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Introducing SQL Server by Mike McQuillan

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CHAPTER 4

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Tables

Imagine buying a new computer. You bring home the box, full of excitement. You open the box—and it’s empty! You have a box, but it’s not much use, is it? Databases are exactly the same. If you have a database without tables, it serves no purpose. Tables are the data containers. Everything you might want to store in a database—customer information, order details, your comic collection—has to go into a table. Virtually everything you build in your database will rely on data from tables.

I think it’s pretty clear that tables are quite important, so we’d better figure out how they work and how we can create them!

Table Basics

Tables ...

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