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  1. #1
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    Oct 2003

    Unanswered: Book suggestions on T-SQL

    Hi All,
    I am new to SQL Server but have been doing database programming since last 3 years. I recently attended MOC (Microsfot Official Curriculum) training on SQL Server and have started to use at my company. I am comfortable with SQL but want to dig deeper into T-SQL side. I searched on the Internet but not many good books available in that either they are ranked very low or are very old i.e. written around 1999/2000 or covers SQL Server 2000 as a whole. Can anybody suggest me any T-SQL book which was written recently and focuses purely or majorly on T-SQL?

    Thanks to all for your time and advice in advance.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
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    Ken Henderson. Some of the stuff is from the Guru's Guide to Transact SQL is a little dated but you will learn a lot. He has 2 books after that one I have been meaning to get to that are a little more up to date and I have heard are quite excellant.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Thanks guys for the suggestions. Ken Henderson's books
    1. Guru's Guide to T-SQL
    2. Guru's guide to Stored Procedures, XML, HTML

    seem to be good. Book 2 is slightly newer than book 1, but seem to have good material coverage. I also went through amazon reviews and TOC and overall the book seems good. As Thrasymachus pointed out, Book 1 is a bit out of date, but seems to be a good starting point.

    Once again, thanks for your tips.


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