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Scope of Local Variables in Oracle
What Is the Scope of a Local Variable in Oracle? The scope of a variable can be described with these rules: A variable is valid within the procedure or function where it is defined. A variable is also valid inside a sub procedure or function defined. If a variable name is collided with another varia...
2018-10-13, 496👍, 0💬

What are Date and Time Data Types in MySQL
What Are Date and Time Data Types in MySQL? MySQL supports the following date and time data types: DATE - A date in the range of '1000-01-01' and '9999-12-31'. Default DATE format is "YYYY-MM-DD". DATETIME - A date with the time of day in the range of '1000-01-01 00:00:00' and '9999-12-31 23:59:59'....
2018-03-24, 496👍, 0💬

Rename an Existing User Account in MySQL
How To Rename an Existing User Account Name in MySQL? If you want to change the name of an existing user account, you can use the "RENAME USER oldName TO newName" command. The tutorial exercise below shows you how to do this: &gt;cd \mysql\bin &gt;mysql -u root -pretneciyf mysql mysql&gt...
2017-12-13, 496👍, 0💬

What Is a SELECT Query Statement in MySQL
What Is a SELECT Query Statement in MySQL? The SELECT statement is also called the query statement. It is the most frequently used SQL statement in any database application. A SELECT statement allows you to retrieve data from one or more tables or views, with different selection criteria, grouping c...
2017-11-05, 496👍, 0💬

"DROP" Statements - Deleting database objects in SQL Server
How to delete database objects with "DROP" statements in SQL Server? To remove all database objects created by previous tutorials, you could just delete the database. However, in this tutorial, you will go through the steps to reverse every action you took doing the tutorial. Removing permissions an...
2016-11-27, 496👍, 0💬

UPDATE Subquery Returning Multiple Rows in SQL Server
What Happens If the UPDATE Subquery Returns Multiple Rows in SQL Server? If a subquery is used in a UPDATE statement, it must return exactly one row for each row in the update table that matches the WHERE clause. If it returns multiple rows, SQL Server will give you an error message. To test this ou...
2016-11-02, 496👍, 0💬

Retrieve Field Values from RECORD Variables in Oracle
How To Retrieve Values from Data Fields in RECORD Variables in Oracle? If a variable is a RECORD variable with data fields assigned values, you can retrieve those values out of its data fields by using fields names prefixed with variable name as "variable.field_name". Here is a sample script showing...
2018-09-01, 495👍, 0💬

Downloading and Installing MySQL on Windows
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Downloading and Installing MySQL on Windows? I want to learn how to install MySQL database. Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Downloading and Installing MySQL on Windows. Clear a...
2018-06-12, 495👍, 0💬

List All Tables with "mysql" Command in MySQL
How To Show All Tables with "mysql" in MySQL? If you want to see all the tables in a database, you run the non-SQL command "SHOW TABLES" at the "mysql" prompt. See the following tutorial exercise for example: &gt;cd \mysql\bin &gt;mysql -u root test Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end...
2018-02-28, 495👍, 0💬

What Is MySQL Server Daemon - mysqld in MySQL
What Is the MySQL Server Daemon - mysqld in MySQL? "mysqld" is MySQL server daemon program which runs quietly in background on your computer system. Invoking "mysqld" will start the MySQL server on your system. Terminating "mysqld" will shutdown the MySQL server. Here is a tutorial example of invoki...
2017-12-09, 495👍, 0💬

Retrieving MySQL Server information in MySQL
How To Get Some Basic Information Back from MySQL Servers in MySQL? Once you got a MySQL server connection object successfully, you can use mysql_get_server() and mysql_get_host_info() to get some basic information from your MySQL server. The tutorial exercise below is a good example: &lt;?php $...
2017-11-11, 495👍, 0💬

IN - Testing Values Returned by a Subquery in SQL Server
How To Test Values Returned by a Subquery with the IN Operator in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Normally, the comparison operator IN is used against a list of specified values as in the format of: "test_value IN (value_1, value_2, ..., value_n)". But you can also replace the list of values by a subquery ...
2017-01-21, 495👍, 0💬

Determining Data Types of View Columns in SQL Server
How Column Data Types Are Determined in a View in SQL Server? When you define a view, its columns are defined through a list of expressions in the underlying SELECT statement. Their data types will be determined implicitly by the expressions. For example, if the column expression is a column name of...
2016-11-03, 495👍, 0💬

"DELETED" - Old Record of an DML Event Instance in SQL Server
How To Access the Deleted Record of an Event in SQL Server? When a DML event occurs, SQL Server will prepare a temporary table called "DELETED", which contains the old record of the affected row, which is: A copy of the deleted row for a DELETE statement. A copy of the row to be updated for an UPDAT...
2016-10-24, 495👍, 0💬

Show All Tables in the Database in Oracle
How To Get a List of All Tables in the Database in Oracle? If you don't like to use a SELECT statement to get a list of all tables in the current database, you can use the Reports view to do this as shown in the following tutorial example: Click menu View. Selects Reports from the menu. Open Reports...
2018-10-08, 494👍, 0💬

ONLINE/OFFLINE - Database States in SQL Server
What are database states in SQL Server? A database is always in one specific state. For example, these states include ONLINE, OFFLINE, or SUSPECT. To verify the current state of a database, select the state_desc column in the sys.databases catalog view. The following table defines the database state...
2016-11-20, 494👍, 0💬

Understanding and Managing Indexes in SQL Server
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Understanding and Managing Indexes in SQL Server? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Understanding and Managing Indexes in SQL Server. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exe...
2016-11-15, 494👍, 0💬

Getting Parts of DATETIME Values as Integers in SQL Server
How To Get Parts of DATETIME Values as Integers in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Sometimes, you want to one specific part of a DATETIME value as an integer to be used in your own date and time calculations. This can be done by using the DATEPART() function in the following format: DATENAME(datepart, date...
2017-02-14, 493👍, 0💬

Differences between Functions and Stored Procedures in SQL Server
What Are the Differences between User Defined Functions and Stored Procedures in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Differences between user defined functions and stored procedures are: Stored procedures does not return any data and they can not be used in expressions. User defined functions does return data ...
2016-12-24, 493👍, 0💬

"DROP DATABASE" - Deleting Databases in SQL Server
How to delete a database in SQL Server? If you created a database incorrectly, or you have a database that is not needed any more, you can delete it with the "DROP DATABASE" statement with this syntax: DROP DATABASE database_name For example, execute this statement: DROP DATABASE FyiCenterData GO Th...
2016-11-24, 493👍, 0💬

"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, 493👍, 0💬

Enter a New Row Interactively in Oracle
How To Enter a New Row into a Table Interactively in Oracle? If you don't like to use the INSERT statement to enter a new row into a table, you can use the object view to enter it interactively. Follow the steps below to enter new row into table TIP: Double-click on the table name TIP. Click the Dat...
2018-10-08, 492👍, 0💬

Entering Microseconds in SQL Statements in MySQL
How To Enter Microseconds in SQL Statements in MySQL? If you want to enter microseconds in a SQL statements, you can enter them right after the time string as a 6-digit number delimited with '.'. '0' will be padded to right if not enough digits. Here are some good examples: SELECT TIME('1997/01/31 0...
2017-12-26, 492👍, 0💬

What Are Views in SQL Server
What Are Views in SQL Server? A view is a database object that represents the data in one or more tables in the same structure as a separate table. Here are some basic rules about views: Tables store real data. Views do not store real data. Views must have underlying tables to provide data. Each vie...
2016-11-08, 492👍, 0💬

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