Querying SQL Databases using T-SQL — A 2 day course

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Synopsis

This course will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to create queries using Transact-SQL.

It will teach you how to select, filter and sort data from multiple tables and how to use views and stored procedures.

Contents

Introduction to T-SQL

This module provides essential background information on Relational Database Management Systems and Microsoft SQL Server and introduces the main tool that will be used throughout the course - SQL Server Management Studio.

Retrieving Data

This module describes the fundamental part of a T-SQL query: the SELECT statement.

Filtering Rows

This module describes how you can filter unwanted data out of your results using the WHERE clause.

Sorting returned rows

This module describes how to use the ORDER BY clause of a query to manage the order in which rows are returned.

Grouping and Aggregating data

This module describes how to use the aggregate functions of SQL to calculate results for a number of records at a time and how to group results into a series of values. Finally, it describes how to filter the grouped values. Single aggregates

Using multiple tables

This module describes how to use JOIN clauses to retrieve data from multiple tables. It also covers the UNION, INTERSECT and EXCEPT keywords

Using Views and Stored Procedures

This module provides an introduction to the benefits of using pre-written queries which have been stored in the database.

Common Functions

This module introduces you to some of the basic text, date and null-value manipulation functions that are built in to SQL Server.

Appendix: Modifying Data

If time allows and if enough delegates express an interest in the topic, this module gives a brief introduction to INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements.

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

Select a date to enquire about availability of places. For dates after 29 January 2017, please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Birmingham — £1195 (+VAT)

Edinburgh — £1195 (+VAT)

Glasgow — £1195 (+VAT)

Leeds — £1195 (+VAT)

London — £1195 (+VAT)

Manchester — £1195 (+VAT)

Newcastle — £1195 (+VAT)

Suitable For

The course is aimed at both non-technical 'power users' and IT Professionals who will be writing queries for use with Microsoft SQL Server.

It is suitable for IT Professionals who will be writing queries for use with Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008 or 2012.

Non-technical 'power users' will also benefit from the course if they are comfortable using sophisticated software tools like SQL Server Management Studio.

Prerequisites

There are no technical pre-requisites for this course and it assumes no prior knowledge of SQL Server.