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Weekly SQL Training – MERGE Statement and Recursive Queries

The free SQL Server Queries weekly training is being presented by Emergency Reporting. The training is being presented by Aaron Buma and myself. This week we are covering two topics, first the MERGE statement will be covered by Aaron, then

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Using a Common Table Expression Instead of a Derived Table

Here is a short video that shows how to convert those ugly derived table (SubQuery) queries into a common table expression to help clean up your TSQL code. This applies to Common Table Expressions on Microsoft SQL Server, and the

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What is a Common Table Expression

I just a added a video to YouTube titled “What is a Common Table Expression”.  This video covers the extreme basics of what a CTE is on Microsoft SQL Server, and how to write that CTE in TSQL. Here is

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SQL Query Training – Next Week – Set Operators, Derived Tables and CTEs

The SQL Training was a lot of fun this week we covered Top, Ranking, NTILE, and Analytic functions in preparation for the Microsoft 70-461 exam. Next week Aaron Buma and I will be presenting Set Operators, Derived Tables and CTEs. The live

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Advanced CTEs Slides and Sample Queries

My second presentation at SQL Saturday in Portland Oregon is Advanced Common Table Expressions. Here is the outline for the session. 1. Hierarchical Recursive CTEs 2. Manipulating Data 3. Common Use Cases 4. CTE Performance Considerations Download the presentation and

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Introduction to CTEs Slides and Sample Queries

Today I am at SQL Saturday Portland Oregon, and at 9:00am I am presenting the Introduction To Common Table Expressions session: Here is the abstract: Have you ever wanted to create a recursive query, but didn’t see how to do

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