Querying Data with Transact-SQL

DM104


5 Days

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Course Outline

This course is designed to introduce students to Transact-SQL. It is designed in such a way that the first three days can be taught as a course to students requiring the knowledge for other courses in the SQL Server curriculum. Days 4 & 5 teach the remaining skills required to take exam 70-761.

Upcoming
Meetings

14/03/2022
07/06/2022

Modules

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server
  • The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
  • SQL Server Editions and Versions
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Lab: Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Lab: Working with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Lab: Creating and Organizing T-SQL Scripts
  • Lab: Using Books Online
Introduction to T-SQL Querying
  • Introducing T-SQL
  • Understanding Sets
  • Understanding Predicate Logic
  • Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
  • Lab: Introduction to T-SQL Querying
  • Lab: Executing Basic SELECT Statements
  • Lab: Executing Queries that Filter Data using Predicates
  • Lab: Executing Queries That Sort Data Using ORDER BY
Writing SELECT Queries
  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Using Column and Table Aliases
  • Writing Simple CASE Expressions
  • Lab: Writing Basic SELECT Statements
  • Lab: Writing Simple SELECT Statements
  • Lab: Eliminating Duplicates Using DISTINCT
  • Lab: Using Column and Table Aliases
  • Lab: Using a Simple CASE Expression
Querying Multiple Tables
  • Understanding Joins
  • Querying with Inner Joins
  • Querying with Outer Joins
  • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
  • Lab: Querying Multiple Tables
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use Inner Joins
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use Multiple-Table Inner Joins
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use Self-Joins
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use Outer Joins
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use Cross Joins
Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data with Predicates
  • Filtering Data with TOP and OFFSET-FETCH
  • Working with Unknown Values
  • Lab: Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Lab: Writing Queries that Filter Data using a WHERE Clause
  • Lab: Writing Queries that Sort Data Using an ORDER BY Clause
  • Lab: Writing Queries that Filter Data Using the TOP Option
  • Lab: Write Queries that filter data using the OFFSET-FETCH clause
Working with SQL Server Data Types
  • Introducing SQL Server Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data
  • Lab: Working with SQL Server Data Types
  • Lab: Writing Queries that Return Date and Time Data
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use Date and Time Functions
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Return Character Data
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Return Character Functions
Using DML to Modify Data
  • Adding Data to Tables
  • Modifying and Removing Data
  • Generating automatic column values
  • Lab: Using DML to Modify Data
  • Lab: Inserting Records with DML
  • Lab: Updating and Deleting Records Using DML
Using Built-In Functions
  • Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
  • Using Conversion Functions
  • Using Logical Functions
  • Using Functions to Work with NULL
  • Lab: Using Built-In Functions
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Use Conversion Functions
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use Logical Functions
  • Lab: Writing Queries that Test for Nullability
Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Using Aggregate Functions
  • Using the GROUP BY Clause
  • Filtering Groups with HAVING
  • Lab: Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Use the GROUP BY Clause
  • Lab: Writing Queries that Use Aggregate Functions
  • Lab: Writing Queries that Use Distinct Aggregate Functions
  • Lab: Writing Queries that Filter Groups with the HAVING Clause
Using Subqueries
  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
  • Lab: Using Subqueries
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Use Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Use Scalar and Multi-Result Subqueries
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Use Correlated Subqueries and an EXISTSClause
Using Table Expressions
  • Using Views
  • Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
  • Using Derived Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions
  • Lab: Using Table Expressions
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Use Views
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Use Derived Tables
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Use Common Table Expressions (CTEs)
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Use Inline Table-Valued Expressions (TVFs)
Using Set Operators
  • Writing Queries with the UNION operator
  • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
  • Using APPLY
  • Lab: Using Set Operators
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Use UNION Set Operators and UNION ALL
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Use CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLYOperators
  • Lab: Writing Queries That Use the EXCEPT and INTERSECT Operators
Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
  • Creating Windows with OVER
  • Exploring Window Functions
  • Lab: Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use Ranking Functions
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use Offset Functions
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use Window Aggregate Functions
Pivoting and Grouping Sets
  • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Working with Grouping Sets
  • Lab: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use the PIVOT Operator
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use the UNPIVOT Operator
  • Lab: Writing Queries that use the GROUPING SETS CUBE and ROLLUPSubclauses
Executing Stored Procedures
  • Querying Data with Stored Procedures
  • Passing Parameters to Stored procedures
  • Creating Simple Stored Procedures
  • Working with Dynamic SQL
  • Lab: Executing Stored Procedures
  • Lab: Using the EXECUTE statement to Invoke Stored Procedures
  • Lab: Passing Parameters to Stored procedures
  • Lab: Executing System Stored Procedures
Programming with T-SQL
  • T-SQL Programming Elements
  • Controlling Program Flow
  • Lab: Programming with T-SQL
  • Lab: Declaring Variables and Delimiting Batches
  • Lab: Using Control-Of-Flow Elements
  • Lab: Using Variables in a Dynamic SQL Statement
  • Lab: Using Synonyms
Implementing Error Handling
  • Implementing T-SQL error handling
  • Implementing structured exception handling
  • Lab: Implementing Error Handling
  • Lab: Redirecting errors with TRY/CATCH
  • Lab: Using THROW to pass an error message back to a client
Implementing Transactions
  • Transactions and the database engines
  • Controlling transactions
  • Lab: Implementing Transactions
  • Lab: Controlling transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT, and ROLLBACK
  • Lab: Adding error handling to a CATCH block

Prerequisites

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of relational databases

Upcoming Meetings

14/03/2022
07/06/2022
a good understanding of the Transact-SQL language which is used by all SQL Server-related disciplines
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