Join Simon Allardice for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing the default database, part of SQL Server 2008 Essential Training.
When you first begin working with SQL Server Management Studio, a lot of…people do write queries.…That's how they're getting to grips with the database and with SQL.…Some folks can get a little frustrated by the fact that when you reopen…Management Studio and click New Query, you will find this drop-down list of the…default database often shifts back to whatever it was.…Meaning that you have to remember to change it or to write the word USE…AdventureWorksLT for example, or to include the name of the database in your SQL statement.…
And that can be a little annoying.…Now what a lot of people try and do is they say, okay, if it keeps coming up…with master or a different database, they go and look in say Tools > Options…and they try and find some setting in SQL Server Management Studio where this is controlled.…And they won't find one.…So sometimes they give up and say, well, it's always going to be master or it's…always going to be a particular database.…Well, really, this setting has not a lot to do with SQL Server Management Studio…
- Using T-SQL (Transact-SQL)
- Managing databases with SQL Server Management Studio
- Understanding database normalization
- Using SELECT statements
- Building indexes
- Monitoring database size and integrity
- Backing up and restoring databases
- Creating functions and stored procedures
- Managing database permissions
- Creating and formatting reports
- Adding charts to reports
- Creating and executing a simple SSIS package
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
3. Tools and System Databases
SQL Server system databases2m 22s
4. Creating Databases
5. Importing Existing Data
6. Retrieving Data with SQL
7. Inserting and Updating Data
8. SQL Functions
9. Stored Procedures and Transactions
10. Core Administration Tasks
11. Backing Up and Restoring
12. Security Features
13. Reporting Services
14. Integration Services
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