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Transactions and Error Handling in SQL Server

Learn to write scripts that will catch and handle errors and control for multiple operations happening at once.

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Course Description

It is critical to know how to handle errors and manage transactions when programming SQL scripts. Unhandled errors can be very harmful and can cause unexpected situations, such as inconsistent data in your database, or even worse, errors can lead you to make wrong business decisions. In this course, you will learn how to handle errors and discover how to manage transactions in case of an error. Additionally, you will study what happens when two or more people interact at the same time with the same data. You will practice all these concepts using two datasets, one of them based on bank accounts and the other one on an electric bike store.

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    Starting with error handling


    To begin the course, you will learn how to handle errors using the TRY...CATCH construct that provides T-SQL. You will study the anatomy of errors, and you will learn how to use some functions that can give you information about errors.

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    The TRY...CATCH syntax
    50 xp
    Your first error-handling script
    100 xp
    Nesting TRY...CATCH constructs
    100 xp
    Error anatomy and uncatchable errors
    50 xp
    Anatomy review
    50 xp
    Correcting compilation errors
    100 xp
    Giving information about errors
    50 xp
    Error function syntax
    50 xp
    Using error functions
    100 xp
    Using error functions in a nested TRY...CATCH
    100 xp

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Miriam Antona has 10+ years of experience working as a Software Engineer. She is focused on analyzing, designing, and developing software applications for the Justice Administration. Miriam loves programming and experimenting with different technologies. She is passionate about databases and enjoys playing with data. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer Engineering.
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