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Unicode Character String Literals in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How To Enter Unicode Character String Literals in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Unicode characters are multi-byte characters. They are very hard to be entered as string literals, because it requires: The SQL client tool to support Unicode characters. The command line tool 'sqlcmd' does not support Unicod...
2019-12-05, 1336👍, 1💬

💬 2019-12-05 gopala krishna: gopala krishna

Downloading and Installing SQL Server Sample Scripts in SQL Server
How to download and install SQL Server 2005 Sample Scripts in SQL Server? If you want to learn from sample scripts provided by Microsoft, you should follow this tutorial to download and install them: 1. Go to the SQL Server 2005 Samples and Sample Databases download page. 2. Go to the x86 section in...
2019-11-08, 1290👍, 2💬

💬 2019-11-08 FYIcenter.com: @Nana, please follow AdventureWorksLT - Downloading and Installing the Sample Database in SQL Server tutorial.

💬 2019-10-31 Nana Jacob: Please i need to download AdventureWorksLT

AdventureWorksLT - Downloading and Installing the Sample Database in SQL Server
How to download and install the scaled-down database AdventureWorksLT in SQL Server? If you want to practice you DBA skills with the scaled-down version of the sample database AdventureWorksLT provided by Microsoft, you should follow this tutorial to download and install it first: 1. Go to the SQL S...
2019-08-04, 3365👍, 1💬

💬 2019-08-04 Marc: many thanks

bin2hex - Converting Binary Strings into Hexadecimal Character Strings in SQL Server
How To Convert Binary Strings into Hexadecimal Character Strings in SQL Server? When a query returns a binary string value to the client tool, it will be displayed by the client tool as hexadecimal digits in a character string format. But they are hexadecimal digits on the display window, not in the...
2018-06-19, 2125👍, 1💬

💬 2018-06-19 ramesh adhikari: sdafdffddf

"sys.tables" - Getting a List of All Tables in SQL Server
How To Get a List of All Tables with "sys.tables" View in SQL Server? If you want to see the table you have just created, you can use the "sys.tables" system view to get a list of all tables in the current database. The tutorial script gives you a good example: SELECT name, type_desc, create_date FR...
2018-03-29, 1218👍, 1💬

💬 2018-03-29 Eric: That works. Thanks!

sys.database_principals - Listing All User Names in SQL Server
How To List All User Names in a Database in SQL Server? If you want to see a list of all user names defined in a database, you can use the system view, sys.database_principals as shown in this tutorial exercise: -- Login with sa -- Select a database USE FyiCenterData; GO -- List all user names SELEC...
2017-08-25, 1558👍, 0💬

"ALTER USER" - Changing the Name of a Database User in SQL Server
How To Change the Name of a Database User in SQL Server? If you want to change the name of an existing database user, you can use the "ALTER USER" statement as shown in the tutorial exercise below: -- Login with "sa" USE FyiCenterData; GO ALTER USER Fyi_User WITH NAME = Dba_User; GO -- List all user...
2017-08-25, 1116👍, 0💬

Verifying a User Name with SQLCMD Tool in SQL Server
How To Verify a User name with SQLCMD Tool in SQL Server? The quickest way to verify a user name in a database is probably to use the SQLCMD tool. You can connect to the server, select the database, and check which user name is linked the current login name as shown below. Start a command window and...
2017-08-25, 826👍, 0💬

Finding the Login Name Linked to a Given User Name in SQL Server
How To Find the Login Name Linked to a Given User Name in SQL Server? If you know a user name in a database and you want to find out which login name is linked this user name, you need to check the Security ID (SID) of the user name based on the following rules: Each login name is associated a uniqu...
2017-08-25, 731👍, 0💬

"DROP USER" - Deleting a Database User in SQL Server
How To Delete an Existing Database User in SQL Server? If you don't want to keep a database user any more, you should delete the user by using the "DROP USER" statement. This tutorial exercise shows how to delete "Dba_User": -- Login with "sa" USE FyiCenterData; GO DROP USER Dba_User; GO -- List all...
2017-08-25, 701👍, 0💬

Is SQL Server Transact-SQL Case Sensitive?
Is SQL Server Transact-SQL case sensitive? No. Transact-SQL is not case sensitive. Like the standard SQL, you can type in your Transact-SQL statement in upper case or lower case. However, you should use upper case for all key words in Transact-SQL statements as a best practice. The following example...
2017-06-16, 1189👍, 0💬

What Is SQL Server Transact-SQL (T-SQL)?
What is SQL Server Transact-SQL (T-SQL)? SQL Server Transact-SQL, also called T-SQL, is an extension of the standard SQL (Structured Query Language). Transact-SQL was developed by Microsoft and Sybase. Microsoft's implementation ships in the Microsoft SQL Server product. Sybase uses the language in ...
2017-06-16, 1127👍, 0💬

General Questions on Microsoft SQL Server Transact-SQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions in general areas of Microsoft SQL Server Transact-SQL? I am new to Transact-SQL. Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com team in general areas of Microsoft SQL Server Transact-SQL: What Is SQL Langua...
2017-06-16, 842👍, 0💬

What Is SQL Language
What Is SQL Language? SQL, SEQUEL (Structured English Query Language), is a language for RDBMS (Relational Database Management Systems). During the 1970s, a group at IBM's San Jose research center developed a database system "System R" based upon Codd's model. Structured English Query Language ("SEQ...
2017-06-16, 820👍, 0💬

Versions of SQL Server Transact-SQL
How do I tell what version of Transact-SQL my SQL Server is using? The Transact-SQL version is the same as the SQL Server. You can determine the SQL Server version using the following Transact-SQL statement: SELECT @@version ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------Mi...
2017-06-16, 798👍, 0💬

Statement Batch in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What is statement batch in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A statement batch is a group of one or more Transact-SQL statements sent at the same time from an application to SQL Server for execution. SQL Server compiles the statements of a batch into a single executable unit, called an execution plan. The st...
2017-05-29, 771👍, 0💬

Comments in SQL Server Transact-SQL Statements
How to enter comments in SQL Server Transact-SQL statements? There are 2 ways to enter comments within Transact-SQL statements: Starting comments with two dashes "--": Everything between "--" and the end of the line is treated as a comment. Entering comments between "/*" and "*/": Everything between...
2017-05-29, 748👍, 0💬

Start and End of Statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to start and end a statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Here are some simple rules about writing statements in SQL Server Transact-SQL: A Transact-SQL statement must be started with a pre-defined statement keyword. A Transact-SQL statement must be ended with a new line (/n) or a semicolon (;) c...
2017-05-29, 715👍, 0💬

What Is a Statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What is a statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL is a single smallest execution unit. Here are some examples of Transact-SQL statements: "PRINT 'Hello World!';" - An output statement that print a character string to the console. "SELECT GETDATE();" - A query sta...
2017-05-29, 712👍, 0💬

Compilation Error in a Statement Batch in SQL Server
What happens to a Transact-SQL statement batch if there is a compilation error? If a Transact-SQL statement batch has multiple statements, and one of them has compilation error, none of the statements in the batch will be executed. The tutorial exercise below gives you some good examples: SELECT get...
2017-05-29, 645👍, 0💬

Constant or Data Literal in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What Is a Constant or Literal in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A constant, or data literal, is a symbolic expression that represents a specific value of a specific data type in SQL Server Transact-SQL. Constants or literals are used commonly as the default values for table columns, variables, and paramet...
2017-05-20, 929👍, 0💬

Data Literals in SQL Server Transact-SQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on data literals in Microsoft SQL Server Transact-SQL? I am new to Transact-SQL and SQL Server. Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com team on data literals in Microsoft SQL Server Transact-SQL: Con...
2017-05-20, 821👍, 0💬

SQL Server Transact-SQL Language References
Where to find SQL Server Transact-SQL language references? You can find SQL Server Transact-SQL language references on Microsoft Website: Transact-SQL Reference for SQL Server 2016 Transact-SQL Reference for SQL Server 2014 Transact-SQL Reference for SQL Server 2012 Transact-SQL Reference for SQL Se...
2017-05-20, 786👍, 0💬

Types of Data Literals in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are different types of data literals supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL? There are 8 types of data literals supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL: 1. Integer Number Literals - Sequences of numbers prefixed with +/- sign if needed. Integer number literals are used to represent integer values. F...
2017-05-20, 755👍, 0💬

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