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SQL Server Functions for Smart Data Handling

by Pinal Dave

Unlock the power of SQL functions with SQL Server Functions for Smart Data Handling. This course will teach you advanced data manipulation techniques and function optimization.

What you'll learn

Focusing on the critical aspects of efficient data handling and manipulation, this course is meticulously designed to enhance your data management and analysis skills. In this course, SQL Server Functions for Smart Data Handling, you will embark on a journey to master the art of using SQL Server functions for sophisticated data operations. First, you'll dive into the world of SQL Server functions, gaining an understanding of their pivotal role in data manipulation. This includes an in-depth look at string, date and time, and mathematical functions, setting a solid foundation for advanced data handling techniques. Next, you'll engage in practical demonstrations on using string functions for data cleaning and transformation, learning how to refine and restructure data for enhanced usability. You'll also explore the application of date and time functions, essential for effective temporal data analysis, and delve into mathematical functions for precise data calculations. Finally, you'll focus on optimizing SQL queries using functions. This includes learning technical strategies for function-based indexing and efficient filtering, crucial for improving query performance. When you’re finished with this course, you'll possess a comprehensive skill set for managing and manipulating data in SQL Server. You'll be well-equipped to handle complex data scenarios, optimize query performance, and contribute significantly to the efficiency and robustness of your organization's data management strategies.

About the author

Pinal Dave is an SQL Server Performance Tuning Expert and independent consultant with over 21 years of hands-on experience. He holds a Master of Science degree and numerous database certifications. Pinal has authored 14 SQL Server database books and 61 Pluralsight courses. To freely share his knowledge and help others build their expertise, Pinal has also written more than 5,700 database tech articles on his blog at

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