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"ALTER LOGIN" - Changing a Login Name in SQL Server
How To Change a Login Name in SQL Server? If you want to change a login name, you can use the "ALTER LOGIN" statement as shown in this tutorial example: -- Login with "sa" -- Change login name ALTER LOGIN Fyi_Login WITH NAME = Dba_Login; GO -- View login names SELECT name, sid, type, type_desc FROM ...
2016-10-19, 412👍, 0💬

Start a New Transaction Explicitly in MySQL
How To Start a New Transaction Explicitly in MySQL? If you are confused on the implicit new transaction rules, you can always start a new transaction with the "START TRANSACTION" command to start a new transaction explicitly. "START TRANSACTION" command works in both "Autocommit On" and "Autocommit ...
2016-10-17, 412👍, 0💬

Use "FOR" Loop Statements in Oracle
How To Use "FOR" Loop Statements in Oracle? If you have a block of codes to be executed repeatedly over a range of values, you can use the "FOR ... LOOP" statement. Here is a sample script on FOR statements: DECLARE total NUMBER := 0; BEGIN FOR i IN 1..10 LOOP total := total + i; END LOOP; DBMS_OUTP...
2018-07-13, 411👍, 0💬

What Are DML Statements in MySQL
What Are DML Statements in MySQL? DML (Data Manipulation Language) statements are statements to change data values in database tables. The are 3 primary DML statements: INSERT - Inserting new rows into database tables. UPDATE - Updating existing rows in database tables . DELETE - Deleting existing r...
2018-01-24, 411👍, 0💬

"CREATE TABLE" Statement - Creating New Tables in SQL Server
How to create new table with "CREATE TABLE" statements in SQL Server? This is the second tutorial of a quick lesson on creating database objects with Transact-SQL statements. This lesson shows you how to create a database, create a table in the database, and then access and change the data in the ta...
2016-12-02, 410👍, 0💬

Filtering Out Duplications in the Returning Rows in SQL Server
How To Filter Out Duplications in the Returning Rows in SQL Server? If there are duplications in the returning rows, and you want to remove the duplications, you can use the keyword DISTINCT in the SELECT clause. The DISTINCT applies to the combination of all data fields specified in the SELECT clau...
2016-10-26, 410👍, 0💬

Create Tables for ODBC Connection Testing in Oracle
How To Create Tables for ODBC Connection Testing in Oracle? If you want to follow the tutorial exercises in the sections below, you need to create a user account and a table for ODBC connection testing as shown here: SQL&gt; CONNECT system/retneciyf Connected. SQL&gt; CREATE USER fyi IDENTIF...
2016-10-15, 410👍, 0💬

Deleting All Rows with DELETE Statements in SQL Server
How To Delete All Rows with DELETE Statements in SQL Server? If you want to delete all rows from a table, you have two options: Use the DELETE statement with no WHERE clause. Use the TRUNCATE TABLE statement. Here is an example of deleting all rows with a DELETE statement: SELECT COUNT(*) FROM fyi_l...
2016-10-30, 408👍, 0💬

"TOP" - Return the Top 5 Rows from a SELECT Query in SQL Server
How To Return the Top 5 Rows from a SELECT Query in SQL Server? If you want the query to return only the first 5 rows, you can use the "TOP 5" clause. The TOP clause takes one parameter to indicate how many top rows to return. The following statements returns the first 5 rows and 3 rows from the fyi...
2016-10-29, 408👍, 0💬

What Is Transaction in MySQL
What Is Transaction in MySQL? A transaction is a logical unit of work requested by a user to be applied to the database objects. MySQL server introduces the transaction concept to allow users to group one or more SQL statements into a single transaction, so that the effects of all the SQL statements...
2016-10-16, 408👍, 0💬

Initialize Variables with Default Values in Oracle
How To Initialize Variables with Default Values in Oracle? There are two ways to assign default values to variables at the time of declaration: Using key word DEFAULT - Appending "DEFAULT value" to the end of declaration statements. Using assignment operator - Appending ":= value" to the end of decl...
2018-08-06, 407👍, 0💬

Create a New View in MySQL
How To Create a New View in MySQL? You can create a new view based on one or more existing tables by using the "CREATE VIEW viewName AS selectStatement" statement as shown in the following script: mysql&gt; CREATE TABLE comment (faqID INTEGER, message VARCHAR(256)); Query OK, 0 rows affected (0....
2018-01-24, 407👍, 0💬

Using Group Functions in the SELECT Clause in SQL Server
How To Use Group Functions in the SELECT Clause in SQL Server? If group functions are used in the SELECT clause, all rows that meet the criteria defined in the WHERE clause will be treated as a single group. The group functions will be apply all rows in that group as a whole. The final output of the...
2016-10-25, 407👍, 0💬

"mysqld" Command Line Options in MySQL
What Are the "mysqld" Command Line Options in MySQL? "mysqld" offers a big list of command line options. Here are some commonly used options: "--help" - Displays a short help message on how to use "mysqld". "--verbose --help" - Displays a long help messages on how to use "mysqld". "--console" - Spec...
2017-12-04, 406👍, 0💬

Importance of Column Order in the SET Clause in Update Statements in SQL Server
Is the Order of Columns in the SET Clause Important in SQL Server? The answer is NO. The order of columns in the SET clause of the UPDATE statement is NOT important. You probably already noticed from the previous tutorial. There is a BIG DIFFERENCE among SQL Server, MySQL and Oracle on update multip...
2016-11-02, 406👍, 0💬

Expressions with NULL Values in MySQL
What Happens If NULL Values Are Involved in Expressions in MySQL? If NULL values are used in expressions, the resulting values will be NULL values. In other words: Arithmetic expressions with NULL values result NULL values. Comparison expressions with NULL values result NULL values. Logical expressi...
2018-03-28, 405👍, 0💬

Incrementing a Date by 1 in MySQL
How To Increment Dates by 1 in MySQL? If you have a date, and you want to increment it by 1 day, you can use the DATE_ADD(date, INTERVAL 1 DAY) function. You can also use the date interval add operation as "date + INTERVAL 1 DAY". The tutorial exercise below gives you some good examples: SELECT DATE...
2017-12-26, 405👍, 0💬

Counting Groups Returned from GROUP BY in MySQL
How To Count Groups Returned with the GROUP BY Clause in MySQL? If you use the COUNT(*) function on groups returned with the GROUP BY clause, it will count the number of rows within each group, not the number of groups. If you want to count the number of groups, you can put the GROUP BY query into a...
2017-12-21, 405👍, 0💬

Testing Table for SELECT Statements in SQL Server
How To Create a Testing Table with Test Data to try with SELECT statements in SQL Server? If you want to follow the tutorial exercises presented in this collection, you need to create a testing table and insert some test data, as shown in the following sample script: CREATE TABLE fyi_links (id INTEG...
2016-10-26, 405👍, 0💬

"ALTER TRIGGER" - Modifying Existing Triggers in SQL Server
How To Modify Existing Triggers using "ALTER TRIGGER" in SQL Server? If you want to make changes to an existing trigger, you could use the "ALTER TRIGGER" statements to refine the trigger again. The tutorial exercise below shows you how to modify the trigger defined in a previous tutorial: USE FyiCe...
2016-10-24, 405👍, 0💬

Connect ASP Pages to Oracle Servers in Oracle
How To Connect ASP Pages to Oracle Servers in Oracle? If you are running Windows IIS Web server and serving ASP Web pages, you can get data from Oracle servers into your ASP pages through ODBC drivers. To do this, you need to install the correct Oracle ODBC driver and define a DSN on the IIS Web ser...
2016-10-15, 405👍, 0💬

Default Schema of Your Login Session in SQL Server
What Is the Default Schema of Your Login Session in SQL Server? When you login to a SQL Server and select a database to use, SQL Server will assign your login session a default schema. The schema name can be omitted when you refer to objects in the default schema. Here is what you should remember ab...
2016-10-22, 404👍, 0💬

Cannot Use DDL Statements in PL/SQL in Oracle
Can DDL Statements Be Used in PL/SQL in Oracle? No, you can not run any DDL statements is PL/SQL directly. If you try to use the DROP TABLE statement inside PL/SQL, you will get a compilation error as shown below: (Connect to XE with SQL*Plus) BEGIN DROP TABLE student; -- compilation error END; /   ...
2018-10-13, 403👍, 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, 402👍, 0💬

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