Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals

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Microsoft Press, Jun 29, 2012 - Computers - 442 pages
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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

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Review: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals

User Review  - Biju Jose - Goodreads

Well started reading today. Ben has presented the matter simply and very ordered .I liked his way of explaining the topics .It contains the latest functions and useful commands included in SQL SERVER 2012. A must read for a SQL Server DBA. Read full review

Review: Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 T-SQL Fundamentals

User Review  - Vladimir - Goodreads

Good introductory book to T-SQL, some advanced topics are revealed in other books, like "inside t-sql querying" Read full review

About the author (2012)

Itzik Ben-Gan is a principal mentor and a founder of SolidQ. A Microsoft MVP for SQL Server since 1999, Itzik teaches and consults internationally on T-SQL querying, programming, and query tuning. He has written numerous articles for SQL Server Magazine and MSDN, and speaks at industry events such as Microsoft TechEd, DevWeek, PASS, and SQL Server Connections.

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