If you need to retrieve data from a SQL Server database then you need to know how to use the SELECT statement. This course starts with the basics of a SELECT statement and its various sub-clauses, and progresses to how to select from multiple data sources in the same statement and a comprehensive section on the functions available to manipulate, aggregate, and convert data during the select operation. More then fifty demos help to give you a thorough understanding of how to perform these essential operations, all using a freely-available demo environment that you're shown how to set up and configure. This course is perfect for developers who need to query SQL Server databases to retrieve data, from complete beginners through to more experienced developers who can use some of the modules as reference material. The information in the course applies to all versions from SQL Server 2005 onwards.