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FLOOR, CEILING, ROUND - Converting Values to Integers in SQL Server
How To Convert Numeric Values to Integers in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Sometimes you need to round a numeric value into an integer. SQL Server 2005 offers you a number of ways to do this: FLOOR(value) - Returning the largest integer less than or equal to the input value. The returning data type is th...
2017-03-22, 1893👍, 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, 1860👍, 0💬

DDL (Data Definition Language) Statements for Tables? in SQL Server
What are DDL (Data Definition Language) statements for tables in SQL Server? DDL (Data Definition Language) statements are statements to create and manage data objects in the database. The are three primary DDL statements to create and manage tables: CREATE TABLE - Creating a new table. ALTER TABLE ...
2016-11-20, 1854👍, 0💬

WHILE ... Loops in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to execute statements in loops in SQL Server Transact-SQL? How to use WHILE ... loops? You can use WHILE ... statements to execute statements in loops in Transact-SQL using these syntaxes: -- Loop with a single statement WHILE condition statement -- Loop with a statement block WHILE condition --...
2017-01-11, 1851👍, 0💬

Error: Lock Wait Timeout Exceeded in MySQL
What Happens to Your Transactions When ERROR 1205 Occurred in MySQL? If your transaction receives the "Lock wait timeout exceeded" - ERROR 1205, MySQL server automatically terminates your transaction and rolls back your data changes of the entire transaction. This is why the error messages tells you...
2017-04-28, 1843👍, 0💬

Transaction Management: Commit or Rollback in MySQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Transaction Management: Commit or Rollback in MySQL? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Transaction Management: Commit or Rollback in MySQL. Clear answers are provided with tutori...
2017-08-08, 1823👍, 0💬

Error: Subquery Returns More than 1 Row in MySQL
What Happens If the UPDATE Subquery Returns Multiple Rows in MySQL? 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, MySQL server will give you an error message. To test this out, ...
2018-01-08, 1820👍, 0💬

sys.sql_modules - Getting Stored Procedure Definitions Back in SQL Server
How To Get the Definition of a Stored Procedure Back in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you want get the definition of an existing stored procedure back from the SQL Server, you can use the system view called sys.sql_modules, which stores definitions of views and stored procedures. The sys.sql_modules h...
2017-01-05, 1801👍, 0💬

Counting Rows with the COUNT(*) Function in SQL Server
How To Count Rows with the COUNT(*) Function in SQL Server? If you want to count the number of rows, you can use the COUNT(*) function in the SELECT clause. The following tutorial exercise shows you some good examples: SELECT COUNT(*) FROM fyi_links GO 7 SELECT COUNT(*) FROM fyi_links WHERE url LIKE...
2016-10-26, 1759👍, 0💬

GO - Sending a Statement Batch from "sqlcmd" in SQL Server
How To Use GO Command in "sqlcmd" in SQL Server? "sqlcmd" is a command line client application to run Transact-SQL statements on a target SQL Server. When "sqlcmd" is started and connected to a SQL Server, it will start a new batch and prompt you to enter the first statement of the batch. You can en...
2016-12-04, 1730👍, 0💬

Managing Security, Login and User in SQL Server
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Managing Security, Login and User in SQL Server? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Managing Security, Login and User in SQL Server. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exerc...
2016-10-20, 1728👍, 0💬

IF ... ELSE Statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to execute statements under given conditions in SQL Server Transact-SQL? How to use IF ... ELSE statements? You can use IF ... ELSE statements to execute statements under given conditions in Transact-SQL using these syntaxes: IF condition statement_1 IF condition statement_1 ELSE statement_2 IF ...
2017-01-11, 1722👍, 0💬

CONVERT() - Converting Character Strings to Numeric Values in SQL Server
How To Convert Character Strings into Numeric Values in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Sometimes you need to convert numeric values enclosed in character strings back to numeric values by using the CONVERT() function. When converting character strings to values with CONVERT(), you need to remember two rul...
2017-03-22, 1718👍, 0💬

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, 1703👍, 0💬

Running Queries with SQL Server Management Studio Express in SQL Server
How to run Queries with SQL Server Management Studio Express in SQL Server? 1. Launch and connect SQL Server Management Studio Express to the local SQL Server 2005 Express. 2. Click on the "New Query" button below the menu line. Enter the following SQL statement in the query window: SELECT 'Welcome ...
2016-12-04, 1698👍, 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, 1682👍, 0💬

DYNAMIC - Creating Dynamic Cursors in SQL Server
How To Create a Dynamic Cursor with the DYNAMIC Option in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If the underlying table is changed after the cursor is opened, should the changes be reflected in the cursor result set? The answer is based on the update option used when creating the cursor. SQL SERVER supports two ...
2016-10-17, 1675👍, 0💬

Difference Between GETDATE() and GETUTCDATE() in SQL Server
What Is the Difference Between GETDATE() and GETUTCDATE() in SQL Server Transact-SQL? The difference between GETDATE() and GETUTCDATE() is time zone number of the SQL Server machine. The tutorial exercise below gives you a good example: DECLARE @local_time DATETIME; DECLARE @gmt_time DATETIME; SET @...
2017-02-14, 1656👍, 0💬

Define External Table in a Text File in Oracle
How To Define an External Table in a Text File in Oracle? You can use the CREATE TABLE statement to create external tables. But you need to use ORGANIZATION EXTERNAL clause to specify the external file location and the data access driver. The tutorial exercise below shows you how to define an extern...
2016-10-19, 1651👍, 1💬

💬 2016-10-19 Randy: Great example, Thanks!

CAST() - Converting Numeric Expression Data Types in SQL Server
How To Convert Numeric Expression Data Types using the CAST() 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 CAST(expression AS data_type) function. The tutorial exercise below shows you how to use the CAST() func...
2017-03-27, 1649👍, 0💬

Downloading and Installing SQL Server Management Studio Express in SQL Server
How to download and install Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express in SQL Server? Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is a free, easy-to-use graphical management tool for managing SQL Server 2005 Express Edition and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services. I...
2016-12-04, 1644👍, 0💬

Understanding SQL Transaction Management in Oracle
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on SQL Transaction Management in Oracle? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on SQL Transaction Management in Oracle. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises on starting and e...
2019-09-16, 1637👍, 0💬

ROUND() - Rounding Values to Specific Precisions in SQL Server
How To Round a Numeric Value To a Specific Precision in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Sometimes you need to round a numeric value to a specific precision. For example, you may want to round values in your financial statement to the precision of 1000.00. This can be done by the ROUND() function with the f...
2017-03-11, 1631👍, 0💬

CREATE TABLE - Creating New Tables in SQL Server
How to create new tables with "CREATE TABLE" statements in SQL Server? If you want to create a new table, you can use the "CREATE TABLE" statement. The following tutorial script shows you how to create a table called "tip": CREATE TABLE tip (id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, subject VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL, desc...
2016-11-17, 1614👍, 0💬

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