Functions for Manipulating Data in SQL Server

Learn the most important functions for manipulating, processing, and transforming data in SQL Server.
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Course Description

In this course, you will learn how to make use of the most important functions for manipulating data provided by SQL Server. You can use these functions for processing and transforming data to get the results you want.

  1. 1

    Choosing the appropriate data type

    In this chapter, you will learn what are the most used data types in SQL Server. You will understand the differences between implicit and explicit conversion and how each type of conversion manifests. You will also get familiar with the functions used for explicitly converting data: CAST() and CONVERT().
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    Manipulating time

    Date and time functions are an important topic for databases. In this chapter, you will get familiar with the most common functions for date and time manipulation. You will learn how to retrieve the current date, only parts from a date, to assemble a date from pieces and to check if an expression is a valid date or not.
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    Working With Strings

    Strings are one of the most commonly used data types in databases. It's important to know what you can do with them. In this chapter, you will learn how to manipulate strings, to get the results you want.
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    Recognizing Numeric Data Properties

    In this chapter, you will work with functions applied to numeric data. You will use aggregate functions for calculating the minimum, maximum or the sum of values from a set. You will learn how to raise a number to a power or to calculate its square root.
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Ana Voicu is a software developer, passionate about databases, Business Intelligence, and data science. She works on developing enterprise level BI solutions for various types of industries, with a focus on performance optimization, pattern recognition, efficient analysis of the business processes, and interactive visualizations. What Ana loves most is overcoming challenges related to database performance by finding the most efficient way to solve an issue. Ana loves sharing her knowledge with others and constantly tries to find ways to make things understandable. When she’s not traveling to all sorts of places, you can find her at home, raising pigeons and learning to play the piano.
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