Every new version of SQL Server comes with several new T-SQL features and enhancements. SQL Server 2008 is no exception. In the newest version of SQL Server, Microsoft has responded to developer requests in a big way. SQL Server 2008 supports brand new developer convenience features like single-statement variable declaration and initialization, new data types to manipulate and query date-based and spatial data, new statements like MERGE that add muchneeded functionality to T-SQL, and a whole lot more.
KeywordsData Type Spatial Data Spatial Object Geography Markup Language Coordinate Pair
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