Microsoft Transact-SQL: the Definitive Guide

Author: Jeffrey Garbus

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 1449604021

Category: Computers

Page: 516

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According to industry studies, 70-80% of database performance problems are caused by poorly written transact-SQL code. Microsoft Transact-SQL: The Definitive Guide is a comprehensive guide to the T-SQL language written for the MS SQL Server 2008 developer having performance problems with SQL. The text includes case studies and examples demonstrating how to write or rewrite T-SQL source code. Some Topics covered include several ways of writing code for optimal performance and maintainability such as stored procedures versus dynamic SQL as well as subqueries versus joins; advanced SQL programming techniques including characteristic functions, common table expressions, refactoring, cubes, and dynamic queries; methods for identifying and fixing poorly written code including Profiler, DMVs, third-party tools, and reading query plans.

Beginning T-SQL with Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2008

Author: Paul Turley,Dan Wood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047044049X

Category: Computers

Page: 676

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If you've not programmed with Transact-SQL, this book is for you.It begins with an overview of SQL Server query operations and tools used with T-SQL, and covers both the 2005 and 2008 releases of SQL Server query tools and the query editor. The book then moves to show you how to design and build applications of increasing complexity. Other important tasks covered include full text indexing, optimizing query performance, and application design and security considerations. The companion website also provides all of the code examples from the book.

Transact-SQL Programming

Covers Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 /7.0 and Sybase Adaptive Server 11.5

Author: Kevin Kline,Lee Gould,Andrew Zanevsky

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781565924017

Category: Computers

Page: 807

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Provides detailed information about Transact-SQL programming and shows specific differences between the Microsoft and Sybase versions of the language.

The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL

Author: Ken Henderson

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 9780201615760

Category: Computers

Page: 551

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Demonstrates important concepts and offers working Transact-SQL code, covering data filtering, DDL, DML, statistical functions, runs and sequences, transactions, stored procedures and triggers, and performance tuning.

Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL in 10 Minutes

Author: Ben Forta

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780768690002

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to know to take advantage of Microsoft SQL Server’s T-SQL language. This handy pocket guide starts with simple data retrieval and moves on to more complex topics, including the use of joins, subqueries, full text-based searches, functions and stored procedures, cursors, triggers, table constraints, XML, and much more. You’ll learn what you need to know methodically, systematically, and simply–in highly focused lessons designed to make you immediately and effortlessly productive. Tips point out shortcuts and solutions Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls Notes explain additional concepts, and provide additional information 10 minutes is all you need to learn how to… Use T-SQL in the Microsoft SQL Server environment Construct complex T-SQL statements using multiple clauses and operators Filter data so you get the information you need quickly Retrieve, sort, and format database contents Join two or more related tables Make SQL Server work for you with globalization and localization Create subqueries to pinpoint your data Automate your workload with triggers Create and alter database tables Work with views, stored procedures, and more Register your book at www.samspublishing.com/register to download examples and source code from this book.

Transact-SQL Desk Reference

Author: Deac Lancaster

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130293398

Category: Computers

Page: 806

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This command reference, designed for users of all levels, provides a user-friendly guide to the SQL database programming language. All commands are listed alphabetically by functional area--ideal for beginners who can locate commands based on the tasks they are trying to accomplish.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition

Author: Dusan Petkovic

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259641805

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Up-to-date Microsoft SQL Server 2016 skills made easy! Get up and running on Microsoft SQL Server 2016 in no time with help from this thoroughly revised, practical resource. The book offers thorough coverage of SQL management and development and features full details on the newest business intelligence, reporting, and security features. Filled with new real-world examples and hands-on exercises, Microsoft SQL Server 2016: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition, starts by explaining fundamental relational database system concepts. From there, you will learn how to write Transact-SQL statements, execute simple and complex database queries, handle system administration and security, and use the powerful analysis and BI tools. XML, spatial data, and full-text search are also covered in this step-by-step tutorial. · Revised from the ground up to cover the latest version of SQL Server · Ideal both as a self-study guide and a classroom textbook · Written by a prominent professor and best-selling author

MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Excel

Author: Joan Lambert

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735699976

Category: Computers

Page: 192

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Advance your everyday proficiency with Excel 2016. And earn the credential that proves it! Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Excel! Designed to help you practice and prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Excel 2016 Core certification, this official Study Guide delivers: In-depth preparation for each MOS objective Detailed procedures to help build the skills measured by the exam Hands-on tasks to practice what you’ve learned Practice files and sample solutions Sharpen the skills measured by these objectives: Create and manage worksheets and workbooks Manage data cells and ranges Create tables Perform operations with formulas and functions Create charts and objects About MOS A Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification validates your proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, demonstrating that you can meet globally recognized performance standards. Hands-on experience with the technology is required to successfully pass Microsoft Certification exams.

Exam Ref 70-761 Querying Data with Transact-SQL

Author: Itzik Ben-Gan

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509304355

Category: Computers

Page: 352

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Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-761–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of SQL Server 2016 Transact-SQL data management, queries, and database programming. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Filter, sort, join, aggregate, and modify data • Use subqueries, table expressions, grouping sets, and pivoting • Query temporal and non-relational data, and output XML or JSON • Create views, user-defined functions, and stored procedures • Implement error handling, transactions, data types, and nulls This Microsoft Exam Ref: • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you • Assumes you have experience working with SQL Server as a database administrator, system engineer, or developer • Includes downloadable sample database and code for SQL Server 2016 SP1 (or later) and Azure SQL Database Querying Data with Transact-SQL About the Exam Exam 70-761 focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and query data and to program databases with Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2016. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam earns you credit toward a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification that demonstrates your mastery of essential skills for building and implementing on-premises and cloud-based databases across organizations. Exam 70-762 (Developing SQL Databases) is also required for MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development certification. See full details at: microsoft.com/learning

T-SQL Fundamentals

Author: Itzik Ben-Gan

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 1509302026

Category: Computers

Page: 512

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Effectively query and modify data using Transact-SQL Master T-SQL fundamentals and write robust code for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Itzik Ben-Gan explains key T-SQL concepts and helps you apply your knowledge with hands-on exercises. The book first introduces T-SQL’s roots and underlying logic. Next, it walks you through core topics such as single-table queries, joins, subqueries, table expressions, and set operators. Then the book covers more-advanced data-query topics such as window functions, pivoting, and grouping sets. The book also explains how to modify data, work with temporal tables, and handle transactions, and provides an overview of programmable objects. Microsoft Data Platform MVP Itzik Ben-Gan shows you how to: Review core SQL concepts and its mathematical roots Create tables and enforce data integrity Perform effective single-table queries by using the SELECT statement Query multiple tables by using joins, subqueries, table expressions, and set operators Use advanced query techniques such as window functions, pivoting, and grouping sets Insert, update, delete, and merge data Use transactions in a concurrent environment Get started with programmable objects–from variables and batches to user-defined functions, stored procedures, triggers, and dynamic SQL

Microsoft Access Developer's Guide to SQL Server

Author: Mary Chipman,Andy Baron

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 9780672319440

Category: Computers

Page: 840

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A guide for Access power users and developers explains how to use the SQL server to configure MSDE, build stored procedures, convert applications, improve server security, and build Access interfaces.

SQL Server 2016 Developer's Guide

Author: Dejan Sarka,Milos Radivojevic,William Durkin

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786460742

Category: Computers

Page: 616

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Get the most out of the rich development capabilities of SQL Server 2016 to build efficient database applications for your organization About This Book Utilize the new enhancements in Transact-SQL and security features in SQL Server 2016 to build efficient database applications Work with temporal tables to get information about data stored in the table at any point in time A detailed guide to SQL Server 2016, introducing you to multiple new features and enhancements to improve your overall development experience Who This Book Is For This book is for database developers and solution architects who plan to use the new SQL Server 2016 features for developing efficient database applications. It is also ideal for experienced SQL Server developers who want to switch to SQL Server 2016 for its rich development capabilities. Some understanding of the basic database concepts and Transact-SQL language is assumed. What You Will Learn Explore the new development features introduced in SQL Server 2016 Identify opportunities for In-Memory OLTP technology, significantly enhanced in SQL Server 2016 Use columnstore indexes to get significant storage and performance improvements Extend database design solutions using temporal tables Exchange JSON data between applications and SQL Server in a more efficient way Migrate historical data transparently and securely to Microsoft Azure by using Stretch Database Use the new security features to encrypt or to have more granular control over access to rows in a table Simplify performance troubleshooting with Query Store Discover the potential of R's integration with SQL Server In Detail Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is considered the biggest leap in the data platform history of the Microsoft, in the ongoing era of Big Data and data science. Compared to its predecessors, SQL Server 2016 offers developers a unique opportunity to leverage the advanced features and build applications that are robust, scalable, and easy to administer. This book introduces you to new features of SQL Server 2016 which will open a completely new set of possibilities for you as a developer. It prepares you for the more advanced topics by starting with a quick introduction to SQL Server 2016's new features and a recapitulation of the possibilities you may have already explored with previous versions of SQL Server. The next part introduces you to small delights in the Transact-SQL language and then switches to a completely new technology inside SQL Server - JSON support. We also take a look at the Stretch database, security enhancements, and temporal tables. The last chapters concentrate on implementing advanced topics, including Query Store, columnstore indexes, and In-Memory OLTP. You will finally be introduced to R and how to use the R language with Transact-SQL for data exploration and analysis. By the end of this book, you will have the required information to design efficient, high-performance database applications without any hassle. Style and approach This book is a detailed guide to mastering the development features offered by SQL Server 2016, with a unique learn-as-you-do approach. All the concepts are explained in a very easy-to-understand manner and are supplemented with examples to ensure that you—the developer—are able to take that next step in building more powerful, robust applications for your organization with ease.

The Definitive Guide to DAX

Business intelligence with Microsoft Excel, SQL Server Analysis Services, and Power BI

Author: Alberto Ferrari,Marco Russo

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735698376

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 9786

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This comprehensive and authoritative guide will teach you the DAX language for business intelligence, data modeling, and analytics. Leading Microsoft BI consultants Marco Russo and Alberto Ferrari help you master everything from table functions through advanced code and model optimization. You’ll learn exactly what happens under the hood when you run a DAX expression, how DAX behaves differently from other languages, and how to use this knowledge to write fast, robust code. If you want to leverage all of DAX’s remarkable power and flexibility, this no-compromise “deep dive” is exactly what you need. Perform powerful data analysis with DAX for Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, Excel, and Power BI Master core DAX concepts, including calculated columns, measures, and error handling Understand evaluation contexts and the CALCULATE and CALCULATETABLE functions Perform time-based calculations: YTD, MTD, previous year, working days, and more Work with expanded tables, complex functions, and elaborate DAX expressions Perform calculations over hierarchies, including parent/child hierarchies Use DAX to express diverse and unusual relationships Measure DAX query performance with SQL Server Profiler and DAX Studio

Programming Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Author: Andrew Brust,Leonard G. Lobel

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735675287

Category: Computers

Page: 816

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Your essential guide to key programming features in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Take your database programming skills to a new level—and build customized applications using the developer tools introduced with SQL Server 2012. This hands-on reference shows you how to design, test, and deploy SQL Server databases through tutorials, practical examples, and code samples. If you’re an experienced SQL Server developer, this book is a must-read for learning how to design and build effective SQL Server 2012 applications. Discover how to: Build and deploy databases using the SQL Server Data Tools IDE Query and manipulate complex data with powerful Transact-SQL enhancements Integrate non-relational features, including native file streaming and geospatial data types Consume data with Microsoft ADO.NET, LINQ, and Entity Framework Deliver data using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) Data Services and WCF RIA Services Move your database to the cloud with Windows Azure SQL Database Develop Windows Phone cloud applications using SQL Data Sync Use SQL Server BI components, including xVelocity in-memory technologies

Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Author: Itzik Ben-Gan,Dejan Sarka,Ron Talmage

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735667284

Category: Computers

Page: 752

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Ace your preparation for Microsoft® Certification Exam 70-461 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD—featuring multiple, customizable testing options. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to: Create database objects Work with data Modify data Troubleshoot and optimize queries You also get an exam discount voucher—making this book an exceptional value and a great career investment.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 High-Performance T-SQL Using Window Functions

Author: Itzik Ben-Gan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735672547

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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Apply powerful window functions in T-SQL—and increase the performance and speed of your queries Optimize your queries—and obtain simple and elegant solutions to a variety of problems—using window functions in Transact-SQL. Led by T-SQL expert Itzik Ben-Gan, you’ll learn how to apply calculations against sets of rows in a flexible, clear, and efficient manner. Ideal whether you’re a database administrator or developer, this practical guide demonstrates ways to use more than a dozen T-SQL querying solutions to address common business tasks. Discover how to: Go beyond traditional query approaches to express set calculations more efficiently Delve into ordered set functions such as rank, distribution, and offset Implement hypothetical set and inverse distribution functions in standard SQL Use strategies for improving sequencing, paging, filtering, and pivoting Increase query speed using partitioning, ordering, and coverage indexing Apply new optimization iterators such as Window Spool Handle common issues such as running totals, intervals, medians, and gaps

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Fundamentals

Author: Itzik Ben-Gan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0735673950

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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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

Pro T-SQL Programmer's Guide

Author: Jay Natarajan,Rudi Bruchez,Michael Coles,Scott Shaw,Miguel Cebollero

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1484201450

Category: Computers

Page: 744

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Pro T–SQL Programmer’s Guide is your guide to making the best use of the powerful, Transact-SQL programming language that is built into Microsoft SQL Server's database engine. This edition is updated to cover the new, in-memory features that are part of SQL Server 2014. Discussing new and existing features, the book takes you on an expert guided tour of Transact–SQL functionality. Fully functioning examples and downloadable source code bring technically accurate and engaging treatment of Transact–SQL into your own hands. Step–by–step explanations ensure clarity, and an advocacy of best–practices will steer you down the road to success. Transact–SQL is the language developers and DBAs use to interact with SQL Server. It’s used for everything from querying data, to writing stored procedures, to managing the database. Support for in-memory stored procedures running queries against in-memory tables is new in the language and gets coverage in this edition. Also covered are must-know features such as window functions and data paging that help in writing fast-performing database queries. Developers and DBAs alike can benefit from the expressive power of T-SQL, and Pro T-SQL Programmer's Guide is your roadmap to success in applying this increasingly important database language to everyday business and technical tasks. Covers the newly-introduced, in-memory database features Shares the best practices used by experienced professionals Goes deeply into the subject matter − an advanced book for the serious reader

The SQL Server 7.0 Handbook

A Guide to Microsoft Database Computing

Author: Ken England,Nigel Stanley

Publisher: Digital Press

ISBN: 9781555582012

Category: Computers

Page: 451

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This concise and authoritative handbook explains how to implement, administer, design and tune Microsoft's leading data base, and how to use it with other data management technologies and products.