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Introduction to Stored Procedures for SQLServer

Stored Procedures

After reading this article you will understand the benefits of stored procedures and how to create and execute them. All the examples for this lesson are based on Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and the sample databases AdventureWorks and WideWorldImporters.  You can get started using these free tools using my guide Getting Started Using SQL Server. […]

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Introduction to the Merge Statement

Introduction to the MERGE Statement and SQL Server Data Modification The MERGE statement is used to make changes in one table based on values matched from anther.   It can be used to combine insert, update, and delete operations into one statement.  In this article, we’ll explore how to use the MERGE statement.  We discuss some […]

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Use SQL UPDATE to Query and Modify Data

The SQL UPDATE statement is used to change data within columns of a SQL Server data table.  In this article we’ll explore how to use the UPDATE statement.  We discuss some best practices, limitations, and wrap-up with several examples. This is the third article in a series of articles.  You can start at the beginning […]

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