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What Is Open Database Communication (ODBC) in Oracle
What Is Open Database Communication (ODBC) in Oracle? ODBC, Open Database Communication, a standard API (application program interface) developed by Microsoft for Windows applications to communicate with database management systems. Oracle offers ODBC drivers to allow Windows applications to connect...
2016-10-15, 158👍, 0💬

UPDATE Subquery Returning Multiple Rows in SQL Server
What Happens If the UPDATE Subquery Returns Multiple Rows in SQL Server? If a subquery is used in a UPDATE statement, it must return exactly one row for each row in the update table that matches the WHERE clause. If it returns multiple rows, SQL Server will give you an error message. To test this ou...
2016-11-02, 157👍, 0💬

Security Model Used in SQL Server 2005 in SQL Server
What Is the Security Model Used in SQL Server 2005 in SQL Server? SQL Server 2005 uses a very standard security model involves 3 concepts: Securables - Entities representing resources that need to be secured. For example, a database table is a securable. Principals - Entities representing users that...
2016-10-20, 157👍, 0💬

Declaring and Using Cursor Variables in SQL Server
How To Declare and Use Cursor Variables in SQL Server Transact-SQL? There are two ways to representing a cursor: 1. A cursor name - A static name representing a cursor object. A cursor name should be linked to a cursor object in the DECLARE statement. 2. A cursor variable name - A variable name poin...
2016-10-17, 157👍, 0💬

Entering Date and Time Values in SQL Server
How To Enter Date and Time values in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Transact-SQL does not support date and time literals. If you want to enter date and time values, you have to use character string literals and rely implicit casting rules to convert them into date and time values. When casting character s...
2017-04-15, 156👍, 0💬

Casting Numeric Values to DATETIME in SQL Server Transact-SQL
Can I cast numeric values to DATETIME values in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Yes, you can cast numeric values to DATATIME values in Transact-SQL. The implicit casting rules are for numeric values to DATETIME values are: Numeric values are casted linearly to DATETIME values. Decimal 0 represents 1900-01-...
2017-04-15, 156👍, 0💬

DML (Data Manipulation Language_Statements in SQL Server
What Are DML (Data Manipulation Language) Statements in SQL Server? DML (Data Manipulation Language) statements are statements to change data values in database tables. The are 3 primary DML statements: INSERT - Inserting new rows into database tables. For example "INSERT INTO fyi_links VALUES (101,...
2016-11-03, 156👍, 0💬

Testing Table for SELECT Statements in SQL Server
How To Create a Testing Table with Test Data to try with SELECT statements in SQL Server? If you want to follow the tutorial exercises presented in this collection, you need to create a testing table and insert some test data, as shown in the following sample script: CREATE TABLE fyi_links (id INTEG...
2016-10-26, 155👍, 0💬

"OPEN" - Executing the Query of a Cursor in SQL Server
How To Execute the Cursor Queries with "OPEN" Statements in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Once a cursor is declared, you need to execute the query attached to the cursor so that the result set returned from the query can be accessed through the cursor. To execute the cursor query, you should use the OPEN...
2016-10-17, 155👍, 0💬

Start a New Transaction Explicitly in MySQL
How To Start a New Transaction Explicitly in MySQL? If you are confused on the implicit new transaction rules, you can always start a new transaction with the "START TRANSACTION" command to start a new transaction explicitly. "START TRANSACTION" command works in both "Autocommit On" and "Autocommit ...
2016-10-17, 155👍, 0💬

Turn on and off Autocommit in MySQL
How To Switch between Autocommit-On and Autocommit-Off Modes in MySQL? By default, your connection session will be in Autocommit-On mode, where every server executable statement will start a new transaction, and end the transaction when the execution ends. Changes will be committed. So consider this...
2016-10-17, 155👍, 0💬

Providing Column Names in INSERT Statements in SQL Server
How to provide column names in INSERT Statements in SQL Server? If you don't want to specify values for columns that have default values, or you want to specify values to columns in an order different than how they are defined, you can provide a column list in the INSERT statement. If a column is om...
2016-11-02, 154👍, 0💬

Duplicate Key Error on Primary Key Columns in SQL Server
What Happens If You Insert a Duplicate Key for the Primary Key Column in SQL Server? If your table has a primary key column, and you are trying to insert a new row with duplicate key value on the primary key column, you will get an error. The reason is simple - Primary key column does not allow dupl...
2016-11-02, 154👍, 0💬

Updating Multiple Rows with One UPDATE Statement in SQL Server
How To Update Multiple Rows with One UPDATE Statement in SQL Server? If the WHERE clause in an UPDATE statement matches multiple rows, the SET clause will be applied to all matched rows. This rule allows you to update values on multiple rows in a single UPDATE statement. Here is a good example: SELE...
2016-11-02, 154👍, 0💬

"DROP SCHEMA" - Dropping an Existing Schema in SQL Server
How To Drop an Existing Schema in SQL Server? If you want to delete a schema, you need to move all objects out of that schema, then use the "DROP SCHEMA" statement to delete the schema. The tutorial exercise below shows you how to drop schema "fyi": -- Login with "sa" USE FyiCenterData; GO -- Drop f...
2016-10-20, 154👍, 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...
2016-10-18, 154👍, 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, 154👍, 0💬

Using Values from Other Tables in UPDATE Statements in SQL Server
How To Use Values from Other Tables in UPDATE Statements in SQL Server? If you want to update values in one table with values from another table, you can use a subquery as an expression in the SET clause. The subquery should return only one row for each row in the update table that matches the WHERE...
2016-11-02, 153👍, 0💬

Mixing Group Functions with Non-group Selection Fields in SQL Server
Can Group Functions Be Mixed with Non-group Selection Fields in SQL Server? If a group function is used in the SELECT clause, all other selection fields must be group level fields. Non-group fields can not be mixed with group fields in the SELECT clause. The script below gives you an example of inva...
2016-10-25, 153👍, 0💬

HAVING - Apply Filtering Criteria at Group Level in SQL Server
How To Apply Filtering Criteria at Group Level with The HAVING Clause in SQL Server? Let's say you have divided the query output into multiple groups with the GROUP BY clause. Now you are only interested in some of the groups, not all the groups. If you want to filter out some groups from the query,...
2016-10-25, 153👍, 0💬

"CREATE USER" - Creating a User Name in a Database in SQL Server
How To Create a User Name in a Database in SQL Server? User names are security principals at the database level. If you want to allow a login name to access a specific database, you need to create a user name in that database and link it to the login name. Creating a user name can be done by using t...
2016-10-19, 153👍, 0💬

What Are Triggers in SQL Server
What Are Triggers in SQL Server? A trigger is a special kind of stored procedure that automatically executes when an event occurs in the database server. A trigger is really an event handler. SQL Server allows users to create triggers (event handlers) for 3 types of events: DML Event - Occurs when a...
2016-10-25, 152👍, 0💬

Connect ASP Pages to Oracle Servers in Oracle
How To Connect ASP Pages to Oracle Servers in Oracle? If you are running Windows IIS Web server and serving ASP Web pages, you can get data from Oracle servers into your ASP pages through ODBC drivers. To do this, you need to install the correct Oracle ODBC driver and define a DSN on the IIS Web ser...
2016-10-15, 152👍, 0💬

Selecting Some Specific Rows from a Table in SQL Server
How To Select Some Specific Rows from a Table in SQL Server? If you don't want select all rows from a table, you can specify a WHERE clause to tell the query to return only the rows that meets the condition defined in the WHERE clause. The WHERE clause condition is a normal Boolean expression. If an...
2016-10-26, 151👍, 0💬

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