2778 - Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL


2778 - Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL


Price
Length : 3 days
$2,195.00

Gain the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 in this course.

What You'll Learn

  • 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

Who Should Attend

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

Course outline

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

Labs

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

Class Dates:

Virtual

Feb 4, 2019 - Feb 6, 2019

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Virtual

Mar 18, 2019 - Mar 20, 2019

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