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Pro C# 2010 and the .NET 4 Platform, Fifth Edition by Andrew Troelsen

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21.6. Creating the AutoLot Database

As you work through this chapter, you will execute queries against a simple SQL Server test database named AutoLot. In keeping with the automotive theme used throughout this book, this database will contain three interrelated tables (Inventory, Orders, and Customers) that contain various bits of data representing order information for a fictional automobile sales company.

The assumption in this book is that you have a copy of Microsoft SQL Server (7.0 or higher) or a copy of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Edition (http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/sql). This lightweight database server is perfect for your needs in this book: it is free, it provides a GUI front end (the SQL Server Management Tool) ...

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