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Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

with Gerry O'Brien

Video: Welcome

Learn how to query data from SQL Server tables.
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  1. 2m 6s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. What you should know before viewing this course
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 18m 5s
    1. A history of SQL and T-SQL
      3m 13s
    2. An introduction to relational theory
      4m 25s
    3. To use standards or not
      2m 49s
    4. Understand processing stages
      7m 38s
  3. 34m 26s
    1. Query a table with SELECT
      12m 59s
    2. Using aliases in your SELECT statement
      6m 55s
    3. Using string concatenation
      8m 59s
    4. Using CASE expressions
      5m 33s
  4. 48m 12s
    1. Filter duplicates with DISTINCT
      8m 54s
    2. Introducing the WHERE clause
      10m 2s
    3. WHERE clause relational operators
      10m 43s
    4. Filtering text
      9m 44s
    5. Working with NULL
      8m 49s
  5. 30m 25s
    1. Understanding normalization
      10m 1s
    2. Understanding table relationships
      4m 45s
    3. Understanding JOINs
      6m 2s
    4. Using JOINs in a query
      9m 37s
  6. 44m 29s
    1. Understanding order
      5m 14s
    2. Sorting results with ORDER BY
      10m 49s
    3. Grouping results with GROUP BY
      7m 52s
    4. Using the TOP option
      10m 47s
    5. Using aggregates
      9m 47s
  7. 40m 13s
    1. Queries using date and time
      15m 48s
    2. Queries using character data types
      10m 6s
    3. Queries using character functions
      14m 19s
  8. 39m 42s
    1. Writing subqueries
      9m 58s
    2. Using EXISTS
      6m 10s
    3. Introducing views
      13m 28s
    4. Introducing common table expressions
      10m 6s
  9. 48m 54s
    1. Understanding stored procedures
      14m 35s
    2. Understanding T-SQL programming elements
      11m 44s
    3. Implement transactions
      7m 16s
    4. Handling errors
      15m 19s
  10. 27m 57s
    1. Introducing query execution plans
      14m 23s
    2. Interpret performance data
      13m 34s
  11. 34s
    1. Goodbye

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Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
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Learn how to query data from SQL Server tables. Microsoft Certified Trainer Gerry O'Brien reviews the history of SQL and relational theory, so you'll understand exactly where this data manipulation language, and Microsoft's seminal database program, got their starts. Then he shows how to query one or many different tables using SELECT statements, and filter, group, and sort the results. Next, learn how to work with special data types like dates, times, and characters. Gerry also covers advanced topics like subqueries, programming with T-SQL (Microsoft's proprietary extension for SQL), and improving query performance.

Topics include:
  • Writing SELECT queries
  • Querying multiple tables
  • Filtering text and duplicates
  • Sorting and grouping query results
  • Using SQL Server's built-in functions
  • Writing subqueries
  • Using common table expressions
  • Programming with T-SQL
  • Interpreting query performance data
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Hi, I'm Gerry O'Brien, and welcome to Querying SQL Server 2012. In this course, I'm going to introduce you to using SQL servers and data manipulation language statements focused on querying data from tables. We'll begin by looking at a history of SQL Server and relational theory to form a foundation of your SQL knowledge. Next, we'll focus on the core concepts of selecting data from single and multiple tables with a select statement and using available filters to fine-tune your queries.

We'll then see examples of grouping and sorting your results. As well as working with different data types, such as date and time. And then we'll focus on built in functions for manipulating those data types. We'll follow up with some more advanced topics on writing subqueries, and common table expressions, and then finish up with a look at transact SQL programming constructs. And performance analysis of the queries that we write. So let's get started Querying SQL Server.

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