Adv T-SQL Querying, Programming and Tuning SQL Server

This advanced T-SQL course focuses on writing and tuning queries and programming with T-SQL in SQL Server 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and in Azure SQL Database. In this course you will learn the details and capabilities of T-SQL in the following areas: Logical Query Processing; Query Tuning (Internals and Index Tuning, including Columnstore Indexes, Query Store, New Cardinality Estimator, Temporary Tables, Sets vs. Cursors, Query Tuning with Query Revisions); Subqueries and Table Expressions (Derived Tables, CTEs, Views, Inline Table-Valued Functions), Recursive Queries, APPLY Operator, Joins and Set Operators; Aggregating, Pivoting and Windowing (including Aggregate, Ranking and Offset Window Functions), Custom Aggregates and STRING_AGG; TOP and OFFSET-FETCH; Data Modification; Working with Date and Time (including System-Versioned Temporal Tables); Programmable Objects (Dynamic SQL, User Defined Functions, Stored Procedures, Triggers, Transactions and Concurrency, Exception Handling); In-Memory OLTP.

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What You'll Learn

Along the course you will learn how to use T-SQL to solve practical problems such as: Relational Division, Missing and Existing Ranges (Gaps and Islands), Separating Elements, Pivoting and Unpivoting, Ranking and Offset, Running Totals, Moving Averages, YTD, Custom Aggregations, TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Problems, Paging, Top N Per Group, Median, Data De-Duplication, Handling Sequences, Merging Data, Treatment of Temporal Intervals (Intersection, Max Concurrent, Packing), Dynamic Search Condition (aka Dynamic Filtering), Migrating On-Disk to Memory Optimized Data, and more.

You will learn how to tune your queries, how to develop efficient routines including user defined functions, stored procedures and triggers, work in multi-user environments with transactions and isolation levels, and use dynamic SQL securely and efficiently.



Before attending this course, it is recommended that students have the following skills:At least one year of T-SQL querying and programming experience in SQL Server or Azure SQL Database


Module 01: Logical Query Processing
Logical Query Processing Order
Logical Query Processing Example
Phase Details


Module 02: Query Tuning
Internals and Index Tuning

New Cardinality Estimator
Temporary Tables
Sets vs. Cursors
Query Tuning with Query Revisions


Module 03 - Multi-Table Queries
Subqueries, Table Expressions and Recursive Queries
APPLY Operator
Set Operators

LAB 03


Module 04: Grouping, Pivoting and Windowing
Window Functions
Pivoting and Unpivoting Data
Custom Aggregations
Grouping Sets (bonus self-study unit)

LAB 04


Module 05: TOP and OFFSET-FETCH
Top N Per Group

LAB 05


Module 06: Data Modification
Inserting Data
Deleting Data
Updating Data
Merging Data
The OUTPUT Clause

LAB 06


Module 07 - Working with Date and Time
Date and Time Datatypes
Date and Time Functions
Date and Time Challenges
System-Versioned Temporal Tables
Date and Time Querying Problems

LAB 07


Module 08: Programmable Objects
Dynamic SQL
User Defined Functions
Stored Procedures
Transactions and Concurrency
Exception Handling

LAB 08


Module 09: In-Memory OLTP
Intro to In-Memory OLTP
Memory Optimized Tables and Indexes
Natively Compiled Modules
Transaction Semantics

LAB 09


Appendix A: Graphs and Recursive Queries (Bonus Self-Study Material)

Graphs, Described

Materialized Paths


Using the HIERARCHYID datatype

Nested Sets

Nested Iterations


Recursive Queries

SQL Graph



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