously published as Beginning T-SQL 2008, by Kathi Kellenberger, 2009.
"Quickly move beyond beginner status with this step-by-step approach to learning T-SQL"--Cover.
"Books for professionals by professionals"--Cover.
Includes index.
Contents Getting started -- Writing simple SELECT queries -- Using functions and expressions -- Querying multiple tables -- Grouping and summarizing data -- Manipulating data -- Understanding T-SQL programming logic -- Working with XML -- Moving logic to the database -- Working with data types -- Writing advanced queries -- Where to go next?
Table of Contents: Getting Started -- Writing Simple SELECT Queries -- Using Functions and Expressions -- Querying Multiple Tables -- Grouping and Summarizing Data -- Manipulating Data -- Understanding T-SQL Programming Logic -- Working with XML -- Moving Logic to the Database -- Working with Data Types -- Writing Advanced Queries -- Where to Go Next?
Summary Annotation Beginning T-SQL 2012 is the first step toward learning the T-SQL language that underlies Microsofts SQL Server database engine. T-SQL is essential in writing SQL statements to get data into and out of a database. T-SQL is the foundation for business logic embedded in the database in the form of stored procedures and functions. Beginning T-SQL 2012 starts you on the path to mastering T-SQL, with an emphasis on best practices and sound coding techniques. Beginning T-SQL 2012 begins with an introduction to databases, normalization, and to SQL Server Management Studio. Each subsequent chapter teaches an aspect of T-SQL, building on the skills learned in previous chapters. Exercises in each chapter give readers an opportunity for the hands-on practice that leads to true learning and distinguishes the competent professional. Imparts best practices for writing T-SQL. Helps you avoid common errors. Shows how to write scalable code for good performance. What you'll learn:The fundamentals of relational theory, upon which Transact-SQL is based, How to write accurate queries that are scalable and perform well, How to combine set-based and procedural processing, obtaining the best from both worlds, How to embed business logic in your database through stored procedures and functions, How to simplify your work with new and advanced features, such as common table expressions and virtual tables, How to enhance performance by knowing when to apply features such table value parameters, and when not to. Who this book is for: Beginning T-SQL 2012 is for developers and database administrators who will be writing database applications against SQL Server databases.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 29, 2017).
ISBN 9781430237051 (electronic bk.)
1430237058 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 810328245

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