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T-SQL Fundamentals, 3rd Edition

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T-SQL Fundamentals, 3rd Edition


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  • Explains the why's, not just the how's, of T-SQL to vastly improve learners' understanding.
  • Up to date with SQL Server 2016 and Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
  • Written by an acknowledged master in the T-SQL and SQL Server field.


  • Copyright 2017
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9"
  • Pages: 464
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 1-5093-0200-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-5093-0200-0

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



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Table of Contents

Contents at a Glance

CHAPTER 1 Background to T-SQL querying and programming 

CHAPTER 2 Single-table queries 


CHAPTER 4 Subqueries

CHAPTER 5 Table expressions

CHAPTER 6 Set operators

CHAPTER 7 Beyond the fundamentals of querying

CHAPTER 8 Data modification

CHAPTER 9 Temporal tables

CHAPTER 10 Transactions and concurrency

CHAPTER 11 Programmable objects

Appendix: Getting started



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