As I long ago figured out that I need more complex query-asking abilities (other than the standard select provided by arcgis), and as I will someday have to admin a small scale SDE database that will import data from my corporate's big and country-wide SDE, I wanted to set up a small workgroup SDE on a standalone computer so I could deal with it a bit, to get the hang of dealing with a sde.
But where do I start? I can't find a good manual to start with - The Arcgis 9.3.1 Help(on which I'm working) isn't much help. I know I need to Install SQL server, but I can't understand any of the other steps (creation, import of data and such).
Do you know of any good guides and resources to guide me with the arcgis 9.3.1 SDE from scratch?
(Oh, and does SDE 10 differ a lot from SDE 9.3.1?)