SQL Server – 2008 – Cheat Sheet – One Page PDF Download

Very frequently I have been asked to create a page, post or article where in one page all the important concepts of SQL Server are covered. SQL Server 2008 is very large subject and can not be even covered 1000 of pages. In daily life of DBA there are few commands very frequently used and for novice developers it is good to keep all the important SQL Script and SQL Statements handy.

I have attempted to create cheat sheet for SQL Server 2008 most important commands. User can print this in one A4 size page and keep along with them. This can be used in interviews where T-SQL scripts are being asked.

Let me know your opinion and if you find this useful.

Download SQL Server Cheatsheet

Reference : Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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  • Hi Pinal,
    wishing u a very happy Diwali.
    May I know as a fresher how to start reading your blog. I find all your blogs are very helpful, but for a fresher, its hard to find where to start.
    So suggest me any point from where I can start reading it.

    thanks & Regards
    Vikrant Bam

  • Hi Pinal dave,

    Thanks ,Really helpful

  • super sheet very helpful for me…………..thank u thank u

  • Thanks for this :D it’s very useful!

  • Thank you very much to you and SQL authority, a great resource for a leaner!

  • Hi Pinal Dave,

    Is there a query to check from the SQL log to see who got access to the DB and what was the Query executed by that user ?

    Also if the DB is hacked how to check the logs to see what was the attempt made to get into the database.

  • Hai, Thanx Buddy ..

    This is a very usful sheet of paper, Just enlarged in A3 and been pasted on th wall opp my desk.

  • Hi

    Thank you and SQL authority so much, a great resource for a beginner!

  • its helping me more to walk in interview
    thanks for such a ……
    like qustions and some important definition of sql concepts

  • Very nice article.

  • Awesome. This blog is really one of the best SQL blogs on the web. keep blogging!

  • very useful commands

  • Thank yo so much.
    I’ve been looking for these…

  • Hi everybody! Someone could help me about UDF calls over linked servers or if it’s possible to create a synonym for a scalar UDF in a linked server (I’m trying this from denali and a sql 2008 but no way…)?

    Thanks in advance!


  • hi sir
    this cheat is very useful for us.. i am very thankful for you if you give a good answer for this qus >
    what is the main different of sql, my sql, sql 2000, sql 2005, sql2008,
    what is the magic tables?
    still i am waiting for your kind revert..

  • srinivasa reddy
    January 11, 2011 7:15 pm

    this very good site for sql server programmers …..!!
    what is fullouter join in JOINS Concepts..?

  • hi pinal,
    thanx a lot for pdf and this helpful website.

    • hii pinal im using window 7 home basic 64 bit os,when im installing sql server 2008,some error not be install appear native sql install boot strapper error message.please let me know d exact answer.

  • dhawal chauhan
    March 24, 2011 6:19 pm

    really nice………..thanx man

  • whats up Am trying to download but when I open it tells me internal error occured…………?

  • Dear Dave,

    I am managing an OLTP server. Sometimes my replication become down due to unknown reason. Is there is any way to find which cause replication failure?


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