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About SQL-Transact SQL (T-SQL)

Transact SQL, often called T-SQL, is Microsoft's implementation of the SQL language. Developers for SQL Server database management systems are using T-SQL statements for any application communicating with an instance of SQL Server does so by sending Transact SQL statements to the server. Improve your T-SQL skills with these T-SQL overviews, best practices and stored procedures. In this reference, find out how to script SQL Server backups, why T-SQL in SSIS has pros and cons and what to do about poorly written T-SQL code that's causing SQL Server performance problems.