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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:
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Contents at a Glance
CHAPTER 1 Background to T-SQL querying and programming
CHAPTER 2 Single-table queries
CHAPTER 3 Joins
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