55232 Writing Analytical Queries for Business Intelligence
6/22/2020 - 6/24/2020COURSE LENGTH:
9:00am - 4:30pm
This three-day instructor led course is about writing TSQL queries for the purpose of database reporting, analysis, and business intelligence. Specifically, this course presents TSQL within the context of data analysis – in other words, making meaning from the data rather than transaction-oriented data-tier application development.
AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES
The course starts with a brief discussion of levels of measurement and quantitative research methodology, and integrates these concepts into each TSQL topic presented. The goal is to provide a consistent, direct, and purposeful learning path for RDBMS data retrieval for use in analytical tools such as SQL Server Reporting Services, PowerBI, R, and Excel.
This course is intended for information workers and data science professionals who seek to use database reporting and analysis tools such as Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, Excel, Power BI, R, SAS and other business intelligence tools, and wish to use TSQL queries to efficiently retrieve data sets from Microsoft SQL Server relational databases for use with these tools.
Before attending this course, students must have:
- Context knowledge of data analysis and business intelligence scenarios. For example, an understanding of a work-related business intelligence project or need.
- Basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and its core functionality, including file system navigation.
- Basic understanding of the purpose of relational database management systems such as SQL Server.
*Course cost listed does not include the cost of courseware. Course is subject to minimum enrollment. If minimum is not met this class may run as a LDL / Virtual class. Please contact us @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-775-0244 for additional pricing information or if you have any questions.
Note: This course is eligibile for Microsoft SATVs.
Introduction to TSQL for Business Intelligence Two Approaches to SQL Programming TSQL Data Retrieval in an Analytics Environment The Database Engine SQL Server Management Studio and the CarDeal Sample Database Identifying Variables in Tables SQL is a Declarative Language Introduction to the SELECT QueryTurning Table Columns into Variables for Analysis: SELECT List Expressions, WHERE, and ORDER BY Turning Columns into Variables for Analysis Column Expressions, Data Types, and Built-in Functions Column aliases Data type conversions Built-in Scalar Functions Table Aliases The WHERE clause ORDER BY Lab: Write queriesCombining Columns from Multiple Tables into a Single Dataset: The JOIN Operators Primary Keys, Foreign Keys, and Joins Understanding Joins, Part 1: CROSS JOIN and the Full Cartesian Product Understanding Joins, Part 2: The INNER JOIN Understanding Joins, Part 3: The OUTER JOINS Understanding Joins, Part 4: Joining more than two tables Understanding Joins, Part 5: Combining INNER and OUTER JOINs Combining JOIN Operations with WHERE and ORDER BY Lab: Write SELECT queriesCreating an Appropriate Aggregation Level Using GROUP BY Identifying required aggregation level and granularity Aggregate Functions GROUP BY HAVING Order of operations in SELECT queries Lab: Writing Aggregeate Function queriesSubqueries, Derived Tables and Common Table Expressions Non-correlated and correlated subqueries Derived tables Common table expressions Lab: Writing queries from the lessonEncapsulating Data Retrieval Logic Views Table-valued functions Stored procedures Creating objects for read-access users Creating database accounts for analytical client toolsGetting Your Dataset to the Client Connecting to SQL Server and Submitting Queries from Client Tools Connecting and running SELECT queries from: Excel PowerBI RStudio Exporting datasets to files using Results pane from SSMS The bcp utilityThe Import/Export Wizard