Building Basic Relational Databases in SQL Server Management Studio

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Gain an elementary understanding of SQL Server Management Studio

Build a simple query and deploy it in SSMS

Create and run SQL commands to create tables and columns

Clock65 minutes
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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In this one-hour based project you will apply the basics of working with relational databases within the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) environment. You will use the tools in SSMS to diagram an existing database and to create and run some SELECT and CREATE TABLE structured query language commands. You will also acquire the basic terminology that applies to all relational databases. By successfully completing the hands-on practices assigned, you will be better prepared for applying these basic concepts in SSMS in SQL Server classes. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

Data BasesRelational DatabasesSQL

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Load AdventureWorks database into SQL

  2. Create a database diagram using the Object Explorer window in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

  3. Create and run a simple structured query language (SQL) command to retrieve data from a table.

  4. Create and run a simple SQL command to create a table and columns.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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