© 2008

SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL Recipes

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Pages 1-62
  3. Pages 143-195
  4. Pages 197-215
  5. Pages 217-237
  6. Pages 239-256
  7. Pages 257-306
  8. Pages 325-342
  9. Pages 373-400
  10. Pages 401-418
  11. Pages 449-458
  12. Pages 459-473
  13. Pages 475-499
  14. Pages 547-578

About this book


SQL Server 2008 Transact–SQL Recipes: A Problem–Solution Approach is an example–based guide to the Transact–SQL language that is at the core of SQL Server 2008. Learn to create databases, insert and update data, generate reports, secure your data, and more. Author Joseph Sack takes common Transact–SQL tasks and breaks them down into a problem/solution format that is quick and easy to read so that you can get the job done fast when the pressure is on.

  • Focused on solutions: Look up what you need to do. Learn how to do it. Do it.
  • Current: Newly updated for SQL Server 2008
  • Comprehensive: Covers 30 different Transact–SQL problem domains


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About the authors

Joseph Sack is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills. He has worked as a SQL Server professional since 1997 and has supported and developed for SQL Server environments in financial services, IT consulting, manufacturing, retail, and the real estate industry. Prior to joining SQLskills, he worked at Microsoft as a Premier Field Engineer supporting very large enterprise customer environments. He was responsible for providing deep SQL Server advisory services, training, troubleshooting, and ongoing solutions guidance. His areas of expertise include performance tuning, scalability, T-SQL development, and high-availability. In 2006 Joe earned the Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2005 certification; and in 2008, he earned the Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server 2008 certification. In 2009 he took over responsibility for the SQL Server Microsoft Certified Master program and held that post until 2011. He is the author of a few books and white papers, including most recently, SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL Recipes (Apress, 2008). Joe's blog is at, and he can be reached at

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