New Logical Processing Phases in SQL Server 2005
This section covers the logical processing phases involved with the new T-SQL query elements in SQL Server 2005. These include new table operators (APPLY, PIVOT, and UNPIVOT), the new OVER clause, and new set operations (EXCEPT and INTERSECT).
APPLY, PIVOT, and UNPIVOT are not ANSI operators; rather, they are T-SQL specific extensions.
I find it a bit problematic to cover the logical processing phases involved with the new product version in detail in the first chapter. These elements are completely new, and there’s so much to say about each. Instead, I will provide a brief overview of each element ...