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Database in Use When Dropping a Database in SQL Server
Why I am getting this error when dropping a database in SQL Server? If you are trying to drop a database that is in use, you will get an error message like this: 'Cannot drop database "FyiCenterData" because it is currently in use.' Before dropping a database, you must stop all client sessions using...
2016-11-24, 239👍, 0💬

Index Speeding Up SELECT Statements in SQL Server
Does Index Speed Up SELECT Statements in SQL Server? If you want to see the impact of indexes on SELECT statements, you can run the same SELECT statement on "fyi_links" and "fyi_links_indexed" tables. See the tutorial exercise below: USE FyiCenterData; GO -- Run SELECT on the table without indexes D...
2016-11-13, 239👍, 0💬

Creating and Managing Triggers in SQL Server
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Creating and Managing Triggers in SQL Server? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Creating and Managing Triggers in SQL Server. Clear explanations and tutorial exercises are provid...
2016-10-25, 239👍, 0💬

Using Multiple Columns in the GROUP BY Clause in SQL Server
Can Multiple Columns Be Used in GROUP BY in SQL Server? If you want to break your output into smaller groups, you can specify multiple column names or expressions in the GROUP BY clause. Output in each group must satisfy a specific combination of the expressions listed in the GROUP BY clause. The mo...
2016-10-25, 239👍, 0💬

What Is CSV in MySQL
What Is CSV in MySQL? CSV (Comma Separated Values) is a file format used to store database table contents, where one table row is stored as one line in the file, and each data field is separated with comma.   ⇒Database Basics and Terminologies in MySQL ⇒⇒MySQL Database Tutorials
2016-10-16, 239👍, 0💬

Understanding and Managing Indexes in SQL Server
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Understanding and Managing Indexes in SQL Server? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Understanding and Managing Indexes in SQL Server. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exe...
2016-11-15, 238👍, 0💬

"CREATE TABLE" Statement - Creating New Tables in SQL Server
How to create new table with "CREATE TABLE" statements in SQL Server? This is the second tutorial of a quick lesson on creating database objects with Transact-SQL statements. This lesson shows you how to create a database, create a table in the database, and then access and change the data in the ta...
2016-12-02, 237👍, 0💬

Getting a List of All Databases on the Server in SQL Server
How to get a list all databases on the SQL server in SQL Server? If you don't remember database names you have created, you can get a list of all databases on the server by query the "sys.databases" view as shown in this tutorial example: CREATE DATABASE FyiCenterData GO SELECT name, database_id, cr...
2016-11-24, 237👍, 0💬

Difference Between Clustered and Non-Clustered Indexes in SQL Server
What Is the Difference Between Clustered and Non-Clustered Indexes in SQL Server? SQL Server 2005 supports two types of indexes: clustered index and non-clustered index. Here are the main differences between them: One table can only have only one clustered index. One table can only have many non-clu...
2016-11-13, 237👍, 0💬

Inserting Data into a View in SQL Server
Can You Insert Data into a View in SQL Server? Can you insert data into a view? The answer is no. But if the question is "Can you insert data into the underlying table through view?" The answer is then yes. SQL Server will allow you to insert data into the underlying table through a view with a cond...
2016-11-04, 237👍, 0💬

Assigning New Column Names in a View in SQL Server
How To Assign New Column Names in a View in SQL Server? By default, column names in a view are provided by the underlying SELECT statement. But sometimes, the underlying SELECT statement can not provide names for output columns that specified as expressions with functions and operations. In this cas...
2016-11-03, 237👍, 0💬

Show the Current Transaction Mode in MySQL
How To Find Out the Current Transaction Mode in MySQL? If you are not sure about your current transaction mode, you can use the "SELECT @@AUTOCOMMIT FROM DUAL" statement to find out as shown in the following tutorial exercise: &gt;\mysql\bin\mysql -u dev -piyf fyi mysql&gt; SELECT @@AUTOCOMM...
2016-10-17, 237👍, 0💬

Turning on mysql Extension on the PHP Engine in MySQL
How To Turn on mysql Extension on the PHP Engine in MySQL? The "mysql" API extension is provided as "php_mysql.dll" for Windows system. Your PHP binary download package should have "php_mysql.dll" included. No need for another download. But you need to check the PHP configuration file, \php\php.ini,...
2017-07-30, 236👍, 0💬

Subtracting a DATETIME Value from Another DATETIME Value in SQL Server
Can a DATETIME Value Be Subtracted from Another DATETIME Value in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Can a datetime value be subtracted from another datetime value? The answer is yes. The subtract operation can be performed by the subtract operator (-) as: datetime1 - datetime2: Returning a DATETIME value cal...
2017-02-20, 236👍, 0💬

What Is a Table in SQL Server
What is a table in SQL Server? A table in database is a data object used to store data. Tables have the following features: Data is stored in a table with a structure of rows and columns. Columns must be pre-defined with names, types and constrains. A table object may have other associated data obje...
2016-11-20, 236👍, 0💬

"sp_columns" - Getting a List of Columns in a Table in SQL Server
How To Get a List of Columns using the "sp_columns" Stored Procedure in SQL Server? If you have an existing table, but you don't remember what are the columns defined in the table, you can use the "sp_columns" stored procedure to get a list of all columns of the specified table. The following tutori...
2016-11-17, 236👍, 0💬

"AS" - Naming Query Output Columns in SQL Server
How To Name Query Output Columns in SQL Server? Each column in the query output has a default name. If you don't like the default name, you can specify a new name for any column in the query output by using the AS clause. The following statement shows you a good example: SELECT tag AS Category, YEAR...
2016-10-29, 236👍, 0💬

"CREATE LOGIN" - Creating a New Login Name in SQL Server
How To Create a New Login Name in SQL Server in SQL Server? In previous tutorials, it is assumed that you use the "sa" (System Administrator) login name to connect to your SQL Server. But that is not what a normal developer uses to connect to the server, since "sa" has the ALL permissions granted. Y...
2016-10-20, 236👍, 0💬

Defragmenting Table Indexes in SQL Server
How To Defragment Table Indexes in SQL Server? When a table index is fragmented to a certain percentage, you need to defragment the index to maintain its performance level. There are 3 ways to defragment: 1. "ALTER INDEX index_name ON table_name REORGANIZE" - Defragmenting the specified index perfor...
2016-11-08, 235👍, 0💬

Sorting Query Output with ORDER BY Clauses in SQL Server
How To Sort the Query Output with ORDER BY Clauses in SQL Server? If you want the returning rows to be sorted, you can specify a sorting expression in the ORDER BY clause. The simplest sort expression is column name who's values will be sorted by. The following select statement returns rows sorted b...
2016-10-26, 235👍, 0💬

Using ORDER BY with UNION Operators in SQL Server
How To Use ORDER BY with UNION Operators in SQL Server? If you need to sort the output from two queries grouped together with a UNION operator, you need to apply the ORDER BY clause at the group level, not at the subquery level. Note that SQL Server and MySQL react differently to the ORDER BY clause...
2016-10-26, 235👍, 0💬

"sys.objects" - Listing All Objects in a Given Schema in SQL Server
How To List All Objects in a Given Schema in SQL Server? If you are wonder what objects are stored in a given schema as an object container, you can use view "sys.objects" to get a list of all objects in a schema. The tutorial exercise shows you how to list all objects in schema "fyi" and "dbo": -- ...
2016-10-22, 235👍, 0💬

Ways to Start a New Transaction in MySQL
How To Start a New Transaction in MySQL? MySQL server offers two modes to manage transactions: Autocommit On - Default mode. Can be started with "SET AUTOCOMMIT = 1" command. In this mode, every single SQL statement is a new transaction. All changes will be committed at the end of the statement exec...
2016-10-17, 235👍, 0💬

What Is Commit in MySQL
What Is Commit in MySQL? Commit is a way to terminate a transaction with all database changes to be saved permanently to the database server.   ⇒Database Basics and Terminologies in MySQL ⇒⇒MySQL Database Tutorials
2016-10-16, 235👍, 0💬

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