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Beginning SQL Server 2008 Express for Developers: From Novice to Professional by Robin Dewson

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Chapter 5. Defining Tables

Now that we've created the database, it obviously needs to have the ability to store information. After all, without this, what is the point of a database? The first area that needs to be worked on is the table definitions.

To be functional, a database needs at least one table, but it can have many and, depending on the solution you are building, the number of tables can become quite large. Therefore, it is important that you as a developer know as much about tables, their structures, and their contents as possible. The aim of this chapter is to teach just that so that you have a sound base to work from regarding tables, which you can then use for creating other objects associated with tables.

The design of a table is ...

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