Transact-SQL Desk Reference (Paperback)

For Microsoft SQL Server

By Deac Lancaster

Prentice Hall, 9780130293398, 816pp.

Publication Date: November 20, 2003

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This is the SQL reference you'll reach for first, every time If you're an SQL programmer, you can easily picture how useful a comprehensive, single-volume Transact-SQL command reference manual would be in streamlining your work. And if that book was rich in examples, was written with users of all levels of expertise in mind, and was even designed to fit comfortably on your desktop, you'd probably buy it right away, wouldn't you? Well, look no further Transact-SQL Desk Reference, by noted programming instructor Deac Lancaster, is exactly the book you need. As it turns out, Transact-SQL Desk Reference is just the book Deac himself was looking for. The problem was, no such book existed, so he saved programmers everywhere a lot of trouble and he wrote it himself The book answers the question, How exactly do I write a statement to do a particular job? by providing the full syntax of each command along with examples showing each command in action. Then, to assist you in making your code more portable, Transact-SQL Desk Reference shows where Transact-SQL diverges from the ANSI SQL standard. The commands are arranged by functional area and are well indexed and cross-referenced, making.

About the Author

DEAC LANCASTER has taught high-level programming courses at Sun Microsystems, Remedy Corporation, and University of California, Santa Cruz-extension for the past 13 years. He has over 20 years of computer programming experience.