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Kusto Query Language: Beginning Operators

by Robert Cain

In this course you'll learn the basic set of operators needed to author useful queries in the Kusto Query Language. Using the skills learned here, you'll be able to answer many of your data-related questions.

What you'll learn

The Kusto Query Language can be used to retrieve and analyze data, not only in your own Azure Data Clusters, but for the health and status of your Azure-hosted infrastructure as well.

In this course, Kusto Query Language: Beginning Operators, you'll learn the basic set of Kusto operators needed to author effective, useful queries.

First, you'll learn to search across tables.

Next, you'll discover how to limit the data being output, as well as to limit the columns of data being returned.

Finally, you'll explore how to add calculated columns to your query results.

When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills to write queries to answer a majority of your needs.

Table of contents

Course Overview
Searching for Data
Summarizing Data
Useful Operators

About the author

Robert C. Cain ( is a Microsoft MVP, MCTS Certified in BI, and is the owner of Arcane Training and Consulting, LLC. He is a course author for Pluralsight, team member at Linchpin People, and co-author of 4 books. A popular speaker, Robert has presented at events such as the SQL PASS Summit, TechEd, CodeStock, and numerous SQL Saturdays. Robert has over 25 years' experience in the IT industry, working in a variety of fields including manufacturing, insurance, teleco... more

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