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DDL (Data Definition Language) Statements for Tables? in SQL Server
What are DDL (Data Definition Language) statements for tables in SQL Server? DDL (Data Definition Language) statements are statements to create and manage data objects in the database. The are three primary DDL statements to create and manage tables: CREATE TABLE - Creating a new table. ALTER TABLE ...
2016-11-20, 326👍, 0💬

Managing Security, Login and User in SQL Server
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Managing Security, Login and User in SQL Server? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Managing Security, Login and User in SQL Server. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exerc...
2016-10-20, 307👍, 0💬

OUTPUT - Defining Output Parameters in Stored Procedures in SQL Server
How To Define Output Parameters in Stored Procedures in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Sometime a stored procedure not only want to take input values from the calling statement batch, but it also want to send output values back to the calling statement batch. This can be done by defining output parameters...
2016-12-28, 304👍, 0💬

SQL Server Database Tutorials
Where to find SQL Server database server tutorials? Here is a collection of tutorials, tips and FAQs for SQL Server DBA and SQL Server database application developers. Clear explanations and sample scripts provided can be used as learning tutorials or interview preparation guides. It doesn't matter ...
2016-10-18, 300👍, 0💬

Counting Rows with the COUNT(*) Function in SQL Server
How To Count Rows with the COUNT(*) Function in SQL Server? If you want to count the number of rows, you can use the COUNT(*) function in the SELECT clause. The following tutorial exercise shows you some good examples: SELECT COUNT(*) FROM fyi_links GO 7 SELECT COUNT(*) FROM fyi_links WHERE url LIKE...
2016-10-26, 298👍, 0💬

Creating Multi-Statement Table-Value Functions in SQL Server
How To Create an Multi-Statement Table-Valued Function in SQL Server Transact-SQL? To create a multi-statement table-valued function, you need to define a temporary table as the returning table in the function. INSERT statements should be used to insert data into the returning table. The tutorial ex...
2016-10-17, 295👍, 0💬

CREATE TABLE - Creating New Tables in SQL Server
How to create new tables with "CREATE TABLE" statements in SQL Server? If you want to create a new table, you can use the "CREATE TABLE" statement. The following tutorial script shows you how to create a table called "tip": CREATE TABLE tip (id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, subject VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL, desc...
2016-11-17, 294👍, 0💬

GO - Sending a Statement Batch from "sqlcmd" in SQL Server
How To Use GO Command in "sqlcmd" in SQL Server? "sqlcmd" is a command line client application to run Transact-SQL statements on a target SQL Server. When "sqlcmd" is started and connected to a SQL Server, it will start a new batch and prompt you to enter the first statement of the batch. You can en...
2016-12-04, 293👍, 0💬

Creating a View with Data from Multiple Tables in SQL Server
Can You Create a View with Data from Multiple Tables in SQL Server? Can You Create a View with Data from Multiple Tables? The answer is yes. A view can be created with a SELECT statement to join data from multiple tables. It is a common practice to normalize data into multiple tables. Then using a v...
2016-11-05, 291👍, 0💬

Downloading and Installing SQL Server Management Studio Express in SQL Server
How to download and install Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express in SQL Server? Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is a free, easy-to-use graphical management tool for managing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services. I...
2016-12-04, 290👍, 0💬

Passing Values to Stored Procedure Parameters in SQL Server
How To Provide Values to Stored Procedure Parameters in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If a stored procedure is created with parameters, you need pass values to those parameters when calling the stored procedure with one of two formats listed below: -- Passing values only EXEC procedure_name value_1, valu...
2016-12-28, 287👍, 0💬

Generating CREATE VIEW Scripts on Existing Views in SQL Server
How To Generate CREATE VIEW Script on an Existing View in SQL Server? If you want to know how an existing view was created, you can use SQL Server Management Studio to automatically generate a "CREATE VIEW" script The following tutorial shows you how to do this: 1. Run SQL Server Management Studio a...
2016-11-05, 287👍, 0💬

Connecting SQL Server Management Studio Express To a SQL Server in SQL Server
How to connect SQL Server Management Studio Express to SQL Server 2005 Express in SQL Server? Once you have SQL Server 2005 Express installed and running on your local machine, you are ready to connect SQL Server Management Studio Express to the server: Click Start > Programs > Microsoft SQL S...
2016-12-04, 284👍, 0💬

What Causes Index Fragmentation in SQL Server
What Causes Index Fragmentation in SQL Server? Index fragmentation is usually caused by deleting of existing rows or updating existing values of the indexed column. Inserting new rows should not cause any index fragmentation. This tutorial exercise shows you how update statements of 50000 rows on th...
2016-11-08, 284👍, 0💬

DROP_EXISTING - Recreating an Existing Index in SQL Server
How To Recreate an Existing Index in SQL Server? If you want to change the definition of an existing index, you can use the "DROP INDEX" statement to drop the index first. Then use the "CREATE INDEX" statement to create it again with the new definition. But you can also combine those two statements ...
2016-11-08, 282👍, 0💬

WHILE ... Loops in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to execute statements in loops in SQL Server Transact-SQL? How to use WHILE ... loops? You can use WHILE ... statements to execute statements in loops in Transact-SQL using these syntaxes: -- Loop with a single statement WHILE condition statement -- Loop with a statement block WHILE condition --...
2017-01-11, 281👍, 0💬

Verifying SQL Server Running Status in SQL Server
How do you know if SQL Server is running on your local system in SQL Server? After installing SQL Server 2006 Express Edition, it will be running on your local system quietly as a background process. If you want to see this process is running, run Windows Task Manager. You should see a process calle...
2016-12-08, 281👍, 0💬

CREATE VIEW - Creating a View on an Existing Table in SQL Server
How To Create a View on an Existing Table in SQL Server? If you want to a view on an existing table, you can use the CREATE VIEW statement in a simple syntax: CREATE VIEW view_name AS SELECT ... The tutorial exercise below shows you how to create a view to represent sub set of data stored in fyi_lin...
2016-11-05, 279👍, 0💬

Using SELECT Statements on Views in SQL Server
Can SELECT Statements Be Used on Views in SQL Server? Select (query) statements can be used on views in the same way as tables. The following tutorial exercise helps you creating a view and running a query statement on the view: CREATE VIEW myLinks AS SELECT * FROM fyi_links WHERE url LIKE '%fyi%' G...
2016-10-26, 277👍, 0💬

IF ... ELSE Statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to execute statements under given conditions in SQL Server Transact-SQL? How to use IF ... ELSE statements? You can use IF ... ELSE statements to execute statements under given conditions in Transact-SQL using these syntaxes: IF condition statement_1 IF condition statement_1 ELSE statement_2 IF ...
2017-01-11, 276👍, 0💬

Running Queries with SQL Server Management Studio Express in SQL Server
How to run Queries with SQL Server Management Studio Express in SQL Server? 1. Launch and connect SQL Server Management Studio Express to the local SQL Server 2005 Express. 2. Click on the "New Query" button below the menu line. Enter the following SQL statement in the query window: SELECT 'Welcome ...
2016-12-04, 276👍, 0💬

Selecting Some Specific Columns from a Table in SQL Server
How To Select Some Specific Columns from a Table in a Query in SQL Server? If you want explicitly tell the query to return some specific columns, you can specify the column names in the SELECT clause. The following select statement returns only three columns, "id", "created" and "url" from the table...
2016-10-26, 276👍, 0💬

CONTINUE to Next Loop Iteration in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to continue to the next iteration of a WHILE loop in SQL Server Transact-SQL? How to use CONTINUE statements? You can use the CONTINUE statement to continue to the next iteration of a WHILE loop by skipping the rest of statement block of the current iteration using this syntax: WHILE condition B...
2017-01-11, 274👍, 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...
2016-10-18, 274👍, 0💬

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