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SQL Querying: Fundamentals

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SQL Querying: Fundamentals Course Outline

Organizations use large SQL databases to store information about clients, products, or sales. However, that data is locked into those databases until it is accessed by a business intelligence tool such as Power BI, Tableau or Crystal Reports. With the proper permissions, analysts can use SQL to select the data they need for additional analysis and reporting. This class, SQL Querying: Fundamentals, provides an overview of the SQL commands that can be used to access that data.

You will:
Connect to the SQL Server database and execute a simple query.
Include a search condition in a simple query.
Use various functions to perform calculations on data.
Organize the data obtained from a query before it is displayed on-screen.
Retrieve data from multiple tables.

Target Student
This course is intended for individuals with basic computer skills, familiar with concepts related to database structure and terminology, and who want to learn the basics of querying SQL databases using the SELECT statement.

Some familiarity with database terminology and structure is helpful.

Course Outline

Executing a Simple Query
Connect to the SQL Database using SQL Server Management Studio
Query a Database using the SELECT Statement
Save a Query Script to a File
Modify and Execute a Saved Query

Performing a Conditional Search
Use the WHERE Clause to Search and Filter Data using One or More Conditions
Use the WHERE Clause to Search for a Range of Values with BETWEEN and IN Clauses

How to Handle NULL Values in Data
Search Text Data Based on Patterns using the LIKE Operator

Working with Functions
Format and Manipulate Dates using Date Functions
Summarize Data using Aggregate Functions Like COUNT, SUM, AVG, MIN, MAX
Use Functions to Manipulate String Values

Organizing Data
Sort Data using the ORDER BY Clause
Group Data with the GROUP BY Clause
Filter Grouped Data using the HAVING Clause

Retrieving Data from Multiple Tables
Query Data from Multiple Tables using the JOIN Clause

Additional Topics for Self-Study

Organizing Data
----Rank Data with the RANK and DENSE_RANK Clauses
----Summarize Grouped Data using ROLLUP and CUBE Clauses
----Use PIVOT and UNPIVOT Operators

Retrieving Data from Multiple Tables
----Combine the Results of Two Queries with the UNION Statement
----Compare the Results of Two Queries with the INTERSECT and EXCEPT Statements

Exporting Query Results
----Save the Query Results
----Exporting an XML File
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