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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, 181👍, 0💬

Creating a Large Table with Random Data for Indexes in SQL Server
How To Create a Large Table with Random Data for Index Testing in SQL Server? If you want to see how index can be used to improve data search performance, you have to build some large tables, which requires large amount of random data. This tutorial exercise helps you to build a large table with pur...
2016-11-13, 181👍, 0💬

Inserting Multiple Rows with One INSERT Statement in SQL Server
How To Insert Multiple Rows with One INSERT Statement in SQL Server? If you want to insert multiple rows with a single INSERT statement, you can use a subquery instead of the VALUES clause. Rows returned from the subquery will be inserted the target table. The following tutorial exercise gives you a...
2016-11-02, 181👍, 0💬

SCROLL - Creating Cursors for Backward Scrolling in SQL Server
How To Create a Scrollable Cursor with the SCROLL Option in SQL Server Transact-SQL? SQL Server offers two scrolling option on cursors: 1. FORWARD_ONLY - The cursor can only be scrolled forward with "FETCH NEXT" statements. In another word, you can only loop through the cursor from the first row to ...
2016-10-17, 181👍, 0💬

Connect MS Access to Oracle Servers in Oracle
How To Connect MS Access to Oracle Servers in Oracle? Once you got a DSN defined in the ODBC manager that connects to an Oracle server, you can connect a normal MS Access document to the Oracle server, and link an Access table to Oracle table. The tutorial below gives you a good example: Start MS Ac...
2016-10-15, 181👍, 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, 180👍, 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, 180👍, 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, 180👍, 0💬

What Is a Schema in SQL Server 2005 in SQL Server
What Is a Schema in SQL Server 2005 in SQL Server? A schema is a container of database objects with the following interesting related rules: A schema may contain different object types, like tables, indexes, views, procedures, functions, etc. A database user can be assigned with a default schema. Ob...
2016-10-22, 180👍, 0💬

Transaction Committed when DDL Statement Executed in MySQL
What Happens to the Current Transaction If a DDL Statement Is Executed in MySQL? If a DDL statement is executed, the current transaction will be committed and ended. All the database changes made in the current transaction will become permanent. This is called an implicit commit by a DDL statement. ...
2016-10-17, 180👍, 0💬

Importance of Column Order in the SET Clause in Update Statements in SQL Server
Is the Order of Columns in the SET Clause Important in SQL Server? The answer is NO. The order of columns in the SET clause of the UPDATE statement is NOT important. You probably already noticed from the previous tutorial. There is a BIG DIFFERENCE among SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle on update multip...
2016-11-02, 179👍, 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, 179👍, 0💬

"ALTER LOGIN" - Changing the Password of a Login Name in SQL Server
How To Change the Password of a Login Name in SQL Server? If a developer lost the password of his or her login name, you can reset the password with the "ALTER LOGIN" statement as shown in this tutorial example: -- Login with sa ALTER LOGIN FYI_DBA WITH PASSWORD = 'fyicenter'; GO Command(s) complete...
2016-10-20, 178👍, 0💬

"FETCH" - Fetching the Next Row from a Cursor in SQL Server
How To Fetch the Next Row from a Cursor with a "FETCH" Statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL? When the result set is ready in a cursor, you can use a FETCH statement to retrieve one row from the result set in the same format as a SELECT statement. The FETCH statement has the following formats: FETCH ...
2016-10-17, 178👍, 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, 178👍, 0💬

Ways to End the Current Transaction in MySQL
How To End the Current Transaction in MySQL? There are several ways the current transaction can be ended implicitly or explicitly: In "Autocommit On" mode, a single-statement transaction will be ended implicitly when the execution of the statement ends. Changes will be committed. Running the COMMIT ...
2016-10-17, 178👍, 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, 176👍, 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, 176👍, 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, 175👍, 0💬

Rollback the Current Transaction in MySQL
How To Rollback the Current Transaction in MySQL? If you have used some DML statements updated some data objects, you find a problem with those updates, and you don't want those updates to be permanently recorded in the database, you can use the ROLLBACK command. It will remove all the database chan...
2016-10-17, 175👍, 0💬

Creating a Simple Table to Test Triggers in SQL Server
How To Create a Simple Table to Test Triggers in SQL Server? If you want to follow other tutorial examples included in this collection, you need to run this SQL script to create a simple table called fyi_users: USE FyiCenterData; GO DROP TABLE fyi_users; GO CREATE TABLE fyi_users ( id INTEGER IDENTI...
2016-10-25, 174👍, 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, 174👍, 0💬

Define DSN with ODBC Manager in Oracle
How To Define a Data Source Name (DSN) in ODBC Manager in Oracle? DSN (Data Source Name) is an ODBC connection identifier for Windows applications. Here is how you can define a DSN on your Windows system: Go to Control Panel. Go to Administrative Tools. Run Data Sources (ODBC). Go to System DSN tab....
2016-10-15, 174👍, 0💬

Show Installed Oracle ODBC Drivers in Oracle
How To Find Out What Oracle ODBC Drivers Are Installed in Oracle? To find out what Oracle ODBC drivers are installed on your Windows system, you can use the ODBC manager to look at them: Go to Control Panel. Go to Administrative Tools. Run Data Sources (ODBC). Go to System DSN tab. Click the Add but...
2016-10-15, 172👍, 0💬

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