CHAPTER 3

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Writing Simple SELECT Queries

Chapter 1 had you prepare your computer by installing SQL Server and the AdventureWorks sample database. You learned how to get around in SQL Server Management Studio and a few tips to help make writing queries easier. In Chapter 2, you learned about databases, tables, and the other objects that make up a database.

Now that you’re ready, it’s time to learn how to retrieve data from an SQL Server database, which you will do by using the SELECT statement, starting with the simplest syntax. This chapter will cover the different parts, called clauses, of the SELECT statement so that you will be able to not ...

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