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Hello, I am new to this forum and I am trying to learn SQL server for my new project in data warehousing. I have been working on oracle for past few years and I have been looking at the books online for sqlserver. I was wondering if there is any web based source for learning more on transact-SQL programming and microsoft OLAP services. I also want to know what good books are available for my requirements.

thanks in advance.

-- Anonymous, January 10, 2001



Here are some web based sources for learning more on SQL Server:

Impetus Network Systems DBA's Handbook, A free SQL Server guide at

SQL Books Online can be downloaded at US/SQLBOL.exe

An online list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers is at

SQL Server newsgroups: microsoft.public.sqlserver.* and (Copy of SQL FAQ, Code samples, other stuff) (Copy of SQL FAQ, reviews, lots of other resources) (SQL News) (Updates to Kalen Delaney's Inside SQL Server 7.0 book, Q&A and lots of other info is held here) (Code samples)

I'll have to check out the bookstore and get back to you about the books.

Hope this helps,


-- Anonymous, January 10, 2001


I got to the bookstore tonight to check out books that would prepare you for data warehousing with SQL Server and use of OLAP services.

The best, by far, for that goal is "Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 7.0, Notes from the Field" by Microsoft Press ($39.99). This is presented primarily as case studies. In most of the studies, judging by the table of contents, data warehousing was a requirement. Thus, many of the chapters touch on the issue of how to implement your databases in such a way that they support data warehousing.

The other book you might want to peruse is, "SQL Server 2000, The Complete Reference" published by Osborne ($49.99). This has 2 chapters (about 40 pages) on data warehousing and OLAP services.

Good Luck,


-- Anonymous, January 14, 2001

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