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SQL Server the Fun Way: Architect a Movie Theater

Datatypes, table structures, and best practices presented in a fun, relateable way
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This course will provide you with an introduction to Database Architecture. To do this, we will build a database step-by-step for a fictional movie theater. This theater needs to keep track of ticket sales, concession sales, and their own special loyalty program. By the end of this course we will have discussed many topics, including Primary Keys, Foreign Keys, Identity columns, several datatypes and much more.

This course will use Microsoft SQL Server but the core concepts apply to any SQL-based database system.

You should take this course if you are interested in learning Database Architecture concepts. We'll cover several datatypes and go over when and when not to use them. We'll cover many different types of tables, including dimension table and history tables.

After you've taken this course you will have a basic understanding of how databases fit together and how to think about creating your own database for your future projects.

Who is the target audience?
  • Professionals looking to get an introduction into database design
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the basic concepts that go into database design
Create their own database for their projects
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  • A familiarity with Microsoft SQL Server is nice to have
  • Students can follow along with the videos or if you want to experiment with your own database, download and install the free version of Microsoft SQL Server
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 20 Lectures Collapse All 20 Lectures 01:16:34
Introduction and Requirements
2 Lectures 03:13

This is the introduction lecture for this course.

Preview 01:35

This explains the basic requirements the Movie Theater wants.

Preview 01:38
Introduction to Datatypes
2 Lectures 05:54

Explaining the TinyInt, SmallInt, Int, and BigInt datatypes.

Preview 03:31

Explaining char, varchar, nchar, and nvarchar datatypes.

Explaining Text Datatypes

Integer Datatypes
1 question
Introduction to Keys
2 Lectures 13:19

Discussing and implementing Primary Keys in tables.

Learning About Primary Keys

Discussing and implementing Foreign Keys in tables.

Learning About Foreign Keys

Primary Key
1 question
Date Datatypes
1 Lecture 05:28

Explaining the Date, Time, DateTime and DateTime2 datatypes.

Explaing Date and Time Datatypes
Organizing Movies and Actors
3 Lectures 09:15

This table stores a list of our Movies.

Creating the Movies Table

This table stores a list of our Actors.

Creating the Actors Table

This table stores links between our Movies and Actors tables.

Combining the Actors and Movies Tables
Floating Point Datatypes
1 Lecture 05:52

Explaining the Float, Numeric, Decimal, Money, and SmallMoney datatypes.

Explaining Floating Point Datatypes
Advanced Table Types
6 Lectures 23:09

Creating the table that stores our ticket prices.

Creating the Ticket Prices Table

Working with the Food Tables

Creating our Employee table and our Employee History table.

Employee Tables and History

Creating the table to store our Customer details.

Creating the Customers Table

Creating the table for our Loyalty Program.

Creating the Loyalty Program Table

Creating the table to store our attendance.

Creating the Attendance Table
Bonus DIM Date Table
1 Lecture 04:11

Showing an extra table that is useful in most databases.

Preview 04:11
1 Lecture 02:41

Walking through our finished product.

Exploring the Database Diagram
Source Code
1 Lecture 03:55
Database Schema
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William got his start in the Business Intelligence field at one of the largest banks in the US. He has since moved on to another company but he continues to pursue his love of BI. Now with seven years of experience working with the Microsoft BI stack he knows how to get projects done.

William has made countless reports using SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). With his knowledge and creativity combined he is able to deliver great reporting that helps businesses make decisions. From simple dashboards to complex projects scaled out to 100s of users, William has a broad pool of experience to draw from.

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