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Advanced SQL Queries Course

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About the Course

During this 2-day Advanced SQL course, you will learn more advanced aspects of the SQL language, and a better understanding of how SQL databases work. You will learn about good database design, improve your ability to retrieve, manipulate and analyse data using SQL, learn about more creating more efficient queries, and how to combine multiple queries.

The course will focus on Microsoft SQL Server. However, the skills you learn in this Advanced SQL Queries course is not limited to just Microsoft SQL, it is also suitable for learning more about PostgreSQL, MySQL & MariaDB and Oracle among others.

Who should do this course?

This course is suitable for anyone seeking to extend their knowledge of the SQL Language, as well as a better under understanding of how SQL databases work.

Prerequisites

This course assumes a basic understanding of SQL prior to attending. Participants should have completed our SQL Essentials course or have equivalent skills.

Course Details

  • $990 incl GST
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Max. Class Size: 10
  • Avg. Class Size: 5
  • Study Mode: In Class Live Online
  • Level: Advanced
  • Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx
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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    14 - 15 Dec 20 Mon - Tue
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    07 - 08 Jun 21 Mon - Tue
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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

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    Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

    02 - 03 Mar 21 Tue - Wed
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    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    15 - 16 Feb 21 Mon - Tue
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    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Setting up SQL

  • Setting up the Editor
  • Setting up Databases
  • Testing, Type Qualifications & Arguments
  • IF an object EXISTS
  • ‘type’ qualifications
  • ‘type’ arguments of the functions
  • Building the SQL Database
  • Creating the Database
  • Creating the Tables
  • Inserting the Data
  • SQL Schema
  • The Database Schema
  • Import Table Wizard
  • RESTORE the Databases

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Unit 2: Data Definition Language (DDL)

  • Commonly used DDL statements
  • Using CREATE TABLE
  • Understanding Temporary Tables
  • CREATE Local Temporary Tables
  • CREATE Global Temporary Tables
  • Differences Between DELETE & TRUNCATE TABLE
  • Using DELETE
  • Using TRUNCATE TABLE
  • Creating a VIEW

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Unit 3: Stored Procedures & Functions

  • Understanding Functions and Stored Procedures
  • Understanding a User Defined Function (udf)
  • Creating a Scalar-Valued Function
  • The Random Number Generator
  • Using the Random Number Generator
  • Using INSERT INTO
  • Using UPDATE
  • Creating a VIEW
  • What is a User Stored Procedure (usp)
  • Procedures to Invoke CALL Functions
  • Creating a User Stored Procedure (usp)
  • Stored Procedure with Default Parameters
  • Generating Stored Procedures to Rebuild the Orders Table
  • Wrapping Stored Procedures
  • Manipulating Strings With Scalar Functions
  • Creating an Inline ‘Table-Valued’ Function
  • Using a Multi-Statement Table-Valued Function

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Unit 4: Local & Global variables

  • What are variables?
  • Understanding Data Variables
  • Understanding @variable datatypes
  • Strings
  • Numeric
  • Date/Time
  • Understanding Global variables
  • Examples of SQL Global Variables
  • Using the TRANCOUNT global variable
  • Using the ROWCOUNT global variable
  • Using the VERSION global variable
  • Understanding the ERROR global variable

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Unit 5: Debugging SQL Code

  • Useful debugging keyboard shortcuts
  • How to Debug a Procedure (usp)
  • How to Debug a Function (udf)
  • Commencing the debugging process
  • Viewing the Locals window
  • Inserting a Breakpoint

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Unit 6: Common Conversion Functions

  • Defined datatypes ranked in order of precedence
  • Working with CAST() with Dates
  • Working with CAST() to Concatenate
  • Working with CONVERT()
  • Working with TRY_CAST and TRY_CATCH
  • Working with COALESCE
  • Working with DATENAME()

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Unit 7: Logic Functions

  • Analysing IIF versus CASE statements
  • Working with an IIF Function
  • Working with CASE

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Unit 8: Row Functions & Operators

  • Using OVER
  • Using OVER PARTITION BY
  • Using multiple columns in the PARTITION BY
  • Using ROLLUP
  • Using ORDER BY ROW
  • Using ORDER BY RANGE

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Unit 9: Ranking Functions

  • Defining Common Ranking Functions
  • Understanding ROW_NUMBER
  • Understanding RANK
  • Understanding DENSE_RANK
  • Understanding NTILE
  • Using ROW_NUMBER
  • Using RANK
  • Using DENSE_RANK
  • Using NTILE

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Unit 10: Using Subqueries

  • Overview of Subqueries
  • Using a Subquery in WHERE
  • Using Subqueries in SELECT
  • Using CAST() in a Subquery
  • Building a Function with Subquery
  • Understanding Correlated Subqueries

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Unit 11: Common Table Expressions (CTE)

  • Overview of Common Table Expressions (CTE)
  • Understanding Non-Recursive CTE’s
  • Using a Non-Recursive CTE
  • Using the CTE - ORDER BY
  • Declaring variables for the CTE definition
  • Using a CTE Without Parameters
  • Using a CTE With a Calculated Definition
  • Using a CTE with Multiple Query Expressions
  • Using a Recursive Common Table Expression (CTE)
  • Demonstrating a Simple Recursive CTE
  • Using a CTE for a Hierarchy

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Unit 12: Triggers

  • Understanding Triggers
  • Creating Trigger Tables
  • Creating Table Triggers INSERT, UPDATE & DELETE
  • Maintaining the Employee and Audit Tables
  • Using Action Triggers
  • Rebuilding The Employees & Audit Tables

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Unit 13: Transaction Processing

  • Understanding Transaction Processing
  • Integrating Transaction Statements
  • Working with BEGIN TRANSACTION
  • Working with COMMIT & ROLLBACK
  • Using the ERROR Global Variable
  • Creating the Table & User Stored Procedure for Transaction
  • Using the TRANCOUNT Global Variable

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Unit 14: Cursors

  • Methods of Iteration
  • Using WHILE loops
  • What is a CURSOR
  • Using a CURSOR with FETCH
  • Using a Cursor to iterate over a table
  • Using a Cursor to iterate over all databases

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Unit 15: Workshop Exercises

  • Creating a Workplace Table
  • Creating Stored Procedures
  • Creating an Inventory Orders Table
  • Creating a Failed Order Log Table
  • Creating a Stored Procedure to Log a Failed Order
  • Creating a Stored Procedure for a New Order
  • Creating Stored Procedures to Test New Orders
  • Building a udf_Spend_Boundary
  • Working with CAST() to convert Numeric
  • Working with CAST() to ROUND Numeric
  • COALESCE_NULL_Names
  • Using SCROLL with a CURSOR
  • Using PIVOT Tables
  • Referring to Other Databases

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Course Reviews

(4.90 out of 5) Kathryn A [ 09 November, 2020 ]
Matthew was a great instructor who was very engaging with the class. He has great knowledge of the subject being taught and never hesitated to answer students questions. He even gave additional examples to challenge our knowledge. Thanks Matthew!
(5.00 out of 5) Vishani N [ 08 October, 2020 ]
Great course, Matthew is always willing to clarify and explain content in different ways to help ensure everyone's understanding. I also value the ability to re-sit the course as a refresher in the future. Thanks for the course!
(5.00 out of 5) Richell S [ 17 September, 2020 ]
I learned a lot in this training and I find it very enjoyable and interactive. There a lot of concepts I thought was complicated but was explained well by the trainer.
(5.00 out of 5) changying [ 17 September, 2020 ]
I quite enjoy taking this course. Matt is a very good instructor. He can make complicated things easier to understand.

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