Writing Transact SQL (T-SQL) Queries in SQL Server 2005

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In this course, you’ll learn how to build basic queries using Transact-SQL, the language of SQL Server. Then, you`ll learn how to build effective views, stored procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions, using Transact-SQL. You`ll learn about the new enhancements to the Transact-SQL programming language including improved support for error handling and hierarchical queries, and programmers can now use .NET languages like C# and Visual Basic to build database objects.
A solid understanding of relational databases is recommended.
A Tour of SQL Server 2005 :
SQL Server 2005 Editions, Components, and Tools
Server Components
Management Tools
Documentation and Samples
Using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Connecting Management Studio
The Object Explorer
Database Objects
Working with Tables and Queries
Creating Tables
Creating a View
Generating Scripts
New Transact-SQL Features
Common Table Expressions (CTEs)
Ranking Functions
TOP(n) and APPLY
Try/Catch Error Handling
Using Snapshot Isolation
Running CLR Code in SQL Server 2005
Business Intelligence Services
SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
SQL Server Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)
Reporting Services
Analysis Services (SSAS)
Designing and Creating a Database:
Relational Database Design Principles
The Origins of Relational Design
Data Normalization
Understanding Referential Integrity
Beyond Normalization
Implementing the Design
Database Storage
Creating Databases
Modifying Database Options
Creating Tables
Creating Constraints
Creating Indexes
Using Database Diagrams
Data Selection Queries:
Understanding Transact-SQL
Schemas and Naming in SQL Server 2005
The SELECT Statement
Selecting All Columns
Concatenating Columns
Naming Columns
Using DISTINCT to Limit Values
The WHERE Clause
Transact-SQL Comparison Operators
The LIKE Operator
The BETWEEN Operator
Using IS NULL to Test for Nulls
Multiple Conditions with AND, OR, and NOT
Operator Precedence
Using the IN Operator
Using ORDER BY to Sort Data
Sorting on a Single Column
Sorting by Multiple Columns
Sorting with Expressions
The GROUP BY Clause
Aggregate Functions
Counting Rows
Counting Columns
Counting with a WHERE Clause
TOP Value Queries
Joining Tables
Cross Joins (Cartesian Products)
The Use of Keys in Joining
Join Notation
Inner Joins
Outer Joins
Self Joins
Modifying Data:
Modifying Data
Inserting Data
Inserting a Single Value
Inserting Multiple Values
Inserting Multiple Rows
Creating a New Table Using SELECT INTO
Temporary Tables
Using Bulk Copy to Insert Data
Updating Data
Updating a Single Row
Updating Multiple Rows and Columns
Updating from Another Table
Updating with TOP
Updating Large Value Types with UPDATE.WRITE
Deleting Data
Deleting a Single Row
Deleting Multiple Rows
Understanding Transaction Isolation
Isolation Levels Explained
Blocking and Deadlocks
Using Snapshot Isolation
Working with SQL Server Management Studio:
Getting Started with SSMS
Connecting to Management Studio
Configuring SSMS Options
SSMS Toolbars
Overview of SSMS Menu Options
Configuring SSMS Windows
Exploring the Object Explorer
Right-Click Menu Options
Server and Database Objects
Displaying and Filtering Objects
Finding Objects
Editing Database Objects in the SSMS Designers
Working with the Query Editor
Displaying Multiple Code Windows
Formatting and Editing Code
Scripting with SSMS
Executing Queries
Creating Projects and Solutions
Working Offline
Using SQL Server Books Online
Getting Help in SSMS
Transact-SQL Programming:
Overview of Transact-SQL
Transact-SQL Extensions
Batches and Scripts
Delimiters and Operators
Transact-SQL and Data Types
Using Built-In Functions
Working with Nulls
Handling Numbers
Manipulating Strings
Working with Date and Time Values
Using the @@ Functions
Controlling Flow
GOTO, RETURN, and Labels
Ranking Results
Transactions and Error Handling:
Transaction Concepts
Passing the ACID Test
Transaction Types
Avoiding Blocked Transactions
Working around Deadlocks
Applications and Transactions
Designing Transactional Support
Understanding Compile and Runtime Errors
Creating Explicit Transactions
Explicit Transaction Syntax
Transact-SQL Error Handling in Transactions
Using TRY/CATCH Error Handling
TRY/CATCH Overview
Using TRY/CATCH in Stored Procedure
Handling Uncommittable Transactions in XACT_STATE
Creating Views:
What Is a View?
Advantages of Views
Views and Security
Creating Views
View Rules
View Syntax and Options
Tools for Creating Views
Nesting Views, Derived Tables, and CTEs
Encrypting View Definitions
Updating Data Using a View
Updating Rules
Updating Behavior
Using Computed Columns
Creating a Computed Column
Indexed Views
How Indexed Views Work
Partitioned Views
Creating Stored Procedures and Triggers:
Creating Stored Procedures
Stored Procedure Features
Stored Procedures Performance Benefits
Reasons to Use Stored Procedures
Stored Procedure Syntax
Creating Stored Procedures Using SSMS
Creating and Executing Stored Procedures
Working with Parameters
Testing and Debugging Stored Procedures
Creating Triggers
Uses for Triggers
How Triggers Work
Creating an AFTER Trigger
Creating an INSTEAD OF Trigger on a View
Creating a DDL Trigger to Restrict Table Creation
Creating User-Defined Functions:
User-Defined Function Overview
Scalar Functions
Scalar Function Syntax
Inline Table-Valued Functions
Inline Syntax
Executing Inline Table-Valued Functions
Inline Functions with Parameters
Updating Data with Inline Functions
Multi-Statement Table-Valued Functions
Multi-Statement Function Syntax
Executing Multi-Statement Functions
Joining to Functions
Using Functions, Views, and Stored Procedures
Using Scalar Functions
Using Table-Valued Functions
Choosing Between Functions, Views, and Stored Procedures
Using .NET Code in SQL Server 2005:
Writing SQLCLR Code
Creating SQLCLR Code Manually
Creating SQLCLR Code Using Visual Studio 2005
SQL Data Types
Accessing Local Data
Returning Results
SQLCLR Code Modules
Stored Procedures and Triggers
User-Defined Functions
Managing Code Modules
System Catalogs
SQLCLR Security
Code Access Security (CAS)
SQLCLR Permission Sets
T-SQL vs. .NET Code
Advanced Query Techniques:
Full-Text Search
SQL Server 2005 Enhancements
Configuring Full-Text Search
Writing Full-Text Queries
The CONTAINS Predicate
The FREETEXT Predicate
Using Full-Text DDL
Generating XML with FOR XML
Using AUTO Mode
Using RAW Mode
Using PATH Mode
Comparing APPLY to Using Joins
Using APPLY with Table-Valued Functions
Combining APPLY with FOR XML PATH
Creating Recursive Queries
Using a Common Table Expression
Creating Pivot Queries
Rotating Column Data in Column Headings
Executing Dynamic SQL:
Overcoming PIVOT Limitations
Using Parameters with sp_executesql
Using sp_executesql with Output Parameters
Signing Stored Procedures with Certificates