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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 T-SQL by Debra Aaron, Tom Coffing

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Chapter 2 – The Basics of SQL

“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.”

- Abraham Lincoln

Introduction

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The Student_Table above will be usedin our early SQL Examples

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”

– Muhammad Ali

This is a pictorial of the Student_Table which we will use to present some basic examples of SQL and get some hands-on experience with querying this table. This book attempts to show you the table, show you the query, and show you the result set. This book is going to be so fun you will fly like a butterfly!

Setting Your Default Database

SQL Server allows you do set your default database. Above, we have ...

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