This tutorial is a preparation step for the upcoming demonstrations in the chapter. See how to connect to the Northwind database in Server Explorer.
- [Voiceover] In this chapter, I'll be using…the Northwind's database, which is the classic…Microsoft example database.…To connect to the database, I'll go to Server Explorer,…choose a different data source.…I'll choose the Microsoft SQL Server data source.…Use my local DV instance name,…and I'll attach a database file.…Using the copy I made earlier in the course…in this exercise files folder database edit folder.…Give it a logical name so it's easy to read.…
And SQL Server Optic Explorer.…And then I'll verify that it's available…in the Optic Explorer.…Looks good, now I'm ready to look at the query window,…looking at views, and also start procedures.…
- Exploring integration with Azure data sources and other Microsoft databases
- Working with SQL Server Express LocalDB
- Connecting to databases with Server Explorer
- Working with database tables
- Manipulating tables with the SQL Server Object Explorer
- Creating queries and custom views
- Creating stored procedures
- Comparing databases
- Building a data project in Visual Studio
- Refactoring a database object
- Deploying the database
- Connecting to Azure databases
- Deploying data projects to Azure
- Integrating Visual Studio with Entity Framework
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 08/23/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: installing the SSDT features and why LocalDB is essential for developers.
1. Database and Data Integration
The Azure data sources2m 35s
2. SQL Server Express LocalDB
3. Server Explorer
4. SQL Server Object Explorer
5. Queries, Views, and Stored Procedures
6. Compare databases
7. SQL Server Data Project
8. Azure Data
Get an Azure account1m 10s
9. Entity Framework
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