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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® SQL Server T-SQL in 10 Minutes, Second Edition by Ben Forta

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Lesson 18. Inserting Data

In this lesson, you learn how to insert data into tables using the SQL INSERT statement.

Understanding Data Insertion

SELECT is undoubtedly the most frequently used SQL statement (which is why the past 14 lessons were dedicated to it). But there are three other frequently used SQL statements you should learn. The first one is INSERT. (You’ll get to the other two in the next lesson.)

As its name suggests, INSERT is used to insert (add) rows to a database table. INSERT can be used in several ways:

Image To insert a single complete row

To insert a single partial row

To insert multiple rows

To insert the results of a query ...

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