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- October Monthly CASSUG MeetingRensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Troy, NY
Greetings, data enthusiasts!
Our October meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 9th, at 5:30 pm! We will meet in person at: Rensselaer Chamber of Commerce, 90 4th Street, Troy, NY.
Please RSVP if you are attending, so we can purchase an appropriate amount of food for everyone. Food is TBA (will be announced closer to the event). We are welcoming Deb from out-of-town to speak at CASSUG, so please thank her for taking a long drive to be here with us!
Our meeting schedule is as follows:
- 5:30 PM: Food, soft drinks, and networking
- 6:15 PM: Chapter news and announcements
- 6:30 PM: Presentation
We usually wrap up between 7:30 PM and 8:00 PM.
This month, Deb Melkin is sharing this introductory presentation:
Beyond the Basic SELECT
The SELECT statement is one of the most used tools in our SQL toolbelt. While it’s the basis for what we do with data, it’s anything but basic. In this presentation, we will first explore how SELECT statements are processed. Then we will discuss various ways we build on to our SELECTs. We'll also examine how and why we may or may not want to use them. At the end of the session, we will have a greater understanding of how SELECTS work and how we can approach them so we can be smarter as we write more complex statements.
While this is a beginner-level session, feel free to bring your own experiences to the table to share before/during/after the presentation.