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Using Group Functions in the SELECT Clause in SQL Server
How To Use Group Functions in the SELECT Clause in SQL Server? If group functions are used in the SELECT clause, all rows that meet the criteria defined in the WHERE clause will be treated as a single group. The group functions will be apply all rows in that group as a whole. The final output of the...
2016-10-25, 600👍, 0💬

Build Data Dictionary View in Oracle
How To Build Data Dictionary View of an New Database in Oracle? This is Step 9. The Oracle Administrator Guide suggests to run two SQL scripts provided by Oracle as shown bellow: SQL&gt; @/u01/oracle/rdbms/admin/catal og.sqlSQL&gt; @/u01/oracle/rdbms/admin/catpr oc.sql  ⇒Creating New Databas...
2019-03-27, 599👍, 0💬

Subtracting a DATETIME Value from Another DATETIME Value in SQL Server
Can a DATETIME Value Be Subtracted from Another DATETIME Value in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Can a datetime value be subtracted from another datetime value? The answer is yes. The subtract operation can be performed by the subtract operator (-) as: datetime1 - datetime2: Returning a DATETIME value cal...
2017-02-20, 599👍, 0💬

What Is a Database in SQL Server
What is a database in SQL Server? A database is a logical container that contains a set of related database objects: Tables - Storages of structured data. Views - Queries to present data from tables. Indexes - Sorting indexes to speed up searches. Stored Procedures - Predefined SQL program units. Us...
2016-11-24, 598👍, 0💬

Incrementing a Date by 1 in MySQL
How To Increment Dates by 1 in MySQL? If you have a date, and you want to increment it by 1 day, you can use the DATE_ADD(date, INTERVAL 1 DAY) function. You can also use the date interval add operation as "date + INTERVAL 1 DAY". The tutorial exercise below gives you some good examples: SELECT DATE...
2017-12-26, 596👍, 0💬

Joining Two Tables in a Single Query in SQL Server
How To Join Two Tables in a Single Query in SQL Server? 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 th...
2016-10-30, 596👍, 0💬

Writing Date and Time Literals in MySQL
How To Write Date and Time Literals in MySQL? MySQL offers a number of formats for you to use to enter date and time literals: ANSI standard format: "YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS". Non-standard limiters. Like: "YYYY/MM/DD HH^MM^SS" or "YYYY.MM.DD HH-MM-SS". No limiters. Like: "YYYYMMDD" for a date or "HHMMSS...
2017-12-26, 593👍, 0💬

Categories of Functions Based on Return Modes in SQL Server
How Many Categories of Functions based Their Return Modes in SQL Server Transact-SQL? SQL Server supports 2 categories of user defined functions based on their return modes: 1. Scalar-valued Functions - A function that returns a single value. Scalar-valued functions can be used in scalar expressions...
2016-12-18, 593👍, 0💬

Running MySQL Server on a Specific Port in MySQL
How To Run MySQL Server on a Different Port in MySQL? By default, MySQL will listen at port number 3306 for any client connections. But you can change this by starting the server with "--port=portNumber" option. The tutorial exercise shows you how to start the server to listen to a different port nu...
2017-11-29, 592👍, 0💬

"CREATE LOGIN" Statements - Creating a Login in SQL Server
How to create a login to access the database engine using "CREATE LOGIN" statements in SQL Server? This is the first tutorial of a quick lesson on creating login and configure users for databases with Transact-SQL statements. Granting a user access to a database involves three steps. First, you crea...
2016-12-02, 591👍, 0💬

Deleting Data from a View in SQL Server
Can You Delete Data from a View in SQL Server? Can you delete data in a view? The answer is no. But if the question is "Can you delete data from the underlying table through view?" The answer is then yes. SQL Server will allow you to delete data from the underlying table through a view. The tutorial...
2016-11-03, 591👍, 0💬

Creating a New Table in a Given Schema in SQL Server
How To Create a New Table in a Given Schema in SQL Server? When you create a new table, you can specify in which schema you want this table to be located by prefixing the table name with the schema name. In the tutorial example below, a new table "test" is created in schema "fyi": USE FyiCenterData;...
2016-10-22, 591👍, 0💬

OFFLINE - Taking a database offline in SQL Server
How to set a database state to OFFLINE in SQL Server? If you want to move database physical files, you should take the database offline by using the "ALTER DATABASE" statement with the following syntax: ALTER DATABASE database_name SET OFFLINE The following tutorial example will bring "FyiCenterComD...
2016-11-20, 590👍, 0💬

Deleting a User Account in MySQL
How To Delete a User Account in MySQL? If you want to delete a user account, you can connect to the server as "root" and use the "DROP USER ..." command to delete a user account. The tutorial exercise below shows you a good example: &gt;cd \mysql\bin &gt;mysql -u root -pretneciyf mysql mysql...
2017-12-13, 586👍, 0💬

Renaming Database Names in SQL Server
How to rename databases in SQL Server? If don't like the name of a database, you can change it by using the "ALTER DATABASE" statement with the following syntax: ALTER DATABASE database_name MODIFY NAME = new_database_name The tutorial example below shows you how change the database name from "FyiCe...
2016-11-24, 586👍, 0💬

"DROP SCHEMA" - Dropping an Existing Schema in SQL Server
How To Drop an Existing Schema in SQL Server? If you want to delete a schema, you need to move all objects out of that schema, then use the "DROP SCHEMA" statement to delete the schema. The tutorial exercise below shows you how to drop schema "fyi": -- Login with "sa" USE FyiCenterData; GO -- Drop f...
2016-10-20, 585👍, 0💬

UNION - Merging Outputs from Two Queries Together in SQL Server
How To Use UNION to Merge Outputs from Two Queries Together in SQL Server? If you have two queries that returns the same row fields, you can merge their outputs together with the UNION operator. The following tutorial exercise shows you how to use the UNION operator: SELECT * FROM fyi_links WHERE ta...
2016-10-26, 584👍, 0💬

Transferring Tables from One Schema to Another in SQL Server
How To Transfer an Existing Table from One Schema to Another Schema in SQL Server? If you want to move an existing table from one schema to another schema, you can use the "ALTER SCHEMA ... TRANSFER ..." statement as shown in the tutorial exercise below: -- Login with "sa" USE FyiCenterData; GO -- C...
2016-10-22, 584👍, 0💬

Creating and Managing Schemas in SQL Server
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Creating and Managing Schemas in SQL Server? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Creating and Managing Schemas in SQL Server. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises on ...
2016-10-22, 583👍, 0💬

"DROP TABLE" - Deleting Existing Tables in SQL Server
How To Drop an Existing Table with "DROP TABLE" Statements in SQL Server? If you want to delete an existing table and its data rows, you can use the "DROP TABLE" statement as shown in the tutorial script below: SELECT * FROM tipBackup GO id subject description create_date 1 Learn SQL Visit dev.fyice...
2016-11-15, 582👍, 0💬

Deleting an Existing Row with DELETE Statements in SQL Server
How To Delete an Existing Row with DELETE Statements in SQL Server? If you want to delete an existing row from a table, you can use the DELETE statement with a WHERE clause to identify that row. Here is good sample of DELETE statements: -- insert a row for this test INSERT INTO fyi_links (url, id) V...
2016-10-30, 582👍, 0💬

Default Schema of Your Login Session in SQL Server
What Is the Default Schema of Your Login Session in SQL Server? When you login to a SQL Server and select a database to use, SQL Server will assign your login session a default schema. The schema name can be omitted when you refer to objects in the default schema. Here is what you should remember ab...
2016-10-22, 582👍, 0💬

Deleting Multiple Rows with One DELETE Statement in SQL Server
How To Delete Multiple Rows with One DELETE Statement in SQL Server? You can delete multiple rows from a table in the same way as deleting a single row, except that the WHERE clause will match multiple rows. The tutorial exercise below deletes 3 rows from the fyi_links table: -- view rows to be dele...
2016-10-30, 581👍, 0💬

Adding More Test Data for Query Statements in SQL Server
How To Add More Data to the Testing Table in SQL Server? 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 more rows: ALTER TABLE fyi_links ADD tag VARCHAR(8) GO UPDATE fyi_lin...
2016-10-26, 581👍, 0💬

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