Database tables are the heart of a database structure. This tutorial looks as some of the Server Explorer tools that work with data tables. There is a section that shows how to get table and field properties. Plus, you’ll see how to view the table data in a Visual Studio tool window.
- [Voiceover] Server Explorer lets me look…at the data structures of a database…and also look at the data…that's included inside the database.…I'll be working with these three data connections.…You may recall,…if you looked at other videos in this chapter,…that this top one is an Access database,…and the bottom two are SQL server local DB databases.…Start by looking at tours.mdf,…and drill down into the tables folder.…I can see that there are three tables available…inside this database,…and there's several things I can do with this.…If I right-click on it, I can see there's all sorts…of actions that I can take.…What I want to start off looking at…is this thing called the properties.…
It says properties about this table.…You see, over on the right side of the screen,…Visual Studio has queried the underlying database,…and returned the name of the table,…and in this case, a property called approximate row count.…There's 11 rows in this table.…I'm gonna click on the expand node,…I can also see the fields that are part of this table.…
- 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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