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How to Become an Exceptional DBA

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Brad McGehee provides a "career guide" for DBAs. It is intended both to help prospective DBAs find a "way in" to the profession, and to advise existing DBAs on how they can excel at their jobs, and so become Exceptional DBAs.


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Sample Chapter from Murach's SQL Server 2008 for Developers

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Chapter 3 from Murach’s SQL Server 2008 for Developers shows you how to retrieve data from a database table. In the process, you’ll master the basic skills that you’ll use in coding almost any SELECT statement, no matter how complex. At that point, you’ll be ready to learn how to code joins, summary queries, subqueries, and action queries, and then move on to working with server-side features like cursors and stored procedures.

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Creating Statistics on XML

I have a table in SQL Server 2022 that is an XML data type. I have an index on this column and want to create statistics using CREATE STATISTICS for some of the data in the column. What should I do?

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