Acknowledgments.Foreword.Chapter 1: Introducing Transact-SQL and Data Management Systems.Chapter 2: SQL Server Fundamentals.Chapter 3: Tools for Accessing SQL Server.Chapter 4: Introducing Transact-SQL Language.Chapter 5: Data Retrieval.Chapter 6: SQL Functions.Chapter 7: Aggregation and Grouping.Chapter 8: Multi-Table Queries.Chapter 9: Data Transactions.Chapter 10: Advanced Queries and Scripting.Chapter 11: Full-Text Index Queries.Chapter 12: Creating and Managing Database Objects.Chapter 13: Transact-SQL Programming Objects.Chapter 14: Transact-SQL in Applications and Reporting.Appendix A: Command Syntax Reference.Appendix B: System Variables and Functions Reference.Appendix C: System Stored Procedure Reference.Appendix D: Information Schema Views Reference.Appendix E: Answers to Exercises.Index.
Paul Turley (Seattle, WA) is a Senior Consultant for Hitachi Consulting, where he architects and develops business reporting solutions and database systems for many high-profile business clients. He has been developing database solutions since 1991 for companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Boise Cascade, Disney, and Microsoft. He has been a Microsoft Certified Professional and Trainer since 1996 and currently holds his MCDBA, MCSD, MSF Practitioner, IT Project+, and A+ certifications. Paul designed and maintains www.Scout-Master.com, a web-based service that enables Boy Scouts and their leaders to manage their own unit web sites, membership, and advancement records on-line using SQL Server and ASP.NET. Paul has been a contributing or lead author on Professional SQL Server Reporting Services (1st and 2nd editions), Beginning Access 2002 VBA, Professional SQL Server 2000 Data Warehousing with Analysis Services, and Professional Access 2000 Programming from WROX Press. Dan Wood (Silverdale, WA) is the Operations Manager, Database Administrator, and SQL Server Trainer for Netdesk Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions in Seattle where he manages and develops database solutions as well as trains database professionals from organizations throughout the Northwest. He has been a Microsoft Certified Professional and Trainer since 1999 and currently holds his MCDBA, MCSD, and MCSE certifications.