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Beginning SQL Server 2005 Express for Developers

From Novice to Professional

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Pages 85-103
  3. Pages 105-135
  4. Pages 209-265
  5. Pages 267-289
  6. Pages 291-311
  7. Pages 313-350
  8. Pages 351-371
  9. Pages 373-393
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 415-436

About this book


Assuming neither database nor programming background, Beginning SQL Server 2005 Express for Developers introduces all the fundamental database administration and SQL programming features of SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, the free relational database management system from Microsoft that provides a major subset of full SQL Server 2005 functionality.

This book is a comprehensive guide that covers installing and configuring SQL Server 2005 Express, creating, backing up, and restoring databases, creating tables, then querying and manipulating them with T-SQL, coding stored procedures and triggers, and using Reporting Services to deliver information to end users. Detailed, clear, and highly readable, this book will make you a competent and confident database administrator and programmer.

  • This is the clearest and most comprehensive introduction to SQL Server 2005 Express.
  • The book assumes no prior experience with databases, SQL, or programming.
  • Youll learn about both database administration and T-SQL programming.
  • The book covers SQL Server Management Studio and Reporting Services.


Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services SQL SQL Server 2005 SQL programming Transact-SQL database administration databases design language programming

About the authors

Robin Dewson has been hooked on programming ever since he bought his first computer, a Sinclair ZX80, in 1980. He has been working with SQL Server since version 6.5 and Visual Basic since version 5. Robin is a consultant mainly in the city of London, where he has been for nearly eight years. He also has been developing a rugby-related website as well as maintaining his own site at

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