Chapter 16. Understanding Cursors, Sets, and Temporary Tables

Exam objectives in this chapter:

  • Troubleshoot & Optimize

    • Evaluate the use of row-based operations vs. set-based operations.

This chapter covers two main topics. It starts with a lesson about the differences between row-by-row operations and set-based operations. It then continues with a lesson about the use of temporary objects like local temporary tables and table variables, explaining when you should consider using each kind.

Lessons in this chapter:

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