SQL Scripting: Level 1 - Fundamentals of Querying


Description If you have access to company databases and your job requires you to retrieve data from those databases, retrieval of information from a database is dependent on precisely ordered logic and specific information. This instructor-led course will help you to use Structured Query Language (SQL) as a tool to implement that logic and define instructions.

Individuals with basic computer skills, familiar with concepts related to database structure and terminology, and who want to use SQL to query databases.

Basic end-user computer skills and some familiarity with database terminology and structure are required.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • 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 data obtained from a query before it is displayed on-screen.
  • Retrieve data from tables.
  • Format an output, save a result, and generate a report.

    Course Content

    Lesson 1: Executing a Simple Query

    • Topic 1A: Connect to the SQL Database
    • Topic 1B: Query a Database
    • Topic 1C: Save a Query
    • Topic 1D: Modify a Query
    • Topic 1E: Execute a Saved Query

    Lesson 2: Performing a Conditional Search

    • Topic 2A: Search Using a Simple Condition
    • Topic 2B: Compare Column Values
    • Topic 2C: Search Using Multiple Conditions
    • Topic 2D: Search for a Range of Values and Null Values
    • Topic 2E: Retrieve Data Based on Patterns

    Lesson 3: Working with Functions

    • Topic 3A: Perform Date Calculations
    • Topic 3B: Calculate Data Using Aggregate Functions
    • Topic 3C: Manipulate String Values

    Lesson 4: Organizing Data

    • Topic 4A: Sort Data
    • Topic 4B: Rank Data
    • Topic 4C: Group Data
    • Topic 4D: Filter Grouped Data
    • Topic 4E: Summarize Grouped Data
    • Topic 4F: Use PIVOT and UNPIVOT Operators

    Lesson 5: Retrieving Data from Tables

    • Topic 5A: Combine Results of Two Queries
    • Topic 5B: Compare the Results of Two Queries
    • Topic 5C: Retrieve Data by Joining Tables
    • Topic 5D: Check for Unmatched Records
    • Topic 5E: Retrieve Information from a Single Table Using Joins

    Lesson 6: Presenting Query Results

    • Topic 6A: Save the Query Result
    • Topic 6B: Generate an XML Report