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  - Anna Beatriz - Goodreads

Not so "fundamental". I believe this book goes a little beyond fundamentals. Itzik Ben-Gan explains everything in a very comprehensible way. Definitely recommended to beginners seeking a solid foundation in T-SQL and also to more experienced developers looking to enhance their skills. Read full review

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User Review  - Vera VB - Goodreads

Very comprehensible and thorough inside in T-SQL, not only for the novice but also for those experienced in T-SQL to keep up with new stuff in SQL Server 2012. Good understandable examples and nice ... Read full review

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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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