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Renaming an Existing Column with Management Studio in SQL Server
How to rename an existing column with SQL Server Management Studio in SQL Server? If you are using SQL Server Management Studio, you can rename almost any data objects through the Object Explorer window. The tutorial example below shows you how to rename a column: 1. Run SQL Server Management Studio...
2016-11-15, 659👍, 0💬

Connect ASP Pages to Oracle Servers in Oracle
How To Connect ASP Pages to Oracle Servers in Oracle? If you are running Windows IIS Web server and serving ASP Web pages, you can get data from Oracle servers into your ASP pages through ODBC drivers. To do this, you need to install the correct Oracle ODBC driver and define a DSN on the IIS Web ser...
2016-10-15, 659👍, 0💬

What Is a User Account in MySQL
What Is a User Account in MySQL? A user account is identified by a user name and defines the user's attributes, including the following: Password for connection authentication. User privileges, for examples: Shutdown_priv, Create_priv, Drop_priv, Insert_priv, Update_priv, Delete_priv, etc.. Various ...
2017-12-13, 658👍, 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 &amp; N...
2017-02-03, 658👍, 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, 658👍, 0💬

Update Column Values on Multiple Rows in MySQL
How To Update Column Values on Multiple Rows in MySQL? If the WHERE clause in an UPDATE matches multiple rows, the SET clause will be applied to all matched rows. This rule allows you to update values on multiple rows in a single UPDATE statement. Here is a good example: mysql&gt; UPDATE fyi_lin...
2018-01-13, 657👍, 0💬

Using Table Alias Names in MySQL
How To Define and Use Table Alias Names in MySQL? When column names need to be prefixed with table names, you can define table alias name and use them to prefix column names as shown in the following select statement: mysql&gt; SELECT l.id, l.url, r.comment FROM fyi_links l INNER JOIN fyi_rates ...
2017-12-31, 657👍, 0💬

Testing Table for DML Statements in SQL Server
How To Create a Testing Table with Test Data in SQL Server? If you want to practice DML statements, like INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements, you should create a testing table. The tutorial exercise shows you a good example: CREATE TABLE fyi_links (id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, url VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL, ...
2016-11-03, 657👍, 0💬

Retrieve the Count of Updated Rows in Oracle
How To Retrieve the Count of Updated Rows in Oracle? After running an UPDATE statement, the database server returns a count of updated rows. You can retrieve this count from a special predefined variable called SQL%ROWCOUT, as shown in the following tutorial: CREATE TABLE emp_temp AS SELECT * FROM e...
2018-09-13, 656👍, 0💬

NULL Values Involved in Arithmetic Operations in SQL Server
What Happens If NULL Values Are Involved in Arithmetic Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If NULL values are involved in arithmetic operations, the result will be numeric NULL values. The following tutorial script shows you some good examples: SELECT 7+NULL; GO ----------- NULL SELECT 10.02*NULL...
2017-02-05, 656👍, 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, 656👍, 0💬

Start a New Transaction Explicitly in MySQL
How To Start a New Transaction Explicitly in MySQL? If you are confused on the implicit new transaction rules, you can always start a new transaction with the "START TRANSACTION" command to start a new transaction explicitly. "START TRANSACTION" command works in both "Autocommit On" and "Autocommit ...
2016-10-17, 656👍, 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, 655👍, 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, 655👍, 0💬

Adding More Data to the Test Table in MySQL
How To Add More Data to the Testing Table in MySQL? If you want to continue with other tutorial exercises in this FAQ collection, you need to add more data to the testing table. Follow the script below to add a new column and: mysql&gt; ALTER TABLE fyi_links ADD COLUMN tag VARCHAR(8); mysql&...
2017-11-02, 655👍, 0💬

Query with a Full Outer Join in MySQL
How To Write a Query with a Full Outer Join in MySQL? There is no way to do full outer join in MySQL. It does not support this feature at the current MySQL release.   ⇒SELECT Statements with JOIN and Subqueries in MySQL ⇒⇒MySQL Database Tutorials
2017-09-28, 655👍, 0💬

Major Storage Engines Supported in MySQL in MySQL
What Are Storage Engines in MySQL? Storage engines are programs that are integrated into MySQL database management system to manage data tables. MySQL 5.0 supports the following major storage engines: MyISAM Storage Engine - MySQL default storage engine. Based on ISAM database concept. MyISAM is not...
2017-09-12, 655👍, 0💬

Location of Database Files in SQL Server
Where is my database stored on the hard disk in SQL Server? If a database is created with simple CREATE DATABASE statement, the server will create two database files on the hard disk to store data and configuration information about that data bases: database_name.mdf - SQL Server Database Primary Da...
2016-11-24, 655👍, 0💬

DROP INDEX - Removing Existing Indexes in SQL Server
How To Drop Existing Indexes in SQL Server? For some reason, if you want remove an existing index, you can use the DROP INDEX statement with following syntax: CREATE INDEX table_name.index_name The tutorial exercise below shows you how to remove the index "fyi_links_id": USE FyiCenterData; GO SELECT...
2016-11-15, 655👍, 0💬

Error: Single-Row Subquery Returns More Than One Row in Oracle
What Happens If the UPDATE Subquery Returns Multiple Rows in Oracle? 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, Oracle server will give you an error message. To test this out...
2020-01-21, 654👍, 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, 654👍, 0💬

Creating a Test Table in MySQL
How To Create a Testing Table in MySQL? If you want to practice DML statements, like INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE, you should create a testing table. The tutorial exercise shows you a good example: mysql&gt; CREATE TABLE fyi_links (id INTEGER PRIMARY KEY, url VARCHAR(80) NOT NULL, notes VARCHAR(102...
2018-01-24, 654👍, 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, 654👍, 0💬

Show the Current Transaction Mode in MySQL
How To Find Out the Current Transaction Mode in MySQL? If you are not sure about your current transaction mode, you can use the "SELECT @@AUTOCOMMIT FROM DUAL" statement to find out as shown in the following tutorial exercise: &gt;\mysql\bin\mysql -u dev -piyf fyi mysql&gt; SELECT @@AUTOCOMM...
2016-10-17, 654👍, 0💬

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