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Inside Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008: T-SQL Querying by Lubor Kollar Itzik Ben-Gan Dejan Sarka, and Steve Kass

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Normalization and Other Design Topics

I need to clarify something immediately. This is not a modeling book; it is a practical book with a couple of introductory chapters that explain the theory behind the practice. The theory helps you understand why some things in SQL Server are implemented as they are implemented. This book will help you better understand what you are doing when you create and maintain a relational database as well as help you find different ways of expressing queries, find more optimized queries, and so on. Therefore, I won’t talk about how to model; I’ll talk about what you need to achieve with your models.

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