Join Simon Allardice for an in-depth discussion in this video Introduction to stored procedures, part of SQL Server 2008 Essential Training.
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All these functions that we have are great and they're very useful and you'll…use them all the time, but you probably won't end up writing a lot of them.…However, spend any time with SQL Server and you will write stored procedures.…A stored procedure is simply a chunk of SQL wrapped up, given a name, and then…stored in the database.…It can then be executed multiple times from SQL Server Management Studio, called…from an application.…It's available to anyone who can get to the database.…
And these will be the main way that you reuse SQL.…Talk to developers and database administrators and they'll tell you that almost…all of the SQL they write is intended for a stored procedure.…Now we've written a lot of SQL in the past few hours, but if I'd wanted to save…and reuse any of this I simply would have just have the option to go to my File menu…and save this as a text file on my desktop.…Well, that's fine for some personal learning and testing.…But when you write some more complex SQL that you're happy with and you want to…
- 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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