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Transact-SQL is a powerful implementation of the ANSI standard SQL database query language. In order to build effective database applications, you must gain a thorough understanding of these features. This book provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the T-SQL language and shows you how it can be used to work with both the SQL Server 2000 and 2005 releases.
Beginning with an overview of the SQL Server query operations and tools that are used with T-SQL, the author goes on to explain how to design and build applications of increasing complexity. By gaining an understanding of the power of the T-SQL language, you'll be prepared to meet the ever-increasing demands of programming.
What you will learn from this book
Who this book is for
This book is for database developers and administrators who have not yet programmed with Transact-SQL. Some familiarity with relational databases and basic SQL is helpful, and some programming experience is helpful.
About the Authors
Paul Turley is a Senior Consultant for Hitachi Consulting, where he architects and develops business reporting solutions and database systems for many high-profile business clients. He has been developing database solutions since 1991 for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Boise Cascade, Disney, and Microsoft. He has been a Microsoft Certified Professional and Trainer since 1996 and currently holds his MCDBA, MCSD, MSF Practitioner, IT Project+, and A+ certifications.
Paul designed and maintains Scout-Master.com, a web-based service that enables Boy Scouts and their leaders to manage their own unit web sites, membership, and advancement records on-line using SQL Server and ASP.NET. Paul has been a contributing or lead author on Professional SQL Server Reporting Services (1st and 2nd editions), Beginning Access 2002 VBA, Professional SQL Server 2000 Data Warehousing with Analysis Services, and Professional Access 2000 Programming from WROX Press.
Dan Wood is the Operations Manager, Database Administrator, and SQL Server Trainer for Netdesk Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions in Seattle where he manages and develops database solutions as well as trains database professionals from organizations throughout the Northwest. He has been a Microsoft Certified Professional and Trainer since 1999 and currently holds his MCDBA, MCSD, and MCSE certifications.