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SQL Server: Triggers, Stored Procedures, and Functions
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Understanding the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the .NET framework


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SQL Server: Triggers, Stored Procedures, and Functions

with Martin Guidry

Video: Understanding the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the .NET framework

Now I would like to talk about a very different technique of creating stored procedures and functions. I will create some stored procedures using the .NET framework languages. In the demos I'll focus on C# which is certainly the most popular language, but we can also use any of the hundreds of .NET languages C#, VB.NET, F#, J# IronPython, IronRuby, and many others. It is possible to write a stored procedure at the .NET framework, because both the .NET framework and SQL Server are heavily integrated with the Common Language Runtime, commonly called the CLR.
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  1. 2m 15s
    1. Welcome
      51s
    2. What you should know
      51s
    3. Using the exercise files
      33s
  2. 11m 1s
    1. Comparing triggers, functions, and procedures
      3m 25s
    2. Why use a stored procedure?
      4m 59s
    3. Why use functions?
      1m 27s
    4. Why use triggers?
      1m 10s
  3. 6m 2s
    1. Configuring your environment
      4m 53s
    2. Downloading and installing a sample database
      1m 9s
  4. 26m 25s
    1. Creating a stored procedure
      2m 46s
    2. Modifying a stored procedure
      2m 34s
    3. Returning data using data sets
      3m 45s
    4. Returning data using cursors
      3m 45s
    5. Using input and output parameters
      5m 24s
    6. Using security and permissions
      5m 24s
    7. Using transactions
      2m 47s
  5. 11m 56s
    1. Creating a user-defined function
      4m 59s
    2. Exploring single-value functions
      4m 18s
    3. Exploring table value functions
      2m 39s
  6. 9m 31s
    1. Using "after" triggers
      3m 47s
    2. Using "instead of" triggers
      2m 9s
    3. Using nested triggers
      1m 38s
    4. Using database-level triggers
      1m 57s
  7. 12m 43s
    1. Exploring a real-world INSERT procedure
      5m 32s
    2. Exploring a real-world UPDATE procedure
      3m 13s
    3. Implementing logging on DELETE
      3m 58s
  8. 19m 38s
    1. Understanding the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the .NET framework
      1m 52s
    2. Using CLR with SQL Server 2012
      4m 11s
    3. Writing stored procedures with C# .NET
      5m 51s
    4. Writing functions with .NET
      5m 7s
    5. Choosing between T-SQL vs. CLR
      2m 37s
  9. 11m 34s
    1. Creating a basic web form and connecting to a database
      2m 56s
    2. Executing a stored procedure
      2m 4s
    3. Passing parameters
      3m 41s
    4. Getting return values
      2m 53s
  10. 1m 43s
    1. Next steps
      1m 43s

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SQL Server: Triggers, Stored Procedures, and Functions
1h 52m Advanced Sep 24, 2012

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This course investigates several key database-programming concepts: triggers, stored procedures, functions, and .NET CLR (Common Language Runtime) assemblies. Author Martin Guidry shows how to combine these techniques and create a high-quality database using Microsoft SQL Server 2012. The course also covers real-world uses of the INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE procedures, and how to build a basic web form to connect to your database.

Topics include:
  • Comparing triggers, functions, and stored procedures
  • Installing and configuring SQL Server
  • Creating a stored procedure
  • Returning data using data sets
  • Creating user-defined functions
  • Using "after," "instead," and nested triggers
  • Modifying existing stored procedures
  • Implementing logging on DELETE
  • Choosing between T-SQL and CLR
  • Executing a stored procedure
  • Passing parameters
Subjects:
Developer Databases
Software:
SQL Server
Author:
Martin Guidry

Understanding the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the .NET framework

Now I would like to talk about a very different technique of creating stored procedures and functions. I will create some stored procedures using the .NET framework languages. In the demos I'll focus on C# which is certainly the most popular language, but we can also use any of the hundreds of .NET languages C#, VB.NET, F#, J# IronPython, IronRuby, and many others. It is possible to write a stored procedure at the .NET framework, because both the .NET framework and SQL Server are heavily integrated with the Common Language Runtime, commonly called the CLR.

However, not every version of the CLR is compatible with every other version. So here on the screen I have a chart showing some of the compatibility levels. SQL Server 2005 and 2008 is compatible with the CLR versions 2.0, 3.0, and 3.5. And SQL Server 2012 we still get 2.0, 3.0, 3.5, but we also additionally get 4.0. This can lead to some interesting decisions for a developer as to which version should you write your code in.

But in many cases it's not that hard to change what version you're an after the fact. Inside of Visual Studio you can right- click on any project, go to Properties, and you'll see one of the dropdowns is Target framework. Here it's been selected to the 4.0. It would be very easy to change this to 2.0, 3.0, 3.5. Obviously, there are a few features that are limited to a specific version of the framework and we can have some compatibility issues.

But the majority of your code will work with any version of the .NET framework and it's very easy to change right here.

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