Chapter 1. Foundations of Querying

Exam objectives in this chapter:

  • Work with Data

    • Query data by using SELECT statements.

Transact-SQL (T-SQL) is the main language used to manage and manipulate data in Microsoft SQL Server. This chapter lays the foundations for querying data by using T-SQL. The chapter describes the roots of this language, terminology, and the mindset you need to adopt when writing T-SQL code. It then moves on to describe one of the most important concepts you need to know about the language—logical query processing.

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