T-SQL in One Hour a Day, Sams Teach Yourself

T-SQL in One Hour a Day, Sams Teach Yourself

By: Alison Balter (author)Paperback

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Master T-SQL database design, development, and administration the easy way-hands-on! In just one hour a day, you'll build all the skills you need to create effective database applications with T-SQL and SQL Server. With this complete tutorial, you'll quickly master the basics and then move on to more advanced features and concepts: Learn the fundamentals of T-SQL from the ground up, one step at a time Succeed with the newest versions of T-SQL, SQL Server, and SQL Server Management Studio Use T-SQL effectively as both an application developer and DBA Master powerful stored procedures, triggers, transactions, and user-defined functions (UDFs) Systematically optimize and secure your SQL Server databases Learn on your own time, at your own pace No previous T-SQL or database programming experience required Learn how to design efficient, reliable SQL Server databases Define efficient tables, table relationships, fields, and constraints Make the most of T-SQL's SELECT and UPDATE statements Work effectively with simple and complex views and joins Master stored procedure techniques every developer should know Build and use powerful User-Defined Functions (UDFs) Secure databases with authentication, roles, permissions, and principals Configure, maintain, and tune SQL Server for maximum reliability, performance, and value Back up, restore, and audit databases Optimize databases with the SQL Server Profiler, System Monitor, and Index Tuning Wizard Leverage valuable insight and time saving techniques from a world renowned database expert Register your book at informit.com/register for access to source code, example files, updates, and corrections as they become available.

About Author

Alison Balter is the president of InfoTech Services Group, Inc., a computer consulting firm based in Venice Beach, California. Alison is a highly experienced independent trainer and consultant specializing in Windows applications training and development. During her 30 years in the computer industry, she has trained and consulted with many corporations and government agencies. Since Alison founded InfoTech Services Group, Inc. (formerly InfoTechnology Partners) in 1990, its client base has expanded to include major corporations and government agencies such as Cisco, Shell Oil, Accenture, AIG Insurance, Northrop, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Prudential Insurance, Transamerica Insurance, Fox Broadcasting, the United States Navy, the United States Marines, the University of Southern California (USC), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and others. Alison is the author of more than 300 internationally marketed computer training videos, including 18 Access 2000 videos, 35 Access 2002 videos, 15 Access 2003 videos, a complete series of both user and developer videos on Access 2007, and Access 2010 and Access 2013 user videos. Alison travels throughout North America giving training seminars in Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL Server. Alison is also author of 14 books published by Sams Publishing including: Alison Balter's Mastering Access 95 Development, Alison Balter's Mastering Access 97 Development, Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2000 Development, Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2002 Desktop Development, Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2002 Enterprise Development, Alison Balter's Mastering Microsoft Access Office 2003, Teach Yourself Microsoft Office Access 2003 in 24 Hours, Access Office 2003 in a Snap, Alison Balter's Mastering Access 2007 Development, a power user book on Microsoft Access 2007, Using Access 2010, Access 2013 Absolute Beginner's Guide, and Teach Yourself SQL Express 2005 in 24 Hours. An active participant in many user groups and other organizations, Alison is a past president of the Independent Computer Consultants Association of Los Angeles and of the Los Angeles Clipper Users' Group. She is also past president of the Ventura County Professional Women's Network. Alison is a Microsoft Access MVP and was selected as Ventura County Woman Business Owner of the Year for 2012/2013. On a personal note, Alison keeps herself busy skiing, taking yoga classes, running, walking, lifting weights, hiking, and traveling. She most enjoys spending time with her husband, Dan, their daughter Alexis, and their son Brendan. Contact Alison via Alison@techismything.com or visit InfoTech Services Group's website at www.TechIsMyThing.com.


Introduction 1 1: Database Basics 5 What Is a Database? 5 What Is a Table? 5 What Is a Database Diagram? 6 What Is a View? 7 What Is a Stored Procedure? 8 What Is a User-Defined Function? 9 What Is a Trigger? 10 2: SQL Server Basics 13 Versions of SQL Server 2014 Available 13 SQL Server Components 16 Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 19 Connecting to a Database Server 25 Installing the Sample Files 27 3: Creating a SQL Server Database 33 Creating the Database 33 Defining Database Options 36 The Transaction Log 39 Attaching to an Existing Database 40 4: Working with SQL Server Tables 45 Creating SQL Server Tables 45 Adding Fields to the Tables You Create 46 Working with Constraints 50 Creating an Identity Specification 56 Adding Computed Columns 57 Working with User-Defined Data Types 58 Adding and Modifying Indexes 60 Saving Your Table 64 5: Working with Table Relationships 67 An Introduction to Relationships 67 Creating and Working with Database Diagrams 70 Working with Table Relationships 77 Designating Table and Column Specifications 79 Adding a Relationship Name and Description 81 Determining When Foreign Key Relationships Constrain the Data Entered in a Column 81 Designating Insert and Update Specifications 84 6: Getting to Know the SELECT Statement 89 Introducing T-SQL 89 Working with the SELECT Statement 90 Adding on the FROM Clause 92 Including the WHERE Clause 93 Using the ORDER BY Clause 101 7: Taking the SELECT Statement to the Next Level 105 Adding the DISTINCT Keyword 105 Working with the FOR XML Clause 107 Working with the GROUP BY Clause 109 Including Aggregate Functions in Your SQL Statements 110 Taking Advantage of the HAVING Clause 117 Creating Top Values Queries 118 8: Building SQL Statements Based on Multiple Tables 121 Working with Join Types 121 9: Powerful Join Techniques 129 Utilizing Full Joins 129 Taking Advantage of Self-Joins 130 Exploring the Power of Union Queries 133 Working with Subqueries 136 Using the INTERSECT Operator 137 Working with the EXCEPT Operator 138 10: Modifying Data with Action Queries 141 The UPDATE Statement 141 The INSERT Statement 143 The SELECT INTO Statement 145 The DELETE Statement 146 The TRUNCATE Statement 147 11: Getting to Know the T-SQL Functions 149 Working with Numeric Functions 149 Taking Advantage of String Functions 151 Exploring the Date/Time Functions 163 Working with Nulls 170 12: Working with SQL Server Views 177 An Introduction to Views 177 Using T-SQL to Create or Modify a View 185 13: Using T-SQL to Design SQL Server Stored Procedures 191 The Basics of Working with Stored Procedures 192 Declaring and Working with Variables 198 Controlling the Flow 200 14: Stored Procedure Techniques Every Developer Should Know 215 The SET NOCOUNT Statement 215 Using the @@ Functions 216 Working with Parameters 221 Errors and Error Handling 227 15: Power Stored Procedure Techniques 233 Modifying Data with Stored Procedures 233 Stored Procedures and Transactions 237 16: Stored Procedure Special Topics 243 Stored Procedures and Temporary Tables 243 Stored Procedures and Cursors 245 Stored Procedures and Security 250 17: Building and Working with User-Defined Functions 253 Scalar Functions 253 18: Creating and Working with Triggers 263 Creating Triggers 263 Creating an Insert Trigger 266 Creating an Update Trigger 269 Creating a Delete Trigger 272 Downsides of Triggers 274 19: Authentication 277 The Basics of Security 277 Types of Authentication 278 Creating Logins 280 Creating Roles 285 20: SQL Server Permissions Validation 299 Types of Permissions 299 Getting to Know Table Permissions 309 Getting to Know View Permissions 312 Getting to Know Stored Procedure Permissions 314 Getting to Know Function Permissions 315 Implementing Column-Level Security 315 21: Configuring, Maintaining, and Tuning SQL Server 321 Selecting and Tuning Hardware 321 Configuring and Tuning SQL Server 324 22: Maintaining the Databases You Build 335 Backing Up Your Databases 335 Restoring a Database 338 The Database Engine Tuning Advisor 341 Creating and Working with Database Maintenance Plans 344 23: Performance Monitoring 355 Executing Queries in SQL Server Management Studio 355 Displaying and Analyzing the Estimated Execution Plan 358 Adding Indexes to Allow Queries to Execute More Efficiently 362 Setting Query Options 364 SQL Server Profiler 367 24: Installing and Upgrading SQL Server 377 Installing SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition 377 Installing SQL Server Management Studio 385 Index 389

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  • ISBN13: 9780672337437
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780672337437
  • weight: 466
  • ISBN10: 0672337436

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