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Performing Comparison on Date and Time Values in SQL Server
How To Perform Comparison on Date and Time Values in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Comparison operations on date and time values can be performed in the same way as numeric values. The comparison rule is simple: a date and time value in the future has a greater value than a date and time value in the pas...
2017-01-21, 257👍, 0💬

Converting DATETIME and NUMERIC Values in SQL Server
Are DATETIME and NUMERIC Values Convertible in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Are datetime and numeric value convertible? The answer is yes. Here are the main rules on DATATIME and NUMERIC value conversions: During the conversion a DATETIME value will be treated as a NUMERIC value with the number of days ...
2017-02-22, 255👍, 0💬

Converting Unicode Strings to Non-Unicode Strings in SQL Server
How To Convert a Unicode Strings to Non-Unicode Strings in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Since Unicode character set is different than code page based (non-Unicode) character set, converting Unicode strings to non-Unicode strings may result in wrong characters or missing characters. So you should avoid c...
2017-03-07, 254👍, 0💬

Verify Time Precision in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to verify the precession of the server system time in SQL Server Transact-SQL? You can run a WHILE loop to check the precision of server system time in Transact-SQL as shown below: DECLARE @var DATETIME2(7); DECLARE @count INT = 0; WHILE @count<100 BEGIN SET @count = @count + 1; SET @var = SY...
2017-02-22, 254👍, 0💬

Load Data through External Tables in Oracle
How To Load Data through External Tables in Oracle? If you have data stored in external files, you can load it to database through an external table by the steps below: Create an external table with columns matching data fields in the external file. Create a regular table with the same columns. Run ...
2016-11-27, 254👍, 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, 253👍, 0💬

Inserting New Line Characters into Strings in SQL Server
How To Insert New Line Characters into Strings in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you want to break a string into multiple lines, you need to insert new line characters into the string. With some client tools like SQL Server Management Studio, it is not so easy to insert a new line character. One work a...
2017-03-07, 253👍, 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, 253👍, 0💬

Converting Binary Strings into Integers in SQL Server
How To Convert Binary Strings into Integers in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Binary strings and integers are convertible implicitly and explicitly. But there several rules you need to remember: Binary strings will be implicitly converted into an integer data type, if it is involved in an arithmetical ope...
2017-02-28, 253👍, 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, 253👍, 0💬

Using Binary Strings in Arithmetical Operations in SQL Server
Can Binary Strings Be Used in Arithmetical Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Can binary strings be used in arithmetical operations? The answer is yes. But there are two simple rules you need to remember: If an arithmetical operation has one binary string operand and one integer data type operan...
2017-02-28, 252👍, 0💬

Adding and Removing Days on Date and Time Values in SQL Server
How To Add or Remove Days on Date and Time Values in SQL Server Transact-SQL? SQL Server 2005 only support two operators on data and time values: + (Add): Adding days to a date and time value. - (Subtract): Removing days from a date and time value. Note that to add or subtract days on a date and tim...
2017-02-22, 252👍, 0💬

BETWEEN - Testing Value in a Range in SQL Server
What To Test Value Ranges with the BETWEEN Operator in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Sometimes you want to compare a value against a value range. You can do this with two regular comparison operations. But you can also use the special comparison operator BETWEEN to get it done with the following syntaxes...
2017-01-21, 252👍, 0💬

Performing Comparison on Exact Numbers in SQL Server
How To Perform Comparison on Exact Numbers in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Comparison operations on exact numbers of data types: BIT, INT, NUMERIC, etc., are very easy to understand. Here are some simple examples: -- BIT value comparison DECLARE @x BIT, @y BIT; SET @x = 0; SET @y = 1; SELECT CASE WHEN @...
2017-01-21, 251👍, 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, 251👍, 0💬

Converting Binary Strings into Character Strings in SQL Server
Can Binary Strings Be Converted into Character Strings in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Binary strings and character strings are convertible. But there are several rules you need to remember: Binary strings can be converted implicitly to character strings by assignment operations. Binary strings can not ...
2017-02-28, 249👍, 0💬

Date/Time Data Type Comparison in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are differences between date and time data types in SQL Server Transact-SQL? I want to compare of date and time data types? Here is a comparison table of all date and time data types supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL: Data type Storage size Precision Default Format / (bytes) Value range ----...
2017-02-25, 249👍, 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, 249👍, 0💬

Creating Stored Procedures with Statement Blocks in SQL Server
How To Create a Stored Procedure with a Statement Block in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you are creating a stored procedure with multiple statements, it's better to use "BEGIN ... END" to group all statements into a single statement block. The tutorial exercise below shows you some good examples: USE...
2017-01-05, 249👍, 0💬

Sorting Query Output by Multiple Columns in SQL Server
Can the Query Output Be Sorted by Multiple Columns in SQL Server? You can specifying multiple columns in the ORDER BY clause as shown in the following example statement, which returns rows sorted by "tag" and "counts" values: SELECT tag, counts, url, created FROM fyi_links ORDER BY tag, counts GO ta...
2016-10-26, 249👍, 0💬

bin2hex - Converting Binary Strings into Hexadecimal Character Strings in SQL Server
How To Convert Binary Strings into Hexadecimal Character Strings in SQL Server? When a query returns a binary string value to the client tool, it will be displayed by the client tool as hexadecimal digits in a character string format. But they are hexadecimal digits on the display window, not in the...
2017-02-25, 248👍, 0💬

Using Wildcard Characters in LIKE Operations in SQL Server
How To Use Wildcard Characters in LIKE Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Wildcard character '%' can be used in the pattern string for the LIKE operator to match any string of zero or more characters. The following example uses '%Sport% Store' to search all company names that has a partial word ...
2017-01-21, 247👍, 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, 246👍, 0💬

Concatenating Two Character Strings in SQL Server
How To Concatenate Two Character Strings Together in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Concatenating two character strings together is most commonly used string operation. SQL Server 2005 allows to concatenate two character strings into a single string with the (+) operator. The following tutorial exercise s...
2017-03-11, 245👍, 0💬

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