|About the Book|
Anyone who interacts with todays modern databases needs to know SQL (Structured Query Language), the standard language for generating, manipulating, and retrieving database information. In recent years, the dramatic rise in the popularity ofMoreAnyone who interacts with todays modern databases needs to know SQL (Structured Query Language), the standard language for generating, manipulating, and retrieving database information. In recent years, the dramatic rise in the popularity of relational databases and multi-user databases has fueled a healthy demand for application developers and others who can write SQL code efficiently and correctly.If youre new to databases, or need a SQL refresher, Learning SQL on SQL Server 2005 is an ideal step-by-step introduction to this database query tool, with everything you need for programming SQL using Microsofts SQL Server 2005-one of the most powerful and popular database engines used today. Plenty of books explain database theory. This guide lets you apply the theory as you learn SQL. You dont need prior database knowledge, or even prior computer knowledge.Based on a popular university-level course designed by authors Sikha Saha Bagui and Richard Walsh Earp, Learning SQL on SQL Server 2005 starts with very simple SQL concepts, and slowly builds into more complex query development. Every topic, concept, and idea comes with examples of code and output, along with exercises to help you gain proficiency in SQL and SQL Server 2005. With this book, youll learn:Beginning SQL commands, such as how and where to type an SQL query, and how to create, populate, alter and delete tablesHow to customize SQL Server 2005s settings and about SQL Server 2005s functionsAbout joins, a common database mechanism for combining tablesQuery development, the use of views and other derived structures, and simple set operationsSubqueries, aggregate functions and correlated subqueries, as well as indexes and constraints that can be added to tables in SQL Server 2005Whether youre an undergraduate computer science or MIS student, a self-learner who has access to the new Microsoft database, or work for your companys IT department, Learning SQL on SQL Server 2005 will get you up to speed on SQL in no time.