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SP_HELP - Viewing Existing Indexes on an Given Table in SQL Server
How To View Existing Indexes on an Given Table using SP_HELP in SQL Server? If you want to know how many indexes have been defined for a given table, you can use the SP_HELP built-in stored procedure in the following syntax: EXEC SP_HELP table_name -- Returns all database objects related the given t...
2016-11-15, 547👍, 0💬

What Are Cursors in SQL Server
What Are Cursors in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A cursor is a special data type that represents a result set returned by a SELECT query statement. There are several notes about cursor you need to remember: Cursor data type can not be used to define table columns. Cursor data type is used on store proce...
2016-10-17, 547👍, 0💬

Deleting an Existing Database in MySQL
How To Drop an Existing Database in MySQL? If want to drop an existing database from the MySQL server, you can use the DROP DATABASE statement. Here is a good example of dropping an existing database: $con = mysql_connect('localhost:8888' ,'dev', 'iyf'); $sql = 'DROP DATABASE fyi'; if (mysql_query($...
2017-10-23, 546👍, 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, 546👍, 0💬

Returning Query Output in XML Format in MySQL
How To Return Query Output in XML Format in MySQL? By default, "mysql" returns query output in text table format. If you want to receive query output in XML format, you need to use the "-X" command option. Here is a good tutorial exercise: &gt;cd \mysql\bin &gt;mysql -u root -X test mysql&am...
2018-04-21, 545👍, 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, 545👍, 0💬

Delete a User Account in Oracle
How To Delete a User Account in Oracle? If you want to delete a user account and its associated schema, you can log in as SYSTEM and use the DROP USER command as shown in the following example: &gt;.\bin\sqlplus /nolog SQL&gt; connect SYSTEM/fyicenter Connected. SQL&gt; DROP USER DEV CAS...
2019-07-09, 544👍, 0💬

Ways to Create an Oracle Database in Oracle
How To Create an Oracle Database in Oracle? There are two ways to create a new database: Use the Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA) to create a database interactively. Use the CREATE DATABASE statement to create a database manually.   ⇒Creating New Database Instance Manually ⇒⇒Oracle Database ...
2019-04-09, 544👍, 0💬

What Is BDB in MySQL
What Is BDB (BerkeleyDB) in MySQL? BDB (BerkeleyDB) is transaction safe storage engine originally developed at U.C. Berkeley. It is now developed by Sleepycat Software, Inc. (an Oracle company now).   ⇒Database Basics and Terminologies in MySQL ⇒⇒MySQL Database Tutorials
2017-07-03, 544👍, 0💬

Managing Databases and Physical Files in SQL Server
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Managing Databases and Physical Files in SQL Server? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Managing Databases and Physical Files in SQL Server. Clear answers are provided with tutori...
2016-11-24, 544👍, 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, 543👍, 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, 543👍, 0💬

IN - Testing Value in a Value List in SQL Server
What To Test Value Lists with the IN Operator in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Sometimes you want to test a given value against a list of values. You can do this in a loop with the regular "equal" operator. But you can also use the special comparison operator IN to get it done with the following syntaxes...
2017-01-21, 543👍, 0💬

Transaction Committed when DDL Statement Executed in MySQL
What Happens to the Current Transaction If a DDL Statement Is Executed in MySQL? If a DDL statement is executed, the current transaction will be committed and ended. All the database changes made in the current transaction will become permanent. This is called an implicit commit by a DDL statement. ...
2016-10-17, 543👍, 0💬

Execute a Simple Stored Procedure in Oracle
How To Execute a Stored Program Unit in Oracle? If you want to execute a stored program unit, you can use the EXECUTE statement. The example script below shows how to executes a stored program unit: SQL&gt; set serveroutput on; SQL&gt; CREATE PROCEDURE Hello AS 2 BEGIN 3 DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE...
2019-03-20, 542👍, 0💬

Define a Variable for a Specific RECORD Type in Oracle
How To Define a Variable of a Specific RECORD Type in Oracle? Once you have your specific RECORD type defined, you can define new variables with this specific RECORD type like any other data type. In the sample script below, several variables are defined with a regular data type and a specific RECOR...
2018-09-01, 542👍, 0💬

"DROP FUNCTION" - Dropping an Existing User Defined Function in SQL Server
How To Drop an Existing User Defined Function in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you have an existing user defined function that you don't want to use it anymore, you should delete it from the SQL Server by using the "DROP FUNCTION" statement as shown in the tutorial example below: USE FyiCenterData; GO...
2016-12-24, 542👍, 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, 542👍, 0💬

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, 541👍, 0💬

"sp_help" - Getting a List of Columns in a Table in SQL Server
How To Get a List of Columns using the "sp_help" Stored Procedure in SQL Server? Another way to get a list of columns from a table is to use the "sp_help" stored procedure. "sp_help" returns more than just a list of columns. It returns: the table information, the column information, the identity col...
2016-11-17, 541👍, 0💬

Listing All User Accounts in MySQL
How To List All Existing User Accounts in MySQL? MySQL stores all existing user accounts in a table called "mysql.user". If you want see all user accounts, you can use the "SELECT" command as shown in the tutorial exercise below: &gt;cd \mysql\bin &gt;mysql -u root -pretneciyf mysql mysql&am...
2017-12-13, 540👍, 0💬

"CREATE LOGIN" - Creating a New Login Name in SQL Server
How To Create a New Login Name in SQL Server in SQL Server? In previous tutorials, it is assumed that you use the "sa" (System Administrator) login name to connect to your SQL Server. But that is not what a normal developer uses to connect to the server, since "sa" has the ALL permissions granted. Y...
2016-10-20, 540👍, 0💬

Use Subqueries in the FROM Clause in Oracle
How To Use Subqueries in the FROM Clause in Oracle? If you have a query returning many rows of data, and you want to perform another query on those rows, you can put the first query as a subquery in the FROM clause of the second query. The following statement shows you how to use a subquery as base ...
2019-09-27, 539👍, 0💬

Updating Values in a Table in MySQL
How To Update Values in a Table in MySQL? If you want to update some values in one row or multiple rows in a table, you can use the UPDATE statement. The tutorial script below shows a good example: mysql&gt; UPDATE fyi_links SET counts = 999, notes = 'Good.' WHERE id = 101; Query OK, 1 row affec...
2018-01-13, 539👍, 0💬

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