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Introducing SQL Server by Mike McQuillan

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APPENDIX B

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Glossary

ACID

An acronym for the four properties that guarantee the reliable processing of database transactions. ACID stands for:

  • Atomicity
  • Consistency
  • Isolation
  • Durability

Active Directory

A directory service that supports user and group permissions in Windows networks. It can be used in conjunction with SQL Server–integrated security to control permissions to your SQL Server.

Apply and Rollback Scripts

Apply scripts apply a change of some sort to the database; rollback scripts remove those changes. Normally, for each apply script there will exist a correlating rollback script.

Cartesian Product

Usually the result of a poorly structured ...

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