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Have you heard that SQL is hard to learn?
Are you looking to enhance your skills and resume?
Are you new to programming languages?

This is Transact SQL – To The Point!

Gain the fundamentals you will need to query your databases using Transact SQL in Microsoft SQL Server.
Learn how to:
•extract
•update
•and delete records in tables
•create databases
•create tables
•... and more.

Illustrated examples and a special section for test questions will reinforce your new knowledge of SQL.

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ISBN: 9781476269900
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INTRODUCTION

The examples that follow use Microsoft’s Northwind database.

Northwind is a sample database that I use in many SQL courses.

It stores information about a fictitious specialty food company’s employees, clients, products and orders.

Northwind can be found online through Microsoft and is free.

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2012

Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2012 is a database administration tool.

While it allows us to create, diagram, secure and report on databases, this book focuses on the query and update commands that form the DML, or Data Manipulation Language, of SQL.

DML commands include:

SELECT - extracts data from a database

UPDATE - updates data in a database

DELETE - deletes data from a database

INSERT INTO - inserts new data into a database

While you can use the GUI to manipulate and extract data from the database, we will be doing so programmatically. Learning SQL statements here will give you a good foundation to learn other forms or dialects of SQL, like Oracle’s PL SQL or Microsoft Office Access JET SQL.

Creating a SQL query:

On the Standard toolbar, click the New Query button

Or in the Object Explorer, right click the database you will use and select New