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"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, 979👍, 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, 976👍, 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, 967👍, 0💬

"sys.tables" - Getting a List of All Tables in SQL Server
How To Get a List of All Tables with "sys.tables" View in SQL Server? If you want to see the table you have just created, you can use the "sys.tables" system view to get a list of all tables in the current database. The tutorial script gives you a good example: SELECT name, type_desc, create_date FR...
2018-03-29, 965👍, 1💬

💬 2018-03-29 Eric: That works. Thanks!

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, 965👍, 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, 961👍, 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, 959👍, 0💬

ISNULL() - Replacing NULL Values in Expressions in SQL Server
How To Replace NULL Values in Expressions using ISNULL() in SQL Server Transact-SQL? As you learned from previous tutorials, NULL values presented in expressions will cause the final results to be NULL. Sometimes, you want NULL values to be replaced with some default values, like 0, '', or 'NULL', s...
2017-02-03, 953👍, 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, 953👍, 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, 951👍, 0💬

Calculating Age in Days, Hours and Minutes in SQL Server
How To Calculate Age in Days, Hours and Minutes in SQL Server Transact-SQL? On many Web sites, news items or blog articles are displayed with a publishing data and time represented in days, hours and minutes. To do this you can use the DATEDIFF() function with a simple algorithm as shown in the tuto...
2017-02-14, 937👍, 0💬

Conditional Statements and Loops in SQL Server in SQL Server Transact-SQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Conditional Statements and Loops in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com team on Conditional Statements and Loops in SQL Server Transact-SQL. Clear answers are provided...
2017-01-11, 936👍, 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, 923👍, 0💬

Creating a View with Data from Multiple Tables in SQL Server
Can You Create a View with Data from Multiple Tables in SQL Server? Can You Create a View with Data from Multiple Tables? The answer is yes. A view can be created with a SELECT statement to join data from multiple tables. It is a common practice to normalize data into multiple tables. Then using a v...
2016-11-05, 921👍, 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, 916👍, 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, 915👍, 0💬

Getting Year, Month and Day Out of DATETIME Values in SQL Server
How To Get Year, Month and Day Out of DATETIME Values in SQL Server Transact-SQL? You can use DATEPART() to get any part of the DATETIME value. But to get year, month and day, you can use 3 specific functions: YEAR(), MONTH() and DAY(). These functions are equivalent to DATEPART() as: YEAR(date) = D...
2017-02-14, 915👍, 0💬

Formatting Time Zone in +/-hh:mm Format in SQL Server
How To Format Time Zone in +/-hh:mm Format in SQL Server Transact-SQL? From the previous tutorial, you know how to calculate the time zone value by using GETDATE() and GETUTCDATE() functions. But how can you format that time zone value in a nice looking format like +05:45 or -04:00? Unfortunately, S...
2017-02-08, 911👍, 0💬

Running Queries with 'sqlcmd' Tool in SQL Server
How to run Queries with "sqlcmd" tool in SQL Server? "sqlcmd" is a client tool that you can use to interact SQL server. You can follow the tutorial below to run queries on the local SQL Server 2005 Express. 1. Open a command window and enter the following command to start "sqlcmd" and run a simple q...
2016-12-04, 909👍, 0💬

What Is SQL Server Transact-SQL (T-SQL)?
What is SQL Server Transact-SQL (T-SQL)? SQL Server Transact-SQL, also called T-SQL, is an extension of the standard SQL (Structured Query Language). Transact-SQL was developed by Microsoft and Sybase. Microsoft's implementation ships in the Microsoft SQL Server product. Sybase uses the language in ...
2017-06-16, 908👍, 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, 907👍, 0💬

What Causes Index Fragmentation in SQL Server
What Causes Index Fragmentation in SQL Server? Index fragmentation is usually caused by deleting of existing rows or updating existing values of the indexed column. Inserting new rows should not cause any index fragmentation. This tutorial exercise shows you how update statements of 50000 rows on th...
2016-11-08, 899👍, 0💬

AND, OR, XOR, and NOT - Bitwise Operations in SQL Server
What Are Bitwise Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Bitwise operations are binary operations performed on one or two binary strings. SQL Server supports 4 bitwise operations: &amp; (Bitwise AND) - Performing the single bit Boolean operation "AND" on each bit position. | (Bitwise OR) - Perfor...
2017-02-25, 885👍, 0💬

Passing Values to Stored Procedure Parameters in SQL Server
How To Provide Values to Stored Procedure Parameters in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If a stored procedure is created with parameters, you need pass values to those parameters when calling the stored procedure with one of two formats listed below: -- Passing values only EXEC procedure_name value_1, valu...
2016-12-28, 880👍, 0💬

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