T-SQL Fundamentals, 4th Ed (Microsoft Press)
Monday, 20 March 2023

This book shows how to master Transact-SQL’s fundamentals, and write correct, robust code for querying and modifying data with modern Microsoft data technologies, including SQL Server 2022, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Managed Instance. Long-time Microsoft Data Platform MVP Itzik Ben-Gan explains key T-SQL concepts, helping you apply your knowledge with hands-on exercises.

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Ben-Gan first introduces T-SQL’s theory and underlying logic, illuminating it as both a language and a way of thinking. Next, he walks through core topics, including logical query processing, single table queries, joins, subqueries, table expressions, set operators, data analysis, data modifications, temporal tables, and transactions and concurrency.

Author: Itzik Ben-Gan
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Date: March 2023
Pages: 608
ISBN: 978-0138102104
Print: 0138102104
Kindle: B0BTLBXF8V
Audience: T-SQL developers
Level: Intermediate
Category: Database

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Topics covered:

 

  • Understand why T-SQL works as it does, so you can write better code
  • Review relational theory elements and modern SQL Server architecture
  • Create tables and define data integrity
  • Build single-table SELECT queries, multiple-table joins, and subqueries
  • Utilize derived tables, Common Table Expressions, views, inline table-valued functions, and APPLY
  • Make the most of UNION, INTERSECT, and EXCEPT set operators
  • Perform data analysis with window functions, pivoting, grouping sets, and time series
  • Insert, update, delete, and merge data
  • Get started with system-versioned temporal tables
  • Understand and apply transactions and concurrency, including concurrent user connections, locks, blocking, isolation levels, and more
  • Use SQL Graph to model, create, modify, and query graph-based data
  • Explore SQL Server programmable objects and programming capabilities

 

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