4 DDL Insights

If the auto industry had done what the computer industry has done in the last thirty years, a Rolls Royce would cost $2.50 and get two million miles per gallon.—Herb Grosch

But it would be the size of a Dinky toy and crash every three days. Beware of false analogy.—Joe Celko

The chapter is not intended to cover Transact-SQL DDL (Data Definition Language) comprehensively—the Books Online (BOL) do that well enough already. It is not a syntax guide and makes no attempt to cover every T-SQL DDL command thoroughly, or even to cover every command.

Instead, it’s a loose collection of tips, pointers, and advice regarding a variety of DDL-related topics. It’s intended to supplement the Books Online, not replace them. The goal of ...

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