I would like to increase my sql programming skills

Hello Experts, I know hot to do inner and outer joins, and queries using statement like MAX,MIN etc.
I want to increase my sql programming skills. Are there any good books that will challenge me in writing more challenging queries? I want to get better, and increase my skills.
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PortletPaulEE Topic AdvisorCommented:
For T-SQL I'd suggest books by Itzik Ben-Gan

You can decide which.

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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Data DudeCommented:
Also, many SQL experts here have articles on EE.  Specific to your MIN, MAX would be SQL Server GROUP BY Solutions.  Specific to your JOIN would be Tim Chapman's article on SQL Server: Table Joins Explained!.  One of Paul's articles I refer to all the time is SQL Server Date Styles (formats) using CONVERT().

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