You can see that there is no single right answer to the question of where to store your data. However, Microsoft has made significant improvements in the database engine so that you can store more types of data more efficiently. If you need to store XML data, you should seriously consider using the new built in XML datatype because of the functionality it offers. SQL Server can also handle other types of application files that you may need for tracking application data, incuding settings files. You should be able to use what you have learned in this chapter to make sound decisions on data-storage locations when designing your application.

Chapter 1 Quick Reference


Do this

Start SQL Server Management Studio

From the Start Menu, select All Programs | Microsoft SQL Server 2005 | SQL Server Management Studio.

Enter and execute a new query in SQL Server Management Studio

Click the New Query button, type your query in the query pane, and click the Execute button.

View XML data for a row returned by a query

Click the link in the Results pane below the query window.

Use the XQuery query() method to return data stored in the SampleXML variable

Use the T-SQL statement

SELECT @SampleXML.query('/root/L1/L2)')

Solid Quality Learning - Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Applied Techniques Step by Step
Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Applied Techniques Step by Step (Pro-Step by Step Developer)
ISBN: 0735623163
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 115

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