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Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server Transact-SQL

This 3-day instructor led course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server.

 This course can be paid with SA Vouchers  SA Voucher


This course is intended for SQL Server database administrators, implementers, system engineers, and developers who are responsible for writing queries.


  • Get started with databases and Transact-SQL.
  • Perform basic queries.
  • Group and summarize data.
  • Join data from multiple tables.
  • Work with subqueries.
  • Modify data.
  • Query metadata, XML, and full-text indexes.
  • Use programming objects for data retrieval.
  • Use advanced querying techniques.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Getting Started with Databases and Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2008

  • Overview of SQL Server 2008
  • Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • Overview and Syntax Elements of T-SQL
  • Working with T-SQL Scripts
  • Using T-SQL Querying Tools

Module 2: Querying and Filtering Data 

  • Using the SELECT Statement
  • Filtering Data
  • Working with NULL Values
  • Formatting Result Sets
  • Performance Considerations for Writing Queries

Module 3: Grouping and Summarizing Data 

  • Summarizing Data by Using Aggregate Functions
  • Summarizing Grouped Data
  • Ranking Grouped Data
  • Creating Crosstab Queries

Module 4: Joining Data from Multiple Tables 

  • Querying Multiple Tables by Using Joins
  • Applying Joins for Typical Reporting Needs
  • Combining and Limiting Result Set

Module 5: Working with Subqueries 

  • Writing Basic Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Comparing Subqueries with Joins and Temporary Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions

Module 6: Modifying Data in Tables 

  • Inserting Data into Tables
  • Deleting Data from Tables
  • Updating Data in Tables
  • Overview of Transactions

Module 7: Querying Metadata, XML, and Full-Text Indexes 

  • Querying Metadata
  • Overview of XML
  • Querying XML Data
  • Overview of Full-Text Indexes
  • Querying Full-Text Indexes

Module 8: Using Programming Objects for Data Retrieval 

  • Overview of Views
  • Overview of User-Defined Functions
  • Overview of Stored Procedures
  • Overview of Triggers
  • Writing Distributed Queries

Module 9: Using Advanced Querying Techniques 

  • Considerations for Querying Data
  • Working with Data Types
  • Cursors and Set-Based Queries
  • Dynamic SQL
  • Maintaining Query Files


Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Knowledge of data integrity concepts.
  • Core Windows Server skills.
  • Relational database design skills.
  • Programming skills.


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Kurs-ID: MS2778
Längd: 3 dagar
Inregistrering: 09.00
Kursstart: 09.30
Kursslut (ca): 16.30
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