Join Simon Allardice for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing transactions, part of SQL Server 2008 Essential Training.
When we're updating data in our databases we'll often need to work with transactions.…A transaction is an incredibly important thing in the world of databases.…And to understand them the best way is to think about what we think of as a…transaction in the regular world.…If you talk about making a transaction, you often mean something in the world of commerce.…Say you hand over $15 to the bookseller;…the bookseller gives you the book.…That's the transaction.…It's important that both of these things happen. If you hand over the money you…expect to get the book.…
If they hand you the book they expect to get the money.…Either both of these things happen or neither of them do.…In a computing system, a classic example of a transaction is a banking system.…Imagine that you log on to your bank's web site and you want to transfer $1000…from one of your accounts to the other.…That's going to require to update operations. One, to subtract $1000 from…account A, and the next to add $1000 to account B.…
If the first part of this transaction happened and then we tried to add a…
- 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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