Inside T-SQL: Enhancements, Techniques, Tips & Tricks

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This session covers T-SQL enhancements, techniques, tips & tricks. The session will start with an overview of T-SQL Enhancements in SQL Server 2008. It will continue by providing T-SQL tips as time permits for both SQL Server 2005 and 2008, demonstrating how to solve interesting problems efficiently. Examples for tips that will be covered include: calculating non-deterministic row numbers, generating a large virtual auxiliary table of numbers, enforcing uniqueness while allowing multiple NULLs, bushy join plans, date and time manipulation, sorting separated lists of values, inline scalar UDFs, and maintaining custom sequences.
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