Where to find training resources on complex T-SQL?

Posted on 2014-11-19
Last Modified: 2016-03-27
Hi All,

I have 5 years of experience working on SQL server, I am looking for a job change, before that i want to get myself comfortable writing some complex sql queries. I went through few websites but could not get the proper once.  Can anyone help me in finding the that, so that I can find some really complex sql queries.

Thanks in advance,
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by:David L. Hansen
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Read some of Joe Celco's books ("Thinking In Sets" is a must read and "SQL for Smarties").

Here are a couple articles, as well, that may wet your appetite for "more complex" queries.
First this, then this (look at the cross joins at the end).
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Stay here in EE and try to help others with they queries. There's a topic only for SQL Query Syntax. You'll learn a lot just for trying to help others. Their doubts now can be yours in the future.
Good luck.
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Jim Horn earned 167 total points
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Curiosity overwhelms me ... What did you do during five years of SQL Server experience that did not involve writing queries?

Everyone here will have different opinions on SQL books/training based on their experience.  From what I've read, Itzik Ben-Gan's T-SQL Fundamentals would be a good choice.

And as Vitor stated above, asking questions here on EE is an excellent choice.  Make sure you tell people that you're self-studying and trying to understand concepts, so we don't confuse you with a 19-year old junior college student trying to get others to do their homework for them.

Good luck.
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by:Scott Pletcher
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Itzik Ben-Gan's stuff is magnificent.  Be sure to review his "Gaps and Islands" queries, as it provides extremely valuable technique and shows how to think along set-based lines to solve such problems.
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by:David L. Hansen
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Take some time to learn the structure of Experts-Exchange too.  There are video tutorials here as well as a "groups" section (which was just launched this week). Also, as Vitor said, helping others will be one of the best things you can do to broaden, and sharpen, your skill set.
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by:Jim Horn
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< You never heard this from me, and I'll deny ever saying it > 

Many established SQL Server experts here on EE have written multiple articles on various SQL Server topics, and at the bottom of each one is a big green 'Was this article useful?' button.  You like our articles, and maybe write feedback in the comments section, and we'll like you back.

< / You never heard this from me, and I'll deny ever saying it >

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Thanks a lot for your suggessions
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by:Jim Horn
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All - Based on this question and others I just kicked out an article called SQL Server Training.  Please let me know if you like it, and if yes click the 'Good Article' button at the bottom.  Thanks.  -Jim

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