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jmdibg
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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  17:03:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can anyone make some good book recommendations for SQLServer2000 other than the Microsoft BOL?
Thanks

tkizer
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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  17:09:10  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://www.sqlteam.com/store.asp

And especially the Ken Henderson books.

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snSQL
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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  17:24:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For an excellent technical look at SQL Server 2000 I'd recommend Inside SQL Server 2000 by Kalen Delaney
http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/4297.asp
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robvolk
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Posted - 09/26/2006 :  18:02:00  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Of course there's always

The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL

and

The Guru's Guide to SQL Server Stored Procedures, XML, and HTML

both by Ken Henderson.

Man, it's been a while since I've done one of those. Felt good.
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jmdibg
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  10:48:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What do you recommend for more of a beginners T-SQL book. The Guru's guide looks to be a bit more advanced..

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Originally posted by robvolk

Of course there's always

The Guru's Guide to Transact-SQL

and

The Guru's Guide to SQL Server Stored Procedures, XML, and HTML

both by Ken Henderson.

Man, it's been a while since I've done one of those. Felt good.

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robvolk
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  11:13:34  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Inside SQL Server, can't go wrong with that. SQL For Dummies was pretty good too, IMHO, but it's not SQL Server specific.
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Pace
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  11:59:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I thought this; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Advanced-Transact-SQL-SQL-Server-2000/dp/1893115828/sr=1-2/qid=1159372698/ref=sr_1_2/202-3616484-6507057?ie=UTF8&s=books

Don't be afraid of the title, if you can do a SELECT which lets face it, you wouldnt be here if you couldnt, then you know enough to use it...

"Impossible is Nothing"
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X002548
Not Just a Number

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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  12:44:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about the memoirs of a heroine in: Passed out at PASS

Brett

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robvolk
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  14:20:37  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Don't be afraid of the title, if you can do a SELECT which lets face it, you wouldnt be here if you couldnt, then you know enough to use it...
I'd say the same thing about Ken's books, those two are not too advanced for a beginner, and it's easy to skip around or over things that are too much at first. And if anything, they'll stretch your mind rather than explode it.

His third book, on the other hand, whoa. Still haven't gotten all of that into my head yet.
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eyechart
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Posted - 09/27/2006 :  14:51:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by robvolk
His third book, on the other hand, whoa. Still haven't gotten all of that into my head yet.



you mean

The Guru's Guide to SQL Server Architecture and Internals

this book does have some pretty damned advanced topics.





-ec

Edited by - eyechart on 09/27/2006 14:53:00
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hizuka
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Posted - 09/29/2006 :  00:01:16  Show Profile  Visit hizuka's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I recommend Professional SQL Server 2000 by Robert Vieira. Dont' be frightened by the word Professional, beginners should have no problem reading it. I bought the book when I start learn SQL Server and still keeping it until now.

Website created by Programmer to Programmers: http://www.sqlref.com

Hizuka Naomi
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Kristen
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Posted - 09/29/2006 :  00:59:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think "Learning T-SQL in 21 days" (I may not have got the title quite right) is good. I was impressed by the quality of the code in the book, and it covers a great deal.

Also http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=55210&SearchTerms=Recommended%20books

Kristen
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