T-SQL Fundamentals Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Language: English

Author: Itzik Ben-Gan

Get started with the fundamentals of Transact-SQL and learn how to write efficient and powerful database queries. With this hands-on guide, you’ll gain a solid understanding of T-SQL and good programming practices through the right balance of conceptual and practical content. Learn the steps required to develop T-SQL code for retrieving and modifying data, with exercises to help you apply what you’ve learned—ideal for T-SQL programmers, DBAs, BI practitioners, report writers, analysts, and architects.

Discover how to:

  • Apply T-SQL fundamentals, create tables, and define data integrity
  • Understand logical query processing
  • Query multiple tables using joins and subqueries
  • Simplify code and improve maintainability with table expressions
  • Write code to insert, update, delete, and merge data
  • Go beyond the fundamentals with pivoting techniques and set grouping
  • Isolate inconsistent data and address deadlock and blocking scenarios