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Defining and Using Table Alias Names in SQL Server
How To Define and Use Table Alias Names in SQL Server? When column names need to be prefixed with table names, you can define table alias name and use them to prefix column names. To define an alias for a table name, just enter the alias name right after the original table name in the FROM clause as...
2016-10-30, 623👍, 0💬

Sorting Query Output by Multiple Columns in SQL Server
Can the Query Output Be Sorted by Multiple Columns in SQL Server? You can specifying multiple columns in the ORDER BY clause as shown in the following example statement, which returns rows sorted by "tag" and "counts" values: SELECT tag, counts, url, created FROM fyi_links ORDER BY tag, counts GO ta...
2016-10-26, 622👍, 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, 621👍, 0💬

Selecting Other User's Database in MySQL
Can You Select Someone Else Database in MySQL? If your MySQL server is provided by an Internet service company, they will provide you one database for your use only. There are many other databases on the server for other users. But your user account will have no privilege to select other databases. ...
2017-10-23, 621👍, 0💬

Creating an Index for Multiple Columns in SQL Server
How To Create an Index for Multiple Columns in SQL Server? An index for multiple columns works similarly to a sorting process on multiple columns. If an index is defined for two columns, the index key is composed by values from those two columns. A multi-column index will be used to speed up the sea...
2016-11-13, 621👍, 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, 621👍, 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, 620👍, 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, 620👍, 0💬

Creating Local Temporary Stored Procedures in SQL Server
How To Create a Local Temporary Stored Procedure in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A local temporary stored procedure is a special stored procedure that: Is created like a normal (permanent) stored procedure with the name prefixed with a number sign (#). Are only valid in the same client session where it ...
2016-12-28, 620👍, 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, 620👍, 0💬

Sort Query Output in Descending Order in Oracle
How To Sort Query Output in Descending Order in Oracle? If you want to sort a column in descending order, you can specify the DESC keyword in the ORDER BY clause. The following SELECT statement first sorts the department in descending order, then sorts the salary in ascending order: SQL&gt; SELE...
2019-12-19, 619👍, 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, 619👍, 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, 619👍, 0💬

Shutdown MySQL Server Properly in MySQL
How To Properly Shutdown MySQL Server Daemon mysqld in MySQL? The proper way to shutdown your MySQL server is to the use "mysqladmin shutdown" command. Other ways to shutdown your server include: Enter "mysqladmin -u root -ppassowrd shutdown" command with options in a command window. Use Windows Tas...
2017-12-04, 619👍, 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, 618👍, 0💬

Declaring and Using Cursor Variables in SQL Server
How To Declare and Use Cursor Variables in SQL Server Transact-SQL? There are two ways to representing a cursor: 1. A cursor name - A static name representing a cursor object. A cursor name should be linked to a cursor object in the DECLARE statement. 2. A cursor variable name - A variable name poin...
2016-10-17, 618👍, 0💬

What Is Oracle Server Autotrace in Oracle
What Is Oracle Server Autotrace in Oracle? Autotrace is Oracle server feature that generates two statement execution reports very useful for performance tuning: Statement execution path - Shows you the execution loop logic of a DML statement. Statement execution statistics - Shows you various execut...
2020-06-08, 617👍, 0💬

Inserting Rows with a SELECT Statement in MySQL
How To Insert Multiple Rows with a SELECT Statement in MySQL? If want to insert rows into a table based on data rows from other tables, you can use a sub-query inside the INSERT statement as shown in the following script example: &lt;?php include "mysql_connection.php"; $sql = "INSERT INTO fyi_l...
2017-09-20, 617👍, 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, 616👍, 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, 616👍, 0💬

Sort by Multiple Columns in MySQL
Can the Query Output Be Sorted by Multiple Columns in MySQL? You can specifying multiple columns in the ORDER BY clause as shown in the following example statement, which returns employees' salaries sorted by department and salary value: mysql&gt; SELECT tag, counts, url, DATE(created) FROM fyi_...
2017-11-02, 616👍, 0💬

Deleting a Table That Is Used by a View in SQL Server
What Happens If You Delete a Table That Is Used by a View in SQL Server? Assuming that you have a table which is used by a view, and you try to delete that table. SQL Server will let you delete the table without any trouble. But that view will become invalid. The tutorial exercise below shows you wh...
2016-11-04, 615👍, 0💬

Moving Database Physical Files to New Locations in SQL Server
How to move database physical files in SQL Server? If you want to move database physical files to a new location, you can use the "ALTER DATABASE" statements to bring the database offline, and link it to the files at the new location. The following tutorial gives you a good example: ALTER DATABASE F...
2016-11-20, 614👍, 0💬

Inserting Data into an Existing Table in MySQL
How To Insert Data into an Existing Table in MySQL? If you want to insert a row of data into an existing table, you can use the INSERT INTO statement as shown in the following sample script: &lt;?php include "mysql_connection.php"; $sql = "INSERT INTO fyi_links (id, url) VALUES (" . " 101, 'dev....
2017-10-08, 613👍, 0💬

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