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Pindaro is now working on a comprehensive book on SQL Server 2014.  For any comments you can email the author at alphapress@hotmail.com.

  

 

 

Microsoft Access 2010 Pure SQL

This book is the next version of the very popular "Pure SQL" series from AlphaPress. As always, the primary goal of the book is to provide the database professional with solutions to problems in everyday business situations.   For this purpose, the author is following user newsgroups for years where multiple business problems are posted.  Then, he solves the problem asked and provides the example in the book.  That is why all the solutions in the book are business related and most often answers to actual problems faced by professionals.  The second goal of this book is to help people who want to learn SQL from the ground up.  For this reason the author included in the beginning of each chapter some simple but not simplistic examples so that the novice can be gradually introduced to the concepts of SQL and become an expert. 

This book is not a book from a smarty for smarties.  It is a pragmatic book that will save you time by giving you answers to common business scenarios.  For instance, it will explain to you very well what referential integrity is, how we use it, and why it is important for business.  It will explain cross-tabbing  and its significance for business analytical tasks.  However, the book will not bother with teaching you relational algebra and the connection to SQL; it is not intended to waste a second from your reading time.   

Pindaro, has worked on hundreds of business databases and operational systems for the last 19 years and is currently a faculty member in the School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Pindaro's exciting relationship with databases started with DBase III back in 1991, continuing with all versions of Access since early 1993, and working with MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle, and IBM DB2 for a number of years. He is still in love with all of them.  After almost twenty years, he still works with data, information processing, integration, and dissemination.