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Concatenating Two Character Strings in SQL Server
How To Concatenate Two Character Strings Together in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Concatenating two character strings together is most commonly used string operation. SQL Server 2005 allows to concatenate two character strings into a single string with the (+) operator. The following tutorial exercise s...
2017-03-11, 266👍, 0💬

Converting Binary Strings into Character Strings in SQL Server
Can Binary Strings Be Converted into Character Strings in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Binary strings and character strings are convertible. But there are several rules you need to remember: Binary strings can be converted implicitly to character strings by assignment operations. Binary strings can not ...
2017-02-28, 266👍, 0💬

BETWEEN - Testing Value in a Range in SQL Server
What To Test Value Ranges with the BETWEEN Operator in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Sometimes you want to compare a value against a value range. You can do this with two regular comparison operations. But you can also use the special comparison operator BETWEEN to get it done with the following syntaxes...
2017-01-21, 266👍, 0💬

Creating Stored Procedures with Statement Blocks in SQL Server
How To Create a Stored Procedure with a Statement Block in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you are creating a stored procedure with multiple statements, it's better to use "BEGIN ... END" to group all statements into a single statement block. The tutorial exercise below shows you some good examples: USE...
2017-01-05, 266👍, 0💬

Using Binary Strings in Arithmetical Operations in SQL Server
Can Binary Strings Be Used in Arithmetical Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Can binary strings be used in arithmetical operations? The answer is yes. But there are two simple rules you need to remember: If an arithmetical operation has one binary string operand and one integer data type operan...
2017-02-28, 265👍, 0💬

Date/Time Data Type Comparison in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are differences between date and time data types in SQL Server Transact-SQL? I want to compare of date and time data types? Here is a comparison table of all date and time data types supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL: Data type Storage size Precision Default Format / (bytes) Value range ----...
2017-02-25, 264👍, 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, 263👍, 0💬

CONVERT/CAST Function in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to convert value from one data type to another in SQL Server Transact-SQL? How to use the CONVERT function or the CAST function? In Transact-SQL, you can use CONVERT statements to convert values from one data type to another, in the syntax of: CONVERT(data_type, value[, style]) In this syntax, "...
2017-04-01, 262👍, 0💬

Calculating Age in Days, Hours and Minutes in SQL Server
How To Calculate Age in Days, Hours and Minutes in SQL Server Transact-SQL? On many Web sites, news items or blog articles are displayed with a publishing data and time represented in days, hours and minutes. To do this you can use the DATEDIFF() function with a simple algorithm as shown in the tuto...
2017-02-14, 261👍, 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, 261👍, 0💬

Single-Byte Character Data Types in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are single-byte character string data types supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Single-byte character string data types are used to hold single-byte character strings. There are 3 single-byte character string data types supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL: 1. CHAR (or CHARACTER) - Used to ho...
2017-04-08, 260👍, 0💬

Overflow Errors on Converting Big Values to NUMERIC in SQL Server
What Happens When Converting Big Values to NUMERIC Data Types in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you are converting a numeric expression to a NUMERIC data type and the value is too big for the storage size, you will get an arithmetic overflow error as shown in the following examples: -- Overflow error o...
2017-03-22, 260👍, 0💬

Character Strings and Binary Strings in SQL Server Transact-SQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Character Strings and Binary Strings in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Character Strings and Binary Strings in SQL Server Transact-SQL. Clear answers ...
2017-03-11, 259👍, 0💬

Converting Date and Time Values into Integers in SQL Server
Can Date and Time Values Be Converted into Integers in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Can date and time values be converted into integers? The answer is yes. The resulting integer will be the number days relative the base date: Jan 1, 1900. The time of the day will be rounded to days. But there several ru...
2017-02-22, 259👍, 0💬

"IF ... ELSE IF ..." Statement Structures in SQL Server
How To Use "IF ... ELSE IF ..." Statement Structures in SQL Server Transact-SQL? "IF ... ELSE IF ..." statement structure is used to select one of the specified statements to be executed based on specified Boolean conditions. Here is the syntax of "IF ... ELSE IF ..." statement structure: IF conditi...
2017-01-11, 259👍, 0💬

sqlservr.exe - Process - SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) in SQL Server
What is sqlservr.exe - Process - SQL Server (SQLEX?PRESS) in SQL Server? Process sqlservr.exe is the Microsoft SQL Server system service installed as part of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. mscorsvw.exe process and program file info: CPU usage: 00% Memory usage: 1,316K Launching metho...
2016-12-08, 259👍, 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, 258👍, 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, 258👍, 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, 257👍, 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, 257👍, 0💬

Binary String Data Types in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are binary string data types supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Binary string data types are used to hold binary character strings. There are 3 binary string data types supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL: 1. BINARY - Used to hold binary strings of a fixed length, specified in the format of...
2017-04-04, 256👍, 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, 256👍, 0💬

PRINT Statements in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to print value on console in SQL Server Transact-SQL? How to use the PRINT statements? In Transact-SQL, you can use PRINT statements to print values on the console of the client tool, in the syntax of: PRINT <value> When a PRINT statement is executed, the system will: Print the value on th...
2017-04-01, 254👍, 0💬

Character String Functions Supported by SQL Server 2005 in SQL Server
What Are the Character String Functions Supported by SQL Server 2005 in SQL Server Transact-SQL? SQL Server 2005 supports 23 character string functions: ASCII(char) - Returning the code value of a non-Unicode character. CHAR(int) - Returning the non-Unicode character of a code value. CHARINDEX(word,...
2017-03-07, 254👍, 0💬

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