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How To Delete All Rows from a Table in Oracle? If you want to delete all rows from a table, you have two options: Use the DELETE statement with no WHERE clause. Use the TRUNCATE TABLE statement. The TRUNCATE statement is more efficient the DELETE statement. The tutorial exercise shows you a good exa...
2020-01-04, 558👍, 0💬

Select Some Columns from a Table in Oracle
How To Select Some Columns from a Table in Oracle? If you want explicitly tell the query to some columns, you can specify the column names in SELECT clause. The following select statement returns only two columns from the table "departments": SQL&gt; SELECT location_id, department_name FROM DEPA...
2019-12-19, 597👍, 0💬

Select Some Rows from a Table in Oracle
How To Select Some Rows from a Table in Oracle? 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 following select statement only returns rows that has department name sta...
2019-12-19, 597👍, 0💬

Select All Columns of All Rows in Oracle
How To Select All Columns of All Rows from a Table in Oracle? The simplest query statement is the one that selects all columns of all rows from a table: "SELECT * FROM table_name;". The (*) in the SELECT clause tells the query to return all columns. The tutorial exercise below gives you a good examp...
2019-12-19, 594👍, 0💬

Sort the Query Output in Oracle
How To Sort the Query Output in Oracle? If you want the returning rows to be sorted, you can specify a sorting expression in the ORDER BY clause. The following select statement returns rows sorted by the values in the "manager_id" column: SQL&gt; SELECT * FROM departments ORDER BY manager_id; DE...
2019-12-19, 580👍, 0💬

Query Output Sorted by Multiple Columns in Oracle
Can the Query Output Be Sorted by Multiple Columns in Oracle? You can specifying multiple columns in the ORDER BY clause as shown in the following example statement, which returns employees' salaries sorted by department and salary value: SQL&gt; SELECT department_id, first_name, last_name, sala...
2019-12-19, 537👍, 0💬

What Are Group Functions in Oracle
What Are Group Functions in Oracle? Group functions are functions applied to a group of rows. Examples of group functions are: COUNT(*) - Returns the number of rows in the group. MIN(exp) - Returns the minimum value of the expression evaluated on each row of the group. MAX(exp) - Returns the maximum...
2019-12-19, 648👍, 0💬

Count the Number of Rows with SELECT Statements in Oracle
How To Use SELECT Statement to Count the Number of Rows in Oracle? If you want to count the number of rows, you can use the COUNT(*) function in the SELECT clause. The following select statement returns the number of rows in the "department" table: SQL&gt; SELECT COUNT(*) FROM departments; COUNT...
2019-12-19, 642👍, 0💬

Use of SELECT Statements in Views in Oracle
Can SELECT Statements Be Used on Views in Oracle? Select (query) statements can 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: SQL&gt; CREATE VIEW managed_dept AS SELECT * FROM departments WHERE manage...
2019-12-19, 582👍, 0💬

Filter Out Duplications in Returning Rows in Oracle
How To Filter Out Duplications in Returning Rows in Oracle? If there are duplications in the returning rows, and you want to remove the duplications, you can use the keyword DISTINCT or UNIQUE in the SELECT clause. The tutorial exercise below shows you that DISTINCT works on selected columns only: S...
2019-12-19, 579👍, 0💬

Sort Query Output in Descending Order in Oracle
How To Sort Query Output in Descending Order in Oracle? 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 department in descending order, then sorts the salary in ascending order: SQL&gt; SELE...
2019-12-19, 561👍, 0💬

Unicode Character String Literals in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How To Enter Unicode Character String Literals in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Unicode characters are multi-byte characters. They are very hard to be entered as string literals, because it requires: The SQL client tool to support Unicode characters. The command line tool 'sqlcmd' does not support Unicod...
2019-12-05, 3706👍, 1💬

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Concatenate Two Text Values in Oracle
How To Concatenate Two Text Values in Oracle? There are two ways to concatenate two text values together: CONCAT() function. '||' operation. Here is some examples on how to use them: SELECT 'FYI' || 'Center' || '.com' FROM DUAL; FYICenter.com SELECT CONCAT('FYICenter','.com') FROM DUAL; FYICenter.co...
2019-12-02, 1129👍, 0💬

Convert Times to Character Strings in Oracle
How To Convert Times to Character Strings in Oracle? You can convert dates to characters using the TO_CHAR() function as shown in the following examples: SELECT TO_CHAR(SYSDATE, 'HH:MI:SS') FROM DUAL; 04:49:49 SELECT TO_CHAR(SYSDATE, 'HH24:MI:SS.FF') FROM DUAL; -- Error: SYSDATE has no fractional se...
2019-12-02, 718👍, 0💬

What Is NULL Value in Oracle
What Is NULL Value in Oracle? NULL is a special value representing "no value" in all data types. NULL can be used on in operations like other values. But most operations has special rules when NULL is involved. The tutorial exercise below shows you some examples: SET NULL 'NULL'; -- Make sure NULL i...
2019-12-02, 717👍, 0💬

Use NULL as Conditions in Oracle
How To Use NULL as Conditions in Oracle? If you want to compare values against NULL as conditions, you should use the "IS NULL" or "IS NOT NULL" operator. Do not use "=" or "&lt;&gt;" against NULL. The sample script below shows you some good examples: SELECT 'A' IS NULL FROM DUAL; -- Error: ...
2019-12-02, 678👍, 0💬

Convert Character Strings to Times in Oracle
How To Convert Character Strings to Times in Oracle? You can convert dates to characters using the TO_CHAR() function as shown in the following examples: SELECT TO_CHAR(TO_DATE('04:49:49', 'HH:MI:SS'), 'DD-MON-YYYY HH24:MI:SS') FROM DUAL; -- Default date is the first day of the current month 01-MAY-...
2019-12-02, 675👍, 0💬

Divide Query Output into Groups in Oracle
How To Divide Query Output into Groups in Oracle? You can divide query output into multiple groups with the GROUP BY clause. It allows you specify a column as the grouping criteria, so that rows with the same value in the column will be considered as a single group. When the GROUP BY clause is speci...
2019-11-21, 705👍, 0💬

Group Functions Used with Non-group Selection Fields in Oracle
Can Group Functions Be Mixed with Non-group Selection Fields in Oracle? 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 invalid ...
2019-11-21, 693👍, 0💬

Use Group Functions in the SELECT Clause in Oracle
How To Use Group Functions in the SELECT Clause in Oracle? 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 4 values ca...
2019-11-21, 650👍, 0💬

Count Duplicated Values in a Column in Oracle
How To Count Duplicated Values in a Column in Oracle? If you have a column with duplicated values, and you want to know what are those duplicated values are and how many duplicates are there for each of those values, you can use the GROUP BY ... HAVING clause as shown in the following example. It re...
2019-11-21, 620👍, 0💬

Apply Filtering Criteria at Group Level in Oracle
How To Apply Filtering Criteria at Group Level in Oracle? If you want to return only specific groups from the query, you can apply filtering criteria at the group level by using the HAVING clause inside the GROUP BY clause. The following script gives you a good HAVING example: SQL&gt; SELECT dep...
2019-11-21, 570👍, 0💬

Downloading and Installing SQL Server Sample Scripts in SQL Server
How to download and install SQL Server 2005 Sample Scripts in SQL Server? If you want to learn from sample scripts provided by Microsoft, you should follow this tutorial to download and install them: 1. Go to the SQL Server 2005 Samples and Sample Databases download page. 2. Go to the x86 section in...
2019-11-08, 1849👍, 2💬

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Query with an Inner Join in Oracle
How To Write a Query with an Inner Join in Oracle? If you want to query from two tables with an inner join, you can use the INNER JOIN ... ON clause in the FROM clause. The following query returns output with an inner join from two tables: employees and departments. The join condition is that the de...
2019-10-27, 752👍, 0💬

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