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Testing DML Triggers in SQL Server
How To Test a DML Trigger in SQL Server? To test a DML trigger defined on a table, you just need to execute several INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements on that table as shown in this tutorial example: USE FyiCenterData; GO INSERT INTO fyi_users (name) VALUES ('FYI Admin'); GO Records are inserted, ...
2016-10-25, 255👍, 0💬

sys.trigger_events - Event List of an Existing Trigger in SQL Server
How To See the Event List of an Existing Trigger using sys.trigger_events in SQL Server? If what are the DML events an existing trigger is handling, you can use the catalog view, sys.trigger_events. You need to join sys.trigger_events and sys.triggers to get a better list as shown in this tutorial e...
2016-10-24, 255👍, 0💬

DEFAULT - Using Column Default Values in INSERT Statements in SQL Server
How To Use Column Default Values in INSERT Statements in SQL Server? If a column is defined with a default value in a table, you can use the key word DEFAULT in the INSERT statement to take the default value for that column. The following tutorial exercise gives a good example: INSERT INTO fyi_links...
2016-11-03, 254👍, 0💬

Basic Features of a Trigger in SQL Server
What Are the Basic Features of a Trigger in SQL Server? Since a SQL Server trigger is a really an event handler, it has the following basic features similar to event handlers in other programming languages: Event Type - It must be declared to handle a specific event, like a DELETE event. Object Scop...
2016-10-25, 254👍, 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, 254👍, 0💬

Categories of Functions Based on Return Modes in SQL Server
How Many Categories of Functions based Their Return Modes in SQL Server Transact-SQL? SQL Server supports 2 categories of user defined functions based on their return modes: 1. Scalar-valued Functions - A function that returns a single value. Scalar-valued functions can be used in scalar expressions...
2016-12-18, 253👍, 0💬

Deleting Data from a View in SQL Server
Can You Delete Data from a View in SQL Server? Can you delete data in a view? The answer is no. But if the question is "Can you delete data from the underlying table through view?" The answer is then yes. SQL Server will allow you to delete data from the underlying table through a view. The tutorial...
2016-11-03, 253👍, 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, 253👍, 0💬

Returning the Second 5 Rows from a Query in SQL Server
How To Return the Second 5 Rows in SQL Server? If you want to display query output in multiple pages with 5 rows per page, and the visitor wants to see the output for the second page, you need to display query output from row 6 to row 10. If you are using MySQL server, you can use the "LIMIT startRo...
2016-10-29, 253👍, 0💬

"INSERTED" - New Record of an DML Event Instance in SQL Server
How To Access the Inserted Record of an Event in SQL Server? When a DML event occurs, SQL Server will prepare a temporary table called "INSERTED", which contains the new record of the affected row, which is: A copy of the inserted row for an INSERT statement. A copy of the updated row for an UPDATE ...
2016-10-24, 253👍, 0💬

Who Is the Owner of a Schema in SQL Server
Who Is the Owner of a Schema in SQL Server? When you create a schema in a database, SQL Server will assign a owner (a database user) to this schema. If your login name is mapped to the owner of a schema at the database level, you have the full permission on all objects in this schema. The following ...
2016-10-22, 253👍, 0💬

"DROP LOGIN" - Deleting a Login Name in SQL Server
How To Delete a Login Name in SQL Server? If you don't want to keep a login name any more, you should delete it by using the "DROP LOGIN" statement as shown in this tutorial example: -- Login with "sa" DROP LOGIN Dba_Login; GO Command(s) completed successfully. -- View login names SELECT name, sid, ...
2016-10-19, 253👍, 0💬

What Are Cursors in SQL Server
What Are Cursors in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A cursor is a special data type that represents a result set returned by a SELECT query statement. There are several notes about cursor you need to remember: Cursor data type can not be used to define table columns. Cursor data type is used on store proce...
2016-10-17, 253👍, 0💬

Transaction Committed when START TRANSACTION Executed in MySQL
What Happens to the Current Transaction If a START TRANSACTION Is Executed in MySQL? If you are in a middle of a current transaction, and a START TRANSACTION command is executed, the current transaction will be committed and ended. All the database changes made in the current transaction will become...
2016-10-17, 253👍, 0💬

"CREATE LOGIN" Statements - Creating a Login in SQL Server
How to create a login to access the database engine using "CREATE LOGIN" statements in SQL Server? This is the first tutorial of a quick lesson on creating login and configure users for databases with Transact-SQL statements. Granting a user access to a database involves three steps. First, you crea...
2016-12-02, 252👍, 0💬

UNION - Merging Outputs from Two Queries Together in SQL Server
How To Use UNION to Merge Outputs from Two Queries Together in SQL Server? If you have two queries that returns the same row fields, you can merge their outputs together with the UNION operator. The following tutorial exercise shows you how to use the UNION operator: SELECT * FROM fyi_links WHERE ta...
2016-10-26, 252👍, 0💬

"DROP TRIGGER" - Deleting Existing Triggers in SQL Server
How To Delete Existing Triggers using "DROP TRIGGER" in SQL Server? If you don't want to use a trigger any more, you should delete it from the database by using the "DROP TRIGGER" statement as shown in tutorial example: USE FyiCenterData; GO DROP TRIGGER new_user; GO SELECT * FROM sys.triggers GO na...
2016-10-24, 252👍, 0💬

Creating and Managing Schemas in SQL Server
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Creating and Managing Schemas in SQL Server? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Creating and Managing Schemas in SQL Server. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises on ...
2016-10-22, 252👍, 0💬

Using Cursors in SQL Server Transact-SQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Using Cursors in SQL Server Transact-SQL? I want to loop through rows in a result set. Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Using Cursors in SQL Server Transact-SQL. Clear explanati...
2016-10-17, 252👍, 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, 251👍, 0💬

Deleting an Existing Row with DELETE Statements in SQL Server
How To Delete an Existing Row with DELETE Statements in SQL Server? If you want to delete an existing row from a table, you can use the DELETE statement with a WHERE clause to identify that row. Here is good sample of DELETE statements: -- insert a row for this test INSERT INTO fyi_links (url, id) V...
2016-10-30, 251👍, 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, 251👍, 0💬

"ALTER LOGIN" - Changing a Login Name in SQL Server
How To Change a Login Name in SQL Server? If you want to change a login name, you can use the "ALTER LOGIN" statement as shown in this tutorial example: -- Login with "sa" -- Change login name ALTER LOGIN Fyi_Login WITH NAME = Dba_Login; GO -- View login names SELECT name, sid, type, type_desc FROM ...
2016-10-19, 251👍, 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, 251👍, 0💬

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