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"FETCH" - Fetching the Next Row from a Cursor in SQL Server
How To Fetch the Next Row from a Cursor with a "FETCH" Statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL? When the result set is ready in a cursor, you can use a FETCH statement to retrieve one row from the result set in the same format as a SELECT statement. The FETCH statement has the following formats: FETCH ...
2016-10-17, 283👍, 0💬

"OPEN" - Executing the Query of a Cursor in SQL Server
How To Execute the Cursor Queries with "OPEN" Statements in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Once a cursor is declared, you need to execute the query attached to the cursor so that the result set returned from the query can be accessed through the cursor. To execute the cursor query, you should use the OPEN...
2016-10-17, 283👍, 0💬

Show All Indexes of a given Table in MySQL
How To Get a List of Indexes of a Given Table in MySQL? If you want to see the index you have just created for an existing table, you can use the "SHOW INDEX FROM tableName" command to get a list of all indexes in a given table. The tutorial script below shows you a nice example: mysql&gt; SHOW ...
2018-02-14, 282👍, 0💬

Converting Character Strings to Dates in MySQL
How To Convert Character Strings to Dates in MySQL? If you have a character string that represents a date, and you want to convert it into a date value, you can use the STR_TO_DATE(string, format) function. STR_TO_DATE() shares the same formatting codes with DATE_FORMAT() function. The tutorial exer...
2017-12-26, 282👍, 0💬

Calculating the Difference between Two Time Values in MySQL
How To Calculate the Difference between Two Time Values in MySQL? If you have two time values, and you want to know the time difference between them, you can use the TIMEDIFF(time1, time2) function as shown below: SELECT TIMEDIFF(TIME('19:26:50'), TIME('09:26:50')) FROM DUAL; 10:00:00 SELECT TIMEDIF...
2017-12-26, 282👍, 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, 282👍, 0💬

OFFLINE - Taking a database offline in SQL Server
How to set a database state to OFFLINE in SQL Server? If you want to move database physical files, you should take the database offline by using the "ALTER DATABASE" statement with the following syntax: ALTER DATABASE database_name SET OFFLINE The following tutorial example will bring "FyiCenterComD...
2016-11-20, 282👍, 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, 282👍, 0💬

UPDATE Subquery Returning Multiple Rows in SQL Server
What Happens If the UPDATE Subquery Returns Multiple Rows in SQL Server? 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, SQL Server will give you an error message. To test this ou...
2016-11-02, 282👍, 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, 282👍, 0💬

Using Subqueries with the IN Operators in SQL Server
How To Use Subqueries with the IN Operators in SQL Server? A subquery can be used with the IN operator as "expression IN (subquery)". The subquery should return a single column with one or more rows to form a list of values to be used by the IN operation. The following tutorial exercise shows you ho...
2016-10-29, 282👍, 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, 282👍, 0💬

Connect MS Access to Oracle Servers in Oracle
How To Connect MS Access to Oracle Servers in Oracle? Once you got a DSN defined in the ODBC manager that connects to an Oracle server, you can connect a normal MS Access document to the Oracle server, and link an Access table to Oracle table. The tutorial below gives you a good example: Start MS Ac...
2016-10-15, 282👍, 0💬

Returning Query Output in HTML Format in MySQL
How To Return Query Output in HTML Format in MySQL? By default, "mysql" returns query output in text table format. If you want to receive query output in HTML format, you need to use the "-H" command option. Here is a good tutorial exercise: &gt;cd \mysql\bin &gt;mysql -u root -H test mysql&...
2018-02-08, 281👍, 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, 281👍, 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, 281👍, 0💬

Triggers with Multiple Affected Rows in SQL Server
What Happens to a Trigger with Multiple Affected Rows in SQL Server? If there is only one row affected by a DML statement, we know that the DML trigger will be executed once. But how many times the DML trigger will be executed if the DML statement resulted multiple affected rows? The answer is still...
2016-10-24, 281👍, 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, 281👍, 0💬

"CREATE TRIGGER" - Creating a DDL Trigger in SQL Server
How To Create a DDL Trigger using "CREATE TRIGGER" Statements in SQL Server? A DDL trigger is defined to handle a DDL statement event, like create, alter and drop tables, views, indexes, etc. DDL triggers can be used to generate warning messages on database object changes. The format of creating a D...
2016-10-22, 281👍, 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, 281👍, 0💬

Define Anonymous Procedures without Variables in Oracle
How To Define an Anonymous Procedure without Variables in Oracle? Anonymous procedure is a procedure without any name. If you don't have any variables to declare, you can define an anonymous procedure by using the BEGIN keyword directly in SQL*Plus as shown in the following tutorial script: SQL&...
2018-01-27, 280👍, 0💬

Using Table Alias Names in MySQL
How To Define and Use Table Alias Names in MySQL? When column names need to be prefixed with table names, you can define table alias name and use them to prefix column names as shown in the following select statement: mysql&gt; SELECT l.id, l.url, r.comment FROM fyi_links l INNER JOIN fyi_rates ...
2017-12-31, 280👍, 0💬

Group Functions in Query Statements in SQL Server
What Are Group Functions in Query Statements in SQL Server? 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(ex...
2016-10-25, 280👍, 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, 279👍, 0💬

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