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Book on Stored Procedures and User Defined Functions

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I'm a novice SQL Server Programmer Analyst. I'm finding that I need to strengthen myself in the areas of stored procedures and user/table defined functions. Can anyone please recommend any good books they've used for these topics? Thanks for your insight!
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asked Sep 18, 2012 at 07:35 PM in Default

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My favorite book on writing T-SQL is Itzik Ben-Gan's Inside SQL Server T-SQL Querying. It teaches more than any other book. Another great book is T-SQL Recipes. The 2008 version was by Joseph Sack. The 2012 version is by a collection of authors. If you're looking at performance tuning queries, you might check out my book SQL Server Query Performance Tuning.
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answered Sep 19, 2012 at 10:30 AM

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I know you are asking for books, but I wouldn't neglect articles and blogs. In a fast changing field they make excellent supplements to books (though not really replacements since a good book will have a cohesive organization and be certain to avoid missing background information, things that even high quality collections of articles and blogs tend to lack by their structural nature.)

On that topic, I would look at The Curse and Blessings of Dynamic Sql. It isn't about stored procedures or functions per se, but it deals in detail with a topic that is very significant to a lot of stored procedures. Similarly How to Share Data between Stored Procedures is worth reading.

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answered Sep 19, 2012 at 04:46 PM

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Thanks for the recs, guys. Can you also recommend anything that includes practice exercises to get hands on exposure?
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answered Sep 21, 2012 at 06:17 PM

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