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UNIQUE Constraint Creating Default Index in SQL Server
Does the UNIQUE Constraint Create an Index in SQL Server? If you add the UNIQUE constraint on a column, SQL Server will automatically add a non-clustered index for that column. The tutorial exercise below shows you the index created as part of the UNIQUE column, "id", of "fyi_links": USE FyiCenterDa...
2016-11-13, 364👍, 0💬

Date and Time Intervals in MySQL
What Are Date and Time Intervals in MySQL? A date and time interval is special value to be used to increment or decrement a date or a time at a given date or time unit. A data and time interval should be expression in the format of "INTERVAL expression unit", where "unit" and "expression" should fol...
2017-12-26, 363👍, 0💬

Fixing INSERT Command Denied Error in MySQL
How To Fix the INSERT Command Denied Error in MySQL? The reason for getting the "1142: INSERT command denied" error is that your user account does not have the INSERT privilege on the table or database. To resolve this error, you need to ask your MySQL DBA to grant you the right privilege. Your DBA ...
2017-10-08, 363👍, 0💬

sys.indexes - Viewing Existing Indexes on an Given Table in SQL Server
How To View Existing Indexes on an Given Table using sys.indexes in SQL Server? Another way to view existing indexes defined for a given table is to use the system view called "sys.indexes". The tutorial exercise shows you how many indexes were defined from the previous tutorial on table "fyi_links"...
2016-11-15, 363👍, 0💬

Deleting a Table That Is Used by a View in SQL Server
What Happens If You Delete a Table That Is Used by a View in SQL Server? Assuming that you have a table which is used by a view, and you try to delete that table. SQL Server will let you delete the table without any trouble. But that view will become invalid. The tutorial exercise below shows you wh...
2016-11-04, 363👍, 0💬

Drop an Existing Table in MySQL
How To Drop an Existing Table in MySQL? If you want to delete an existing table and its data rows, you can use the "DROP TABLE" statement as shown in the tutorial script below: mysql&gt; SELECT * FROM tipBackup; +----+-------------+---------- ---------------+-------------+| id | subject | descri...
2018-02-14, 362👍, 0💬

Types of Cursors Supported in PL/SQL in Oracle
How Many Types of Cursors Supported in PL/SQL in Oracle? PL/SQL supports two types of cursors: The implicit cursor - A single default cursor that automatically connects to the last DML statement executed. Explicit cursors - User defined cursors with specific DML statements and execution statuses.   ...
2018-02-01, 362👍, 0💬

Using Group Functions in the SELECT Clause in MySQL
How To Use Group Functions in the SELECT Clause in MySQL? If group functions are used in the SELECT clause, they will be used on the rows that meet the query selection criteria, the output of group functions will be returned as output of the query. The following select statement returns 3 values cal...
2018-01-06, 362👍, 0💬

"sp_help" - Getting a List of Columns in a Table in SQL Server
How To Get a List of Columns using the "sp_help" Stored Procedure in SQL Server? Another way to get a list of columns from a table is to use the "sp_help" stored procedure. "sp_help" returns more than just a list of columns. It returns: the table information, the column information, the identity col...
2016-11-17, 362👍, 0💬

Scope Levels of User Privileges in MySQL
How Many Scope Levels Can User Privileges Apply in MySQL? MySQL supports 5 scope levels a user privilege can be granted: Global Level - A privilege granted at this level applies to all databases on the server. Privileges granted at the global level stored in "mysql.user" table. Database Level - A pr...
2017-12-09, 361👍, 0💬

Inserting Data into an Existing Table in MySQL
How To Insert Data into an Existing Table in MySQL? If you want to insert a row of data into an existing table, you can use the INSERT INTO statement as shown in the following sample script: &lt;?php include "mysql_connection.php"; $sql = "INSERT INTO fyi_links (id, url) VALUES (" . " 101, 'dev....
2017-10-08, 361👍, 0💬

Getting Month and Weekday Names from DATATIME Values in SQL Server
How To Get Month and Weekday Names from DATETIME Values in SQL Server Transact-SQL? In DATETIME values, the month part and weekday part have names. You can use the DATENAME() function to get the month name and weekday name from a DATETIME value in the following format: DATENAME(datepart, date) retur...
2017-02-14, 361👍, 0💬

"sp_columns" - Getting a List of Columns in a View in SQL Server
How To Get a List of Columns in a View 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 view, you can use the "sp_columns" stored procedure to get a list of all columns of the specified view. The followin...
2016-11-05, 361👍, 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, 361👍, 0💬

Verify Oracle TNS Settings in Oracle
How To Verify Oracle TNS Settings in Oracle? If you have installed an Oracle server or an Oracle client tool on your local system, the TNS is automatically installed with a simple configuration file, tnsnames.ora, to define Oracle connect identifiers. For example, if you have Oracle XE server instal...
2016-10-15, 361👍, 0💬

Ways to Get the Current Time in MySQL
How Many Ways to Get the Current Time in MySQL? There are 8 ways to get the current time: SELECT NOW() FROM DUAL; 2006-07-01 10:02:41 SELECT CURRENT_TIME() FROM DUAL; 10:02:58 SELECT SYSDATE() FROM DUAL; 2006-07-01 10:03:21 mysql&gt; SELECT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP() FROM DUAL; 2006-07-01 10:04:03 SELE...
2018-03-13, 360👍, 0💬

Converting Dates to Character Strings in MySQL
How To Convert Dates to Character Strings in MySQL? You can convert dates to character strings using the DATE_FORMAT(date, format) function. MySQL supports the following basic formatting codes: %a Abbreviated weekday name (Sun..Sat) %b Abbreviated month name (Jan..Dec) %c Month, numeric (0..12) %D D...
2017-12-26, 360👍, 0💬

Turn on Binary Logs in MySQL
How To Turn on Binary Logs in MySQL? If you want MySQL to write binary logs to a file, you can use the "--log-bin=fileBaseName" option at the "mysqld" command line. The tutorial exercise below shows you a good example on how to use this option: &gt;cd \mysql\bin &gt;mkdir \mysql\logs &gt...
2017-11-29, 360👍, 0💬

Selecting Other User's Database in MySQL
Can You Select Someone Else Database in MySQL? If your MySQL server is provided by an Internet service company, they will provide you one database for your use only. There are many other databases on the server for other users. But your user account will have no privilege to select other databases. ...
2017-10-23, 360👍, 0💬

Creating Local Temporary Stored Procedures in SQL Server
How To Create a Local Temporary Stored Procedure in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A local temporary stored procedure is a special stored procedure that: Is created like a normal (permanent) stored procedure with the name prefixed with a number sign (#). Are only valid in the same client session where it ...
2016-12-28, 360👍, 0💬

What Are User Privileges in MySQL
What Are User Privileges in MySQL? MySQL offers many user privileges to control user accesses to different functions and data objects. Here are some commonly used privileges: ALL - All privileges. CREATE - Allows the user to use CREATE TABLE commands. ALTER - Allows the user to use ALTER TABLE comma...
2017-12-09, 359👍, 0💬

Close MySQL Connection Objects in MySQL
How To Close MySQL Connection Objects in MySQL? MySQL connection objects created with mysql_connect() calls should be closed as soon as you have finished all of your database access needs by calling mysql_close($con) function. This will reduce the consumption of connection resources on your MySQL se...
2017-11-11, 359👍, 0💬

Sorting Output in Descending Order in MySQL
How To Sort Output in Descending Order in MySQL? If you want to sort a column in descending order, you can specify the DESC keyword in the ORDER BY clause. The following SELECT statement first sorts the "tag" in descending order, then sorts the "counts" in ascending order: mysql&gt; SELECT tag, ...
2017-11-02, 359👍, 0💬

"DROP DATABASE" - Deleting Databases in SQL Server
How to delete a database in SQL Server? If you created a database incorrectly, or you have a database that is not needed any more, you can delete it with the "DROP DATABASE" statement with this syntax: DROP DATABASE database_name For example, execute this statement: DROP DATABASE FyiCenterData GO Th...
2016-11-24, 359👍, 0💬

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