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Trend Analysis with SQL Server

by Tom Taulli

This course covers trend analysis for SQL server. The topics include learning about SQL queries, linear trend identification, data visualization techniques, seasonal variations, and best practices.

What you'll learn

In today's fast-paced data-driven world, the ability to understand trends is not just an advantage. It's a necessity for staying ahead in any competitive landscape. Being able to identify these trends accurately can set a successful organization apart from its peers.

In this course, Trend Analysis with SQL Server, you'll develop the skills to effectively analyze and visualize data trends using SQL Server, a powerful tool for data management and analysis.

First, you'll delve into SQL queries for linear trend identification, learning the core principles of trend analysis and the significance of linear trends in interpreting data, gaining hands-on experience with SQL syntax, and applying these skills to real-world data sets such as financial statements for horizontal analysis.

Next, you'll explore how to create meaningful data visualizations -- such as line charts, bar charts, and time-series plots -- using SQL Server tools.

Finally, you'll learn some best practices in trend analysis, including setting clear objectives, ensuring data quality, choosing the right time frame, understanding the difference between correlation and causation, and more.

When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge necessary for SQL Server trend analysis, empowering you to effectively visualize and interpret data trends and facilitating informed decision-making in various areas like finance and risk management.

About the author

Tom Taulli (@ttaulli) is the author of AI-Assisted Programming: Better Planning, Coding, Testing, and Deployment ( He has been programming since he was in high school, when he wrote computer programs for magazines (yes, in the 1980s, there were publications that had code listings!). When he got into college, he started a company that sold Windows software for exam preparation. He then founded other companies like – which was the mid-1990s version of Shopif... more

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