Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Querying

How did I miss this? SQL Server MVP Itzik Ben-Gan has published his latest book: Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2005: T-SQL Querying. For all of you who read SQL Server magazine you probably know Itzik from his great SQL tips and puzzles articles.
Take a detailed look at the internal architecture of T-SQL—and unveil the power of set-based querying—with comprehensive reference and advice from the experts. Database developers and administrators get best practices, sample databases, and code to master the intricacies of the programming language—solving complex problems with real-world solutions.

Discover how to:

•Understand logical and physical query processing
•Apply a methodology to optimize query tuning
•Solve relational division problems
•Use CTEs and ranking functions to simplify and optimize solutions
•Aggregate data with various techniques, including tiebreakers, pivoting, histograms, and grouping factors
•Use the TOP option in a query to modify data
•Query specialized data structures with recursive logic, materialized path, or nested sets solutions
•PLUS—Improve your logic and get to the heart of querying problems with logic puzzles

The book is 640 printed pages, below is the table of contents

Chapter 01 - Logical Query Processing
Chapter 02 - Physical Query Processing
Chapter 03 - Query Tuning
Chapter 04 - Subqueries, Table Expressions and Ranking Functions
Chapter 05 - Joins and Set Operations
Chapter 06 - Aggregating and Pivoting Data
Chapter 07 - TOP and APPLY
Chapter 08 - Data Modification
Chapter 09 - Graphs, Trees, Hierarchies and Recursive Queries
Appendix A - Logic Puzzles

I could not find a sample chapter yet but as soon one is available I will create a link to it

If you are intereseted in purchasing this book the Amazon link is here

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