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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, 239👍, 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, 239👍, 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, 237👍, 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, 236👍, 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, 236👍, 0💬

NULL Values Involved in Bitwise Operations in SQL Server
What Happens If NULL Values Are Involved in Bitwise Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If NULL values are involved in bitwise operations, the result will be binary NULL values. The following tutorial script shows you some good examples: SELECT 1 | NULL; GO ----------- NULL SELECT 707 & NULL;...
2017-02-03, 235👍, 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, 234👍, 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, 234👍, 0💬

Creating Stored Procedures with Parameters in SQL Server
How To Create Stored Procedures with Parameters in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Very often, you need to create a stored procedure with one or more parameters. You only supply values to those parameters at the time of executing the stored procedure. Stored procedures with parameters can be created with t...
2017-01-05, 233👍, 0💬

Managing Tables and Columns in SQL Server
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Managing Tables and Columns in SQL Server? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Managing Tables and Columns in SQL Server. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises on crea...
2016-11-20, 231👍, 0💬

Generating CREATE PROCEDURE Scripts on Existing Stored Procedures in SQL Server
How To Generate CREATE PROCEDURE Script on an Existing Stored Procedure in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you want to know how an existing stored procedure was created, you can use SQL Server Management Studio to automatically generate a "CREATE PROCEDURE" script The following tutorial shows you how to...
2017-01-05, 227👍, 0💬

What Are Comparison Operations in SQL Server
What Are Comparison Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Comparison operations return Boolean values by comparing the relative positions of two operands. SQL server supports the following comparison operations: = (Equal To): Returns Boolean true, if two operands are equal in value. > (Greater T...
2017-01-29, 226👍, 0💬

What Are Stored Procedures in SQL Server
What Are Stored Procedures in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A stored procedure is a collection of Transact-SQL statements that stored in the SQL Server. A stored procedure can be executed later with an EXEC statement. SQL Server supports stored procedures with the following features: 1. Stored procedures...
2017-01-11, 225👍, 0💬

BREAK of Loop Statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to break a WHILE look statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL? How to use BREAK statements? You can use the BREAK statement to break a WHILE loop inside the statement block in Transact-SQL using this syntax: WHILE condition BEGIN statement_1 statement_2 ... BREAK; statement_n ... END When a BREAK s...
2017-01-11, 224👍, 0💬

CASE - Conditional Expressions in SQL Server
What Are Conditional Expressions in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A conditional expression returns one of the given expressions based a specific condition. SQL Server 2005 offers the CASE operator to present a conditional expression with two syntaxes: 1. CASE with simple conditions CASE test_value WHEN v...
2017-01-29, 222👍, 0💬

What Is a Boolean Value in SQL Server
What Is a Boolean Value in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A Boolean value indicates a condition in a state of TRUE or FALSE. In Transact-SQL language, there is not storage data type defined to store a Boolean value. So Boolean values can only exist temporarily as part of the execution of Transact-SQL expr...
2017-01-29, 222👍, 0💬

"CREATE FUNCTION" - Creating User Defined Functions in SQL Server
How To Create a Simple User Defined Function in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you want to create a simple user defined function, you can use the "CREATE FUNCTION" command with a statement block in a simple format as shown in below: CREATE FUNCTION function_name() RETURNS data_type AS BEGIN statement_1...
2016-12-24, 222👍, 0💬

mscorsvw.exe - Process - Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN in SQL Server
What is mscorsvw.exe - Process - Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN in SQL Server? Process mscorsvw.exe is installed as a system service as part of the .NET Framework 2.0. You can disable it, if you are not using any applications that require .NET Framework 2.0. mscorsvw.exe process and program file info...
2016-12-08, 222👍, 0💬

"DROP PROCEDURE" - Dropping an Existing Procedure in SQL Server
How To Drop an Existing Stored Procedure in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you have an existing procedure that you don't want to use it anymore, you should delete it from the SQL Server by using the "DROP PROCEDURE" statement as shown in the tutorial example below: USE FyiCenterData; GO DROP PROCEDURE ...
2017-01-05, 221👍, 0💬

DATEADD() Function Usage Examples in SQL Server
How To Use DATEADD() Function in SQL Server Transact-SQL? DATEADD() is a very useful function for manipulating date and time values. The following tutorial exercise shows you some good DATEADD() usage examples: -- Incrementing 1 year on a leap date DECLARE @birth_date DATETIME; SET @birth_date = '20...
2017-02-20, 219👍, 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, 219👍, 0💬

"IS NULL" - Testing NULL Values in SQL Server
How To Test NULL Values Properly in SQL Server Transact-SQL? From previous tutorials, you learned that comparing expressions with NULL will always result NULL. So you can not use comparison operators to test if an expression represents a NULL value or not. To test expressions for NULL values, you sh...
2017-02-03, 219👍, 0💬

BEGIN ... END Statement Blocks in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to put statements into a statement block in SQL Server Transact-SQL? You can put statements into a statement block with BEGIN and END key words in Transact-SQL using these syntaxes BEGIN statement_1 statement_2 ... END Statement blocks are mainly used with logical conditions and control-of-flow ...
2017-01-11, 219👍, 0💬

Boolean Values and Logical Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Boolean Values and Logical Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Boolean Values and Logical Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL. Clear answer...
2017-01-29, 218👍, 0💬

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