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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, 984👍, 0💬

Running Queries with 'sqlcmd' Tool in SQL Server
How to run Queries with "sqlcmd" tool in SQL Server? "sqlcmd" is a client tool that you can use to interact SQL server. You can follow the tutorial below to run queries on the local SQL Server 2005 Express. 1. Open a command window and enter the following command to start "sqlcmd" and run a simple q...
2016-12-04, 978👍, 0💬

CREATE, ALTER and DROP Statements in MySQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on CREATE, ALTER and DROP Statements in MySQL? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on CREATE, ALTER and DROP Statements in MySQL. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises on cr...
2018-03-13, 969👍, 0💬

Start with a Minimum Initialization Parameter File in Oracle
How To Start Instance with a Minimal Initialization Parameter File in Oracle? The sample initialization parameter file provided by Oracle seems to be not working. But we can try to start the new instance with a minimal initialization parameter file (PFile). First you can create another PFile, $ORACL...
2018-05-08, 967👍, 0💬

Verifying SQL Server Running Status in SQL Server
How do you know if SQL Server is running on your local system in SQL Server? After installing SQL Server 2006 Express Edition, it will be running on your local system quietly as a background process. If you want to see this process is running, run Windows Task Manager. You should see a process calle...
2016-12-08, 966👍, 0💬

What Causes Index Fragmentation in SQL Server
What Causes Index Fragmentation in SQL Server? Index fragmentation is usually caused by deleting of existing rows or updating existing values of the indexed column. Inserting new rows should not cause any index fragmentation. This tutorial exercise shows you how update statements of 50000 rows on th...
2016-11-08, 966👍, 0💬

Storage Engines: MyISAM, InnoDB and BDB in MySQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Storage Engines: MyISAM, InnoDB and BDB in MySQL? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Storage Engines: MyISAM, InnoDB and BDB in MySQL. Clear explanations and tutorial exercises ar...
2017-09-12, 962👍, 0💬

Passing Values to Stored Procedure Parameters in SQL Server
How To Provide Values to Stored Procedure Parameters in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If a stored procedure is created with parameters, you need pass values to those parameters when calling the stored procedure with one of two formats listed below: -- Passing values only EXEC procedure_name value_1, valu...
2016-12-28, 944👍, 0💬

Create a Stored Function in Oracle
How To Create a Stored Function in Oracle? A stored function is a function with a specified name and stored into the current database. If you want to create a stored function, you can use the CREATE FUNCTION statement. The example script below creates a stored procedure: SQL&gt; CREATE OR REPLAC...
2018-11-11, 941👍, 0💬

Ending Stored Procedures Properly in SQL Server
How To End a Stored Procedure Properly in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Where the end of the "CREATE PROCEDURE" statement structure? The answer is simple, the end of the statement batch. Even if you are using a "BEGIN ... END" statement block, the stored procedure structure is not going to end at the end...
2017-01-05, 931👍, 0💬

OUTPUT - Defining Output Parameters in Stored Procedures in SQL Server
How To Define Output Parameters in Stored Procedures in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Sometime a stored procedure not only want to take input values from the calling statement batch, but it also want to send output values back to the calling statement batch. This can be done by defining output parameters...
2016-12-28, 927👍, 0💬

Create a Table in a Given Tablespace in Oracle
How To Create a Table in a Specific Tablespace in Oracle? After you have created a new tablespace, you can give it to your users for them to create tables in the new tablespace. To create a table in a specific tablespace, you need to use the TABLESPACE clause in the CREATE TABLE statement. Here is a...
2019-01-08, 925👍, 1💬

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What Is Open Database Communication (ODBC) in Oracle
What Is Open Database Communication (ODBC) in Oracle? ODBC, Open Database Communication, a standard API (application program interface) developed by Microsoft for Windows applications to communicate with database management systems. Oracle offers ODBC drivers to allow Windows applications to connect...
2016-10-15, 925👍, 0💬

What Is SQL in MySQL
What Is SQL in MySQL? SQL, SEQUEL (Structured English Query Language), is a language for RDBMS (Relational Database Management Systems). SQL was developed by IBM Corporation.   ⇒Database Basics and Terminologies in MySQL ⇒⇒MySQL Database Tutorials
2017-07-15, 924👍, 0💬

Selecting Some Specific Columns from a Table in SQL Server
How To Select Some Specific Columns from a Table in a Query in SQL Server? If you want explicitly tell the query to return some specific columns, you can specify the column names in the SELECT clause. The following select statement returns only three columns, "id", "created" and "url" from the table...
2016-10-26, 920👍, 0💬

Using SELECT Statements on Views in SQL Server
Can SELECT Statements Be Used on Views in SQL Server? Select (query) statements can be used on views in the same way as tables. The following tutorial exercise helps you creating a view and running a query statement on the view: CREATE VIEW myLinks AS SELECT * FROM fyi_links WHERE url LIKE '%fyi%' G...
2016-10-26, 916👍, 0💬

Changing Your Own Password in MySQL
How To Change the Password for Your Own User Account in MySQL? If you want to change the password of your own user account, you should use your user account connect to the server "mysql" first. You should then use the "SET PASSWORD ..." command to change the password of the current user account. The...
2017-09-08, 901👍, 0💬

INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE Statements in MySQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE Statements in MySQL? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE Statements in MySQL. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises...
2018-01-24, 881👍, 0💬

How To Count Duplicated Values in a Column? in SQL Server
How To Count Duplicated Values in a Column in SQL Server? If you have a column with duplicated values, and you want to know what are those duplicated values are and how many duplicates are there for each of those values, you can use the "GROUP BY ... HAVING" clause as shown in the following example....
2016-10-25, 880👍, 0💬

Constant or Data Literal in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What Is a Constant or Literal in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A constant, or data literal, is a symbolic expression that represents a specific value of a specific data type in SQL Server Transact-SQL. Constants or literals are used commonly as the default values for table columns, variables, and paramet...
2017-05-20, 875👍, 0💬

Working with Cursors in Oracle PL/SQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Working with Cursors in Oracle PL/SQL? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Working with Cursors in Oracle PL/SQL. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises on defining, op...
2018-02-01, 867👍, 0💬

Error: Deadlock Found When Trying to Get Lock in MySQL
What Happens to Your Transactions When ERROR 1213 Occurred in MySQL? If your transaction receives the "Deadlock found when trying to get lock" - ERROR 1213, MySQL server automatically terminates your transaction and rolls back your data changes of the entire transaction. This is why the error messag...
2017-07-21, 867👍, 0💬

Where Is the Export Dump File Located in Oracle
Where Is the Export Dump File Located in Oracle? If you are not specifying the dump directory and file name, the dump file will be stored in the default dump directory with the default file name. The tutorial exercise below tells you find what is your default dump directory and locate the dump file....
2016-10-15, 852👍, 0💬

"ALTER TABLE ... ALTER COLUMN" - Changing Column Data Type in SQL Server
How to change the data type of an existing column with "ALTER TABLE" statements in SQL Server? Sometimes, you may need to change the data type of an existing column. For example, you want increase the string length of a column. You can use the "ALTER TABLE ... ALTER COLUMN" statements in the followi...
2016-11-15, 842👍, 0💬

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