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Generating CREATE VIEW Scripts on Existing Views in SQL Server
How To Generate CREATE VIEW Script on an Existing View in SQL Server? If you want to know how an existing view was created, you can use SQL Server Management Studio to automatically generate a "CREATE VIEW" script The following tutorial shows you how to do this: 1. Run SQL Server Management Studio a...
2016-11-05, 891👍, 0💬

READ_ONLY/READ_WRITE - Database Update Options in SQL Server
How to set database to be READ_ONLY in SQL Server? Databases in SQL Server have two update options: READ_WRITE - Data objects are allowed to be queried and modified. This is the default. READ_ONLY - Data objects are allowed to be queried, but not allowed to be modified. You can use the "ALTER DATABA...
2016-11-20, 890👍, 0💬

DATEDIFF() - Calculating DATETIME Value Differences in SQL Server
How To Calculate DATETIME Value Differences Using the DATEDIFF() Function in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you want to calculate the difference between two date and time values, you can use the DATEDIFF() function in the following format: DATEDIFF(datepart, startdate, enddate) returns INT: "startdate"...
2017-02-20, 874👍, 0💬

AdventureWorksLT - Downloading and Installing the Sample Database in SQL Server
How to download and install the scaled-down database AdventureWorksLT in SQL Server? If you want to practice you DBA skills with the scaled-down version of the sample database AdventureWorksLT provided by Microsoft, you should follow this tutorial to download and install it first: 1. Go to the SQL S...
2016-12-02, 867👍, 0💬

Downloading and Installing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Downloading and Installing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Downloading and Installing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. Clear answers are provid...
2016-12-08, 855👍, 0💬

Binary Literals in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are binary literals supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Binary literals in Transact-SQL are sequences of bytes written in hexadecimal digits with 0x prefixes. Binary literals are used to provide values to binary variables or table columns like BINARY, VARBINARY, IMAGE, etc. Here are some simp...
2017-05-05, 854👍, 0💬

CHARINDEX() and SUBSTRING() - Locating and Taking Substrings in SQL Server
How To Locate and Take Substrings with CHARINDEX() and SUBSTRING() Functions in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Transact-SQL is not a language designed for manipulating strings, but it does have two simple functions to locate and take substrings: CHARINDEX() and SUBSTRING(). The tutorial exercise below ass...
2017-03-07, 852👍, 0💬

What Is Microsoft SQL Server in SQL Server
What is Microsoft SQL Server in SQL Server? Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) developed by Microsoft. It runs on Windows systems and uses Transact-SQL as the query language. Microsoft SQL Server release history: 1993 - SQL Server 4.21 for Windows NT 1995 - SQL S...
2016-12-08, 851👍, 0💬

"ALTER USER" - Changing the Name of a Database User in SQL Server
How To Change the Name of a Database User in SQL Server? If you want to change the name of an existing database user, you can use the "ALTER USER" statement as shown in the tutorial exercise below: -- Login with "sa" USE FyiCenterData; GO ALTER USER Fyi_User WITH NAME = Dba_User; GO -- List all user...
2017-08-25, 849👍, 0💬

Import One Table back from a Dump File in Oracle
How To Import One Table Back from a Dump File in Oracle? If you only want to import one table back to the database, you can use a dump file that was created by full export, schema export or a table export. The following tutorial exercise shows you how to import the "fyi_links" table from a dump file...
2016-10-15, 847👍, 0💬

DROP_EXISTING - Recreating an Existing Index in SQL Server
How To Recreate an Existing Index in SQL Server? If you want to change the definition of an existing index, you can use the "DROP INDEX" statement to drop the index first. Then use the "CREATE INDEX" statement to create it again with the new definition. But you can also combine those two statements ...
2016-11-08, 844👍, 0💬

CONVERT() - Converting Numeric Expression Data Types in SQL Server
How To Convert Numeric Expression Data Types using the CONVERT() Function in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you want to convert the data type of a numeric expression to a new data type, you can use the CONVERT(data_type, expression) function. The tutorial exercise below shows you how to use the CONVERT...
2017-03-27, 837👍, 0💬

EXECUTE - Executing Stored Procedures in SQL Server
How To Execute a Stored Procedure in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you want execute a stored procedure created previously, you can use the EXECUTE statement in the following formats: EXEC procedure_name; EXECUTE procedure_name; The key word EXEC is actually optional. So you can execute a stored proced...
2017-01-05, 833👍, 0💬

Using User Defined Functions in SQL Server Transact-SQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Using User Defined Functions in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Using User Defined Functions in SQL Server Transact-SQL. Clear answers are provided wit...
2016-12-28, 827👍, 0💬

sys.procedures - Listing All Stored Procedures in SQL Server
How To List All Stored Procedures in the Current Database in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you want to see a list of stored procedures in your current database, you can use the system view, sys.procedures as shown in this tutorial exercise: USE FyiCenterData; GO SELECT * FROM sys.procedures; GO Name o...
2017-01-05, 825👍, 0💬

What Are Logical/Boolean Operations in SQL Server
What Are Logical/Boolean Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Logical (Boolean) operations are performed on Boolean values with logical operators like 'AND', 'OR', or 'NOT'. Logical operations return Boolean values. SQL Server 2005 supports the following logical operations: AND - Returns TRUE if b...
2017-01-11, 818👍, 0💬

CONVERT() - Formatting DATETIME Values to Strings in SQL Server
How To Format DATETIME Values to Strings with the CONVERT() Function in SQL Server Transact-SQL? SQL Server 2005 offers no functions to format DATETIME values in your own format patterns. But it does provide you a number of pre-defined format patterns that you can use with the CONVERT(char_type, dat...
2017-02-08, 813👍, 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...
2017-05-05, 810👍, 0💬

Creating Multi-Statement Table-Value Functions in SQL Server
How To Create an Multi-Statement Table-Valued Function in SQL Server Transact-SQL? To create a multi-statement table-valued function, you need to define a temporary table as the returning table in the function. INSERT statements should be used to insert data into the returning table. The tutorial ex...
2016-10-17, 809👍, 0💬

Dispaly Part Time in Days, Hours and Minutes in MySQL
How To Display a Past Time in Days, Hours and Minutes in MySQL? You have seen a lots of Websites are displaying past times in days, hours and minutes. If you want to do this yourself, you can use the TIMEDIFF() SQL function. Note that the TIMEDIFF() function can only handle time range within 839 hou...
2017-06-23, 808👍, 0💬

"IF ... ELSE IF ..." Statement Structures in SQL Server
How To Use "IF ... ELSE IF ..." Statement Structures in SQL Server Transact-SQL? "IF ... ELSE IF ..." statement structure is used to select one of the specified statements to be executed based on specified Boolean conditions. Here is the syntax of "IF ... ELSE IF ..." statement structure: IF conditi...
2017-01-11, 796👍, 0💬

Verifying SQL Server Running Status in SQL Server
How do you know if SQL Server is running on your local system in SQL Server? After installing SQL Server 2006 Express Edition, it will be running on your local system quietly as a background process. If you want to see this process is running, run Windows Task Manager. You should see a process calle...
2016-12-08, 795👍, 0💬

"CREATE PROCEDURE" - Creating Simple Stored Procedures in SQL Server
How To Create a Simple Stored Procedure in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you want to create a simple stored procedure with no input and output parameters, you can use the "CREATE PROCEDURE" command with a statement batch in a simple format as shown in below: CREATE PROCEDURE procedure_name AS statemen...
2017-01-05, 792👍, 0💬

NULLIF() - Replacing Given Values with NULL in SQL Server
How To Replace Given Values with NULL using NULLIF() in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Sometime you want to hide certain values by replacing them with NULL values. SQL Server offers you a nice function called NULLIF() to do this: NULLIF(expression, value) -- Returns NULL if "expression" equals to value" -...
2017-01-29, 790👍, 0💬

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