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Advanced SQL

£800 per delegate. This may be less for special offers on specific course dates and in-company training courses

Duration: 2 days

Trainer: S047OW

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Introduction

If you already know how to write SELECT statements in SQL, maybe it's time to find out how to program in SQL! Learn how to create stored procedures (including passing parameters to them), write your own user-defined functions, work with temporary tables and table variables and much more.

Prerequisites

You should only attend this course if you have either attended our two-day introduction to SQL course or if you are comfortable creating queries using SQL. The course shows how to write the dialect of SQL used by Microsoft (called T-SQL), using SQL Server Management Studio as a development environment.


Course Contents

Detailed stored procedures

- Pros and cons
- Creating stored procedures
- Three ways to execute
- System stored procedures

Variables

- Declaring variables
- SET versus SELECT
- Tricks with variables
- So-called global variables

Parameters and return values

- Passing parameters
- Default values / WHERE clauses
- Output parameters
- Using RETURN

Scalar functions

- What are scalar functions?
- Some examples
- Disadvantages of scalar functions
- Three alternatives

Testing conditions

- IF / ELSE statement
- Using CASE where possible

Looping

- Syntax of WHILE
- Breaking out of a loop

Transactions

- Beginning a transaction
- Committing / rolling back

Deleting and updating

- Using DELETE and UPDATE
- Sys.Objects
- Dropping objects

Creating tables

- Creating tables in SQL
- Primary keys and indexes
- Setting constraints
- Creating from existing data

Inserting data

- Inserting single rows
- Inserting multiple rows

Temporary tables and table variables

- Using temporary tables
- Creating table variables
- Pros and cons of each approach

Table-valued functions

- In-line table-valued functions
- Multi-statement table-valued functions
- Limitations of user-defined functions

Derived tables and CTEs

- Using derived tables
- Common Table Expressions (CTEs)
- Recursive CTEs

Subqueries

- The concept of a subquery
- Using ALL, ANY and IN
- Using EXISTS
- Correlated subqueries

Cursors*

- Syntax of fetching rows
- When not to use

Error-handling

- Using TRY / CATCH
- System error functions
- Custom error messages
- The obsolete @@error function

Debugging

- Version differences
- The Visual Studio debugger
- The SQL Server debugger
- Debugging (breakpoints, etc.)

Dynamic SQL*

- Building up dynamic SQL
- Executing dynamic SQL
- Pros and cons

Pivots*

- Using the PIVOT clause
- Dynamic pivots

Please note that any items marked with a * will be covered if time allows.

Course Times

Usually 9.30am - 4.30pm. Course times will be confirmed in the joining instructions once the course has been booked.
The course either has new dates in data loading, or is only run as a dedicated or In Company course.
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