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Rename an Existing Table in MySQL
How To Rename an Existing Table in MySQL? If you want to rename an existing table, you can use the "ALTER TABLE ... RENAME TO" statement. The tutorial script below shows you a good example: mysql&gt; ALTER TABLE tip RENAME TO faq; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec) mysql&gt; SELECT * FROM ...
2018-02-14, 481👍, 0💬

Calculating the Difference between Two Dates in MySQL
How To Calculate the Difference between Two Dates in MySQL? If you have two dates, and you want to know how many days between them, you can use the DATEDIFF(date1, date2) function as shown below: SELECT DATEDIFF(DATE('1997-02-28'), DATE('1997-03-01')) FROM DUAL; -1   ⇒Introduction to Date and Time H...
2017-12-26, 481👍, 0💬

Database in Use When Renaming a Database in SQL Server
Why I am getting this error when renaming a database in SQL Server? If you are trying to rename a database that is in use, you will get an error message like this: "The database could not be exclusively locked to perform the operation." Before renaming a database, you must stop all client sessions u...
2016-11-20, 481👍, 0💬

"CREATE TRIGGER" - Creating a DML Trigger in SQL Server
How To Create a DML Trigger using CREATE TRIGGER Statements in SQL Server? A DML trigger is a trigger declared to handle a DML event, which occurs when an INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE statement is executed. If you want to create a DML trigger, you should use the "CREATE TRIGGER" statement in the followi...
2016-10-25, 481👍, 0💬

Loop through the Implicit Cursor in Oracle
How To Loop through Data Rows in the Implicit Curosr in Oracle? You use the FOR ... IN ... LOOP statement to loop through data rows in the implicit cursor as the following syntax: FOR row IN dml_statement LOOP (statement block with row.field) END LOOP; Here "row" is a local RECORD type variable with...
2018-07-22, 480👍, 0💬

Run CREATE DATABASE Statement in Oracle
How To Run CREATE DATABASE Statement in Oracle? This is Step 7. Oracle Administrator Guide provided a sample CREATE DATABASE statement. But it is a long statement. You can modify and same it in a file, $ORACLE_HOME/configscripts/cre ate_database_fyi.sql,and run the file within SQL*Plus. Here is a co...
2018-05-08, 480👍, 0💬

Concatenating Two Binary Strings in SQL Server
How To Concatenate Two Binary Strings Together in SQL Server Transact-SQL? SQL Server 2005 allows to concatenate two binary strings into a single string with the (+) operator. The following tutorial exercise shows you some binary string concatenation examples: -- Concatenating two binary string lite...
2017-03-07, 480👍, 0💬

What Is a Table in SQL Server
What is a table in SQL Server? A table in database is a data object used to store data. Tables have the following features: Data is stored in a table with a structure of rows and columns. Columns must be pre-defined with names, types and constrains. A table object may have other associated data obje...
2016-11-20, 480👍, 0💬

Inserting Data into an Existing Table in MySQL
How To Insert Data into an Existing Table in MySQL? If you want to insert a row of data into an existing table, you can use the INSERT INTO statement as shown in the following sample script: &lt;?php include "mysql_connection.php"; $sql = "INSERT INTO fyi_links (id, url) VALUES (" . " 101, 'dev....
2017-10-08, 479👍, 0💬

What Is Oracle SQL Developer in Oracle
What Is Oracle SQL Developer in Oracle? Oracle SQL Developer is a new, free graphical tool that enhances productivity and simplifies database development tasks. With SQL Developer, you can browse database objects, run SQL statements and SQL scripts, and edit and debug PL/SQL statements. You can also...
2019-02-18, 478👍, 0💬

Show All Background Sessions in the Database in Oracle
How To Get a List of All Background Sessions in the Database in Oracle? If you don't like to use a SELECT statement to get a list of all background sessions in the current database, you can use the Reports view to do this as shown in the following tutorial example. You need to connect to the server ...
2019-01-26, 478👍, 0💬

Run Stored Procedures Interactively in Oracle
How To Run a Stored Procedure Interactively in Oracle? If have an existing stored procedure and you want to run it interactively, the tutorial steps listed below will help you out: Open you connection name, like Local_XE. Open Procedures. Right-click the procedure name: HELLO. Select Run. The Run PL...
2019-01-12, 478👍, 0💬

CREATE TABLE Statement in MySQL
How To Create a New Table in MySQL? If you want to create a new table, you can use the "CREATE TABLE" statement. The following tutorial script shows you how to create a table called "tip": mysql&gt; CREATE TABLE tip (id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, subject VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL, description VARCHAR(256) ...
2018-03-10, 478👍, 0💬

Merge Outputs from Two Queries in MySQL
How To Use UNION to Merge Outputs from Two Queries Together in MySQL? 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 return all links that were created since year 2006 plus the o...
2017-12-21, 477👍, 0💬

Getting Month and Weekday Names from DATATIME Values in SQL Server
How To Get Month and Weekday Names from DATETIME Values in SQL Server Transact-SQL? In DATETIME values, the month part and weekday part have names. You can use the DATENAME() function to get the month name and weekday name from a DATETIME value in the following format: DATENAME(datepart, date) retur...
2017-02-14, 477👍, 0💬

LIKE - Matching a Pattern in a Character String in SQL Server
What To Perform Pattern Match with the LIKE Operator in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Pattern match is a very important operation for search records base on character string columns. SQL Server 2005 offers the LIKE operator to perform pattern match operations in two formats: target_string LIKE pattern --...
2017-01-21, 477👍, 0💬

Creating a Logon Trigger in Express Edition in SQL Server
Can You Create a Logon Trigger in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition in SQL Server? Can you create a logon trigger in SQL Server 2005 Express Edition? The answer is no. LOGON is not a supported event type in Express Edition. The script below shows you the error message when you try to create a logon tr...
2016-10-22, 477👍, 0💬

Downloading and Installing SQL Server 2005 Books Online in SQL Server
How to download and install SQL Server 2005 Books Online in SQL Server? 1. Go to the SQL Server 2005 Books Online download page. 2. Click the download button, the File Download box shows up. Save the download file to c:\temp. 3. Double click on the downloaded file: c:\temp\SqlServer2K5_BOL_Feb20 07.m...
2016-12-04, 476👍, 0💬

Rebuilding All Indexes on One Table in SQL Server
How To Rebuild All Indexes on a Single Table in SQL Server? If you have several indexes on a single table and want to rebuild all of them, you may use the "ALTER INDEX ALL ON table_name REBUILD" statement as shown in the tutorial exercise below: USE FyiCenterData; GO UPDATE fyi_links_indexed SET url...
2016-11-08, 476👍, 0💬

Turn on Query Logs in MySQL
How To Turn on Query Logs in MySQL? If you want MySQL to write query logs to a file, you can use the "--log=fileName" option at the "mysqld" command line. The tutorial exercise below shows you a good example on how to use this option and view the query log file: &gt;cd \mysql\bin &gt;mkdir \...
2017-12-04, 475👍, 0💬

Select Rows with WHERE Clause in MySQL
How To Select Some Rows from a Table in MySQL? If you don't want select all rows from a table, you can specify a WHERE clause to tell the query to return only the rows that meets the condition defined in the WHERE clause. The WHERE clause condition is a normal Boolean expression. If any data from ta...
2017-11-02, 475👍, 0💬

Syntaxes of Creating Table-Valued Functions in SQL Server
How Many Ways to Create Table-Valued Functions in SQL Server Transact-SQL? SQL Server supports two syntaxes of creating table-valued functions: 1. Inline Table-valued Functions - A table-valued function created with a single SELECT statement: CREATE FUNCTION function_name( @parameter_1 data_type, @p...
2016-12-18, 475👍, 0💬

"INSERT INTO" - Inserting a New Row into a Table in SQL Server
How To Insert a New Row into a Table with "INSERT INTO" Statements in SQL Server? To insert a new row into a table, you can use the INSERT INTO statement with values specified for all columns as in the following syntax: INSERT INTO table_name VALUES (list_of_values_of_all columns) Note that the list...
2016-11-03, 475👍, 0💬

Define Variables before Procedures and Functions in Oracle
What Is the Order of Defining Local Variables and Sub Procedures/Functions in Oracle? In the declaration part, you must define all local variables before defining any sub procedures or sub functions. See the following sample script: SQL&gt; CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE WELCOME AS 2 SITE CHAR(80) ...
2018-03-18, 474👍, 0💬

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