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Microsoft® SQL ServerTM 2005 Express Edition For Dummies®

Microsoft® SQL ServerTM 2005 Express Edition For Dummies®

Robert D. Schneider

ISBN: 978-0-764-59927-9

Jul 2006

408 pages

Select type: Paperback

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  • Delivers the know-how that novice database developers, enthusiasts, and independent software vendors need in order to use the SSE database
  • Written in the typical nonintimidating For Dummies style, the book's emphasis is on installing SSE and using it to create simple database applications with other tools in Microsoft's Express product line
  • Covers how to use SQL Server Express Manager, an easy-to-use management tool that comes with SSE, and the Application XCopy feature, which provides SSE with the ability to treat databases like files
  • Addresses topics unique to SSE and not covered in standard SQL Server books, including network and security features, migrating and connecting from Access and MSDE to SSE, and migrating from SSE to the full-blown SQL Server database
  • The CD-ROM contains SQL Server Express trial version and the Web site has the code from applications featured in the book

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


Part I: Welcome to SQL Server 2005 Express.

Chapter 1: SQL Server 2005 Express Overview.

Chapter 2: Downloading and Installing SQL Server 2005 Express on Your Computer.

Chapter 3: Setting Up SQL Server Express.

Part II: Administering a SQL Server 2005 Express System.

Chapter 4: Putting SQL Server 2005 Express to Work.

Chapter 5: Maintaining a SQL Server 2005 Express System.

Chapter 6: Distributing Your Data with Replication.

Part III: Adding and Accessing a SQL Server 2005 Express Database.

Chapter 7: Planning Your Database.

Chapter 8: Creating Databases, Tables, and Relationships.

Chapter 9: Talking to a SQL Server.

Chapter 10: Transact-SQL: Beyond the Basics.

Part IV: Keeping Your Data Safe from Harm.

Chapter 11: Securing Your Data.

Chapter 12: Keeping It Together: Using Transactions to Maintain Data Integrity.

Chapter 13: Preventing Data Loss.

Part V: Putting the Tools to Work: Programming with SQL Server 2005 Express.

Chapter 14: Using Stored Procedures and Functions.

Chapter 15: Understanding Triggers.

Chapter 16: Going Beyond Transact-SQL: Using the SQL Common Language Runtime (SQLCLR).

Chapter 17: Sorry, I’ll Try That Again: Adding Error Handling to Your Code.

Chapter 18: Full-Text Searching and Reporting Services.

Part VI: Creating SQL Server 2005 Express Applications.

Chapter 19: Building a Simple Desktop Application with Visual Basic Express.

Chapter 20: Building a Simple Web Application with Visual Web Developer Express.

Chapter 21: Using XML with SQL Server 2005 Express.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Sources of Information on SQL Server 2005 Express.

Chapter 23: Ten SQL Server 2005 Express Troubleshooting Tips.

Part VIII: Appendixes.

Appendix A: Upgrading to SQL Server 2005.

Appendix B: Migrating to SQL Server 2005 Express.

Appendix C: Glossary.

Appendix D: About the CD-ROM.


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