Dynamic SQL: Applications, Performance, and Security in Microsoft SQL Server, Second Edition

  • 6h 11m
  • Edward Pollack
  • Apress
  • 2019

Take a deep dive into the many uses of dynamic SQL in Microsoft SQL Server. This edition has been updated to use the newest features in SQL Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 as well as incorporating the changing landscape of analytics and database administration. Code examples have been updated with new system objects and functions to improve efficiency and maintainability.

Executing dynamic SQL is key to large-scale searching based on user-entered criteria. Dynamic SQL can generate lists of values and even code with minimal impact on performance. Dynamic SQL enables dynamic pivoting of data for business intelligence solutions as well as customizing of database objects. Yet dynamic SQL is feared by many due to concerns over SQL injection or code maintainability.

Dynamic SQL: Applications, Performance, and Security in Microsoft SQL Server helps you bring the productivity and user-satisfaction of flexible and responsive applications to your organization safely and securely. Your organization’s increased ability to respond to rapidly changing business scenarios will build competitive advantage in an increasingly crowded and competitive global marketplace. With a focus on new applications and modern database architecture, this edition illustrates that dynamic SQL continues to evolve and be a valuable tool for administration, performance optimization, and analytics.

What You'ill Learn

  • Build flexible applications that respond to changing business needs
  • Take advantage of creative, innovative, and productive uses of dynamic SQL
  • Know about SQL injection and be confident in your defenses against it
  • Address performance concerns in stored procedures and dynamic SQL
  • Troubleshoot and debug dynamic SQL to ensure correct results
  • Automate your administration of features within SQL Server

Who This Book is For

Developers and database administrators looking to hone and build their T-SQL coding skills. The book is ideal for developers wanting to plumb the depths of application flexibility and troubleshoot performance issues involving dynamic SQL. The book is also ideal for programmers wanting to learn what dynamic SQL is about and how it can help them deliver competitive advantage to their organizations.

About the Author

Edward Pollack has over 18 years of experience in database and systems administration and architecture, developing a passion for performance optimization and making things go faster. He has spoken at many SQL Saturdays, 24 Hours of PASS, and PASS Summits. This led him to organize SQL Saturday Albany, which has become an annual event for New York’s Capital Region.

In this Book

  • What is Dynamic SQL?
  • Protecting Against SQL Injection
  • Large Scale Searching
  • Permissions and Security
  • Managing Scope
  • Performance Optimization
  • Scalable Dynamic Lists
  • Parameter Sniffing
  • Dynamic Pivot and Unpivot
  • Solving Common Problems
  • Applications of Dynamic SQL
  • Index Usage and Maintenance