Tip

Book Excerpt: The .NET Framework and SQL Server 2005

For developers making the transition from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005, there is much to study -- native data encryption, SQL Server Integration Services, the Service Broker and more robust T-SQL. One of the biggest changes, though, is the addition of .NET assemblies and the CLR, which were absent from SQL Server 2000 because, well, .NET was still just an idea back then.

Nothing but NET!, Chapter 14 of Wrox Press' Professional SQL Server 2005 Programming, takes a look at what the .NET Framework brings to the database. Author Robert Vieira divides his chapter into four main sections:

  1. Assemblies, which are just DLLs created in managed code (any .NET programming language will do);
  2. Aggregate Functions, which look at data sets, analyze them and return a corresponding value, none of which T-SQL user-defined functions can do;
  3. Creating Triggers, which due to their contextual nature are a bit different from most Assembly types, and
  4. Custom Data Types, which thanks to .NET assemblies can contain complex rules, multiple properties or just about anything else one can imagine.

Read the rest of the excerpt in this PDF.

 


Excerpted from the Wrox Press book, Professional SQL Server 2005 Programming (ISBN: 978-0-7645-8434-3) by Robert Vieira.
Copyright © 2006. Published by John Wiley and Sons Inc., and available at your favorite book seller. Reprinted with permission.

This was first published in July 2007

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Disclaimer: Our Tips Exchange is a forum for you to share technical advice and expertise with your peers and to learn from other enterprise IT professionals. TechTarget provides the infrastructure to facilitate this sharing of information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the material submitted. You agree that your use of the Ask The Expert services and your reliance on any questions, answers, information or other materials received through this Web site is at your own risk.