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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express in 24 Hours by Alison Balter

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HOUR 1. Basic Relational Database Design

Before you learn about SQL Server Express 2005, it is important that you understand the basics of server databases and of relational database design. In this hour you’ll learn:

Database basics

The difference between system and user objects

Table basics

Relational Database Design Concepts

The basics of database diagrams, views, stored procedures, user-defined functions, and triggers

What SQL Server stored procedures are, versus Transact-SQL statements stored on a user’s machine

Database Basics

A client-server system is made up of two components: an application that is used to present the application’s data, and a database system that is used to store it. An application may be designed in ...

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