One of the better SQL Server v7.0 reference books that I have
read. More specific to SQL
Server 7 than the Guru's guide above with an easy to read style. I flip
through both of these books,
each one providing a little different slant on problems or issues I am
looking up. This is more
of a beginning to intermediate level programming book.
I picked this up as a reference
for cursor information one day (My 2000 BOL is a little lite on the
subject.) I found it to be a better introduction than most books to
SQL 7 programming. Not quite the
advanced item I was looking for, but pretty good at explaining concepts and
decent reference for me. A good substitute for when I tire of Books Online.
I was looking for information on indexes
and structures and this book had a much better writeup than anything
else in the office at the time. It was helpful and explained pretty
how SQL Server uses indexes and a good start to how you can analyze
I have worked my way through just about the entire book and the
remaining sections are pretty basic so I probably will not read
think this is a great reference for SQL 7 DBAs/developers and highly
recommend it. Along with the Guru's Guide (currently reading) this
worth your $$ as an investment.
©dkRanch.net May 2001
Return to Steve Jones Columnist Home