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Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL

Learn how to use and execute the Transact-SQL language.

GK# 6177 Vendor# M2778

Course Overview

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Gain the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 in this course that incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product (OMLP) 2778: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL.

What You'll Learn

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  • Uses of and ways to execute the Transact-SQL language
  • Use querying tools
  • Write SELECT queries to retrieve data
  • Group and summarize data by using Transact-SQL
  • Join data from multiple tables
  • Write queries that retrieve and modify data by using subqueries
  • Modify data in tables
  • Query text fields with full-text search
  • Create programming objects
  • Use various techniques when working with complex queries

Outline

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1. Getting Started with Databases and Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2008

  • Overview of SQL Server 2008
  • Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • Overview and Syntax Elements of T-SQL
  • Working with T-SQL Scripts
  • Using T-SQL Querying Tools

2. Querying and Filtering Data

  • Using the SELECT Statement
  • Filtering Data
  • Working with NULL Values
  • Formatting Result Sets
  • Performance Considerations for Writing Queries

3. Grouping and Summarizing Data

  • Summarizing Data by Using Aggregate Functions
  • Summarizing Grouped Data
  • Ranking Grouped Data
  • Creating Crosstab Queries

4. Joining Data from Multiple Tables

  • Querying Multiple Tables by Using Joins
  • Applying Joins for Typical Reporting Needs
  • Combining and Limiting Result Set

5. Working with Subqueries

  • Writing Basic Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Comparing Subqueries with Joins and Temporary Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions

6. Modifying Data in Tables

  • Inserting Data into Tables
  • Deleting Data from Tables
  • Updating Data in Tables
  • Overview of Transactions

7. Querying Metadata, XML, and Full-Text Indexes

  • Querying Metadata
  • Overview of XML
  • Querying XML Data
  • Overview of Full-Text Indexes
  • Querying Full-Text Indexes

8. Using Programming Objects for Data Retrieval

  • Overview of Views
  • Overview of User-Defined Functions
  • Overview of Stored Procedures
  • Overview of Triggers
  • Writing Distributed Queries

9. Using Advanced Querying Techniques

  • Considerations for Querying Complex Data
  • Working with Data Types
  • Cursors and Set-Based Queries
  • Dynamic SQL
  • Maintaining Query Files

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Lab 1: Getting Started with Databases and Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2008

  • Exploring the Components and Executing Queries in SQL Server Management Studio
  • Starting and Using SQLCMD
  • Generating a Report from a SQL Server Database Using Microsoft Office Excel

Lab 2: Querying and Filtering Data

  • Retrieving Data by Using the SELECT Statement
  • Filtering Data by Using Search Conditions
  • Using Functions to Work with NULL Values
  • Formatting Result Sets

Lab 3: Grouping and Summarizing Data

  • Summarizing Data by Using Aggregate Functions
  • Summarizing Grouped Data
  • Ranking Grouped Data
  • Creating Crosstab Queries

Lab 4: Joining Data from Multiple Tables

  • Querying Multiple Tables by Using Joins
  • Applying Joins for Typical Reporting Needs
  • Combining and Limiting Result Sets

Lab 5: Working with Subqueries

  • Writing Basic Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Comparing Subqueries with Joins and Temporary Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions

Lab 6: Modifying Data in Tables

  • Inserting Data into Tables
  • Deleting Data from Tables
  • Updating Data in Tables
  • Working with Transactions

Lab 7: Querying Metadata, XML, and Full-Text Indexes

  • Querying Metadata
  • Querying XML Data
  • Creating and Querying Full-Text Indexes

Lab 8: Using Programming Objects for Data Retrieval

  • Creating Views
  • Creating User-Defined Functions
  • Creating Stored Procedures
  • Writing Distributed Queries

Lab 9: Using Advanced Querying Techniques

  • Using Execution Plans
  • Converting Data Types
  • Implementing a Hierarchy
  • Using Cursors and Set-Based Queries

Who Should Attend

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SQL Server database administrators, implementers, system engineers, and developers who are responsible for writing queries

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  • Unlimited Retakes
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Duration: 3 day

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