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Deleting All Rows with TRUNCATE TABLE Statement in SQL Server
How To Delete All Rows with TRUNCATE TABLE Statement in SQL Server? If you want to delete all rows from a table, you have two options: Use the DELETE statement with no WHERE clause. Use the TRUNCATE TABLE statement. The TRUNCATE statement is more efficient the DELETE statement. The tutorial exercise...
2016-10-30, 624👍, 0💬

Sorting Query Output in Descending Order in SQL Server
How To Sort Query Output in Descending Order in SQL Server? 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 "tag" in descending order, then sorts the "counts" in ascending order: SELECT tag, cou...
2016-10-26, 624👍, 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, 623👍, 0💬

SP_HELP - Viewing Existing Indexes on an Given Table in SQL Server
How To View Existing Indexes on an Given Table using SP_HELP in SQL Server? If you want to know how many indexes have been defined for a given table, you can use the SP_HELP built-in stored procedure in the following syntax: EXEC SP_HELP table_name -- Returns all database objects related the given t...
2016-11-15, 623👍, 0💬

"SELECT" Statements - Reading the Data In a Table in SQL Server
How to read data in a table with "SELECT" statements in SQL Server? This is the fourth tutorial of a quick lesson on creating database objects with Transact-SQL statements. This lesson shows you how to create a database, create a table in the database, and then access and change the data in the tabl...
2016-12-02, 622👍, 0💬

Cannot Use DDL Statements in PL/SQL in Oracle
Can DDL Statements Be Used in PL/SQL in Oracle? No, you can not run any DDL statements is PL/SQL directly. If you try to use the DROP TABLE statement inside PL/SQL, you will get a compilation error as shown below: (Connect to XE with SQL*Plus) BEGIN DROP TABLE student; -- compilation error END; /   ...
2018-10-13, 621👍, 0💬

Close MySQL Connection Objects in MySQL
How To Close MySQL Connection Objects in MySQL? MySQL connection objects created with mysql_connect() calls should be closed as soon as you have finished all of your database access needs by calling mysql_close($con) function. This will reduce the consumption of connection resources on your MySQL se...
2017-11-11, 621👍, 0💬

Create a Single Index for Multiple Columns in Oracle
How To Create a Single Index for Multiple Columns in Oracle? If you know a group of multiple columns will be always used together as search criteria, you should create a single index for that group of columns with the "ON table_name(col1, col2, ...)" clause. Here is an example of one index for two c...
2019-04-17, 620👍, 0💬

"mysqld" Command Line Options in MySQL
What Are the "mysqld" Command Line Options in MySQL? "mysqld" offers a big list of command line options. Here are some commonly used options: "--help" - Displays a short help message on how to use "mysqld". "--verbose --help" - Displays a long help messages on how to use "mysqld". "--console" - Spec...
2017-12-04, 620👍, 0💬

Creating Databases with Specified Physical Files in SQL Server
How to create database with physical files specified in SQL Server? If you don't like the default behavior of the CREATE DATABASE statement, you can specify the physical database files with a longer statement: CREATE DATABASE database_name ON (NAME = logical_data_name, FILENAME = physical_data_name,...
2016-11-24, 620👍, 0💬

What Is Transaction in MySQL
What Is Transaction in MySQL? A transaction is a logical unit of work requested by a user to be applied to the database objects. MySQL server introduces the transaction concept to allow users to group one or more SQL statements into a single transaction, so that the effects of all the SQL statements...
2016-10-16, 620👍, 0💬

"CREATE TRIGGER" - Creating a DML Trigger in SQL Server
How To Create a DML Trigger using CREATE TRIGGER Statements in SQL Server? A DML trigger is a trigger declared to handle a DML event, which occurs when an INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE statement is executed. If you want to create a DML trigger, you should use the "CREATE TRIGGER" statement in the followi...
2016-10-25, 619👍, 0💬

User Account and Attributes in Oracle
What Is a User Account in Oracle? A user account is identified by a user name and defines user's attributes, including the following: Password for database authentication Privileges and roles Default tablespace for database objects Default temporary tablespace for query processing work space   ⇒Mana...
2019-07-30, 618👍, 0💬

Types of Table Joins in MySQL
How To Join Two Tables in a Single Query in MySQL? Two tables can be joined together in a query in 4 ways: Inner Join: Returns only rows from both tables that satisfy the join condition. Left Outer Join: Returns rows from both tables that satisfy the join condition, and the rest of rows from the fir...
2017-12-31, 618👍, 0💬

"CREATE USER" - Creating a User Name in a Database in SQL Server
How To Create a User Name in a Database in SQL Server? User names are security principals at the database level. If you want to allow a login name to access a specific database, you need to create a user name in that database and link it to the login name. Creating a user name can be done by using t...
2016-10-19, 617👍, 0💬

Assign Field Values into RECORD Variables in Oracle
How To Assign Values to Data Fields in RECORD Variables in Oracle? If a variable is a RECORD variable, you can assign values to its data fields by using fields names prefixed with variable name as "variable.field_name". Here is a sample script assigning values to data fields of RECORD variables: CRE...
2018-09-01, 616👍, 0💬

Memory Usage of the MySQL Server in MySQL
How Much Memory Does the Server Take in MySQL? If you are interested to know how much memory your MySQL server is taking, you can use Windows Task Manager to find out. Try to following this tutorial exercise: Start your MySQL server. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del and click Task Manager. The Task Manager window...
2017-12-04, 616👍, 0💬

Concatenating Two Binary Strings in SQL Server
How To Concatenate Two Binary Strings Together in SQL Server Transact-SQL? SQL Server 2005 allows to concatenate two binary strings into a single string with the (+) operator. The following tutorial exercise shows you some binary string concatenation examples: -- Concatenating two binary string lite...
2017-03-07, 616👍, 0💬

Returning the Second 5 Rows from a Query in SQL Server
How To Return the Second 5 Rows in SQL Server? If you want to display query output in multiple pages with 5 rows per page, and the visitor wants to see the output for the second page, you need to display query output from row 6 to row 10. If you are using MySQL server, you can use the "LIMIT startRo...
2016-10-29, 616👍, 0💬

"CREATE TRIGGER" - Creating a DDL Trigger in SQL Server
How To Create a DDL Trigger using "CREATE TRIGGER" Statements in SQL Server? A DDL trigger is defined to handle a DDL statement event, like create, alter and drop tables, views, indexes, etc. DDL triggers can be used to generate warning messages on database object changes. The format of creating a D...
2016-10-22, 616👍, 0💬

Entering Boolean Values in MySQL
How To Enter Boolean Values in SQL Statements in MySQL? If you want to enter Boolean values in SQL statements, you use (TRUE), (FALSE), (true), or (false). Here are some good examples: SELECT TRUE, true, FALSE, false FROM DUAL; +------+------+-------+------- +| TRUE | TRUE | FALSE | FALSE | +------+...
2018-03-31, 615👍, 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, 615👍, 0💬

Rebuilding All Indexes on One Table in SQL Server
How To Rebuild All Indexes on a Single Table in SQL Server? If you have several indexes on a single table and want to rebuild all of them, you may use the "ALTER INDEX ALL ON table_name REBUILD" statement as shown in the tutorial exercise below: USE FyiCenterData; GO UPDATE fyi_links_indexed SET url...
2016-11-08, 614👍, 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, 612👍, 0💬

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