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Unicode Character Data Types in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are Unicode character string data types supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Unicode character string data types are used to hold Unicode character strings. There are 3 Unicode character string data types supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL: 1. NCHAR (or NATIONAL CHAR, or NATIONAL CHARACTER) ...
2017-04-08, 296👍, 0💬

Performing Comparison on Date and Time Values in SQL Server
How To Perform Comparison on Date and Time Values in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Comparison operations on date and time values can be performed in the same way as numeric values. The comparison rule is simple: a date and time value in the future has a greater value than a date and time value in the pas...
2017-01-21, 296👍, 0💬

Creating Stored Procedures with Statement Blocks in SQL Server
How To Create a Stored Procedure with a Statement Block in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you are creating a stored procedure with multiple statements, it's better to use "BEGIN ... END" to group all statements into a single statement block. The tutorial exercise below shows you some good examples: USE...
2017-01-05, 296👍, 0💬

Comments in SQL Server Transact-SQL Statements
How to enter comments in SQL Server Transact-SQL statements? There are 2 ways to enter comments within Transact-SQL statements: Starting comments with two dashes "--": Everything between "--" and the end of the line is treated as a comment. Entering comments between "/*" and "*/": Everything between...
2017-05-29, 295👍, 0💬

Casting Strings to Wrong Code Pages in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What Happens If Strings Are Casted into Wrong Code Pages in SQL Server Transact-SQL? In SQL Server, different collations may use different code pages. For example: Albanian_CI_AI_KS_WS - Albanian, Code page 1250. Arabic_CI_AS_KS_WS - Arabic, Code page 1256. French_CI_AI - French, Code page 1252. Kor...
2017-05-13, 295👍, 0💬

Entering 0.001 Second in DATETIME in SQL Server Transact-SQL
Why I Can Not Enter 0.001 Second in DATETIME values in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you enter milliseconds in data and time values, they will be rounded up to 10/3 millisecond increments, because DATETIME data type uses 4 bytes to store the time of the day. A 4-byte integer can only give an accuracy ...
2017-04-15, 294👍, 0💬

Concatenating Two Character Strings in SQL Server
How To Concatenate Two Character Strings Together in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Concatenating two character strings together is most commonly used string operation. SQL Server 2005 allows to concatenate two character strings into a single string with the (+) operator. The following tutorial exercise s...
2017-03-11, 294👍, 0💬

Date/Time Data Type Comparison in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are differences between date and time data types in SQL Server Transact-SQL? I want to compare of date and time data types? Here is a comparison table of all date and time data types supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL: Data type Storage size Precision Default Format / (bytes) Value range ----...
2017-02-25, 294👍, 0💬

Adding and Removing Days on Date and Time Values in SQL Server
How To Add or Remove Days on Date and Time Values in SQL Server Transact-SQL? SQL Server 2005 only support two operators on data and time values: + (Add): Adding days to a date and time value. - (Subtract): Removing days from a date and time value. Note that to add or subtract days on a date and tim...
2017-02-22, 294👍, 0💬

sqlservr.exe - Process - SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) in SQL Server
What is sqlservr.exe - Process - SQL Server (SQLEX?PRESS) in SQL Server? Process sqlservr.exe is the Microsoft SQL Server system service installed as part of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. mscorsvw.exe process and program file info: CPU usage: 00% Memory usage: 1,316K Launching metho...
2016-12-08, 294👍, 0💬

Performing Comparison on Exact Numbers in SQL Server
How To Perform Comparison on Exact Numbers in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Comparison operations on exact numbers of data types: BIT, INT, NUMERIC, etc., are very easy to understand. Here are some simple examples: -- BIT value comparison DECLARE @x BIT, @y BIT; SET @x = 0; SET @y = 1; SELECT CASE WHEN @...
2017-01-21, 292👍, 0💬

DECLARE Statements in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to declare a variable in SQL Server Transact-SQL? How to use the DECLARE statements? In Transact-SQL, you must use DECLARE statements to declare variables. Declaring a variable is to define the variable name and the variable data type. In Transact-SQL, you can: Declare a single variable in a sin...
2017-04-04, 291👍, 0💬

Converting Binary Strings into Character Strings in SQL Server
Can Binary Strings Be Converted into Character Strings in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Binary strings and character strings are convertible. But there are several rules you need to remember: Binary strings can be converted implicitly to character strings by assignment operations. Binary strings can not ...
2017-02-28, 291👍, 0💬

Underflow and Overflow of FLOAT Values in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What Are the Underflow and Overflow Behaviors on FLOAT Literals in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you enter a floating number that is too big or too small for the FLOAT data type, Transact-SQL will behave as: FLOAT(24) Underflow: If a floating number is too small for FLOAT(24), it will be stored as 0 w...
2017-04-19, 290👍, 0💬

Inserting New Line Characters into Strings in SQL Server
How To Insert New Line Characters into Strings in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you want to break a string into multiple lines, you need to insert new line characters into the string. With some client tools like SQL Server Management Studio, it is not so easy to insert a new line character. One work a...
2017-03-07, 289👍, 0💬

Using Binary Strings in Arithmetical Operations in SQL Server
Can Binary Strings Be Used in Arithmetical Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Can binary strings be used in arithmetical operations? The answer is yes. But there are two simple rules you need to remember: If an arithmetical operation has one binary string operand and one integer data type operan...
2017-02-28, 289👍, 0💬

Using Stored Procedures in SQL Server Transact-SQL
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Using Stored Procedures in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Using Stored Procedures in SQL Server Transact-SQL. Clear answers are provided with tutorial...
2017-01-11, 289👍, 0💬

PRINT Statements in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to print value on console in SQL Server Transact-SQL? How to use the PRINT statements? In Transact-SQL, you can use PRINT statements to print values on the console of the client tool, in the syntax of: PRINT <value> When a PRINT statement is executed, the system will: Print the value on th...
2017-04-01, 288👍, 0💬

Start and End of Statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to start and end a statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Here are some simple rules about writing statements in SQL Server Transact-SQL: A Transact-SQL statement must be started with a pre-defined statement keyword. A Transact-SQL statement must be ended with a new line (/n) or a semicolon (;) c...
2017-05-29, 287👍, 0💬

Converting Date and Time Values into Integers in SQL Server
Can Date and Time Values Be Converted into Integers in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Can date and time values be converted into integers? The answer is yes. The resulting integer will be the number days relative the base date: Jan 1, 1900. The time of the day will be rounded to days. But there several ru...
2017-02-22, 287👍, 0💬

BREAK of Loop Statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to break a WHILE look statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL? How to use BREAK statements? You can use the BREAK statement to break a WHILE loop inside the statement block in Transact-SQL using this syntax: WHILE condition BEGIN statement_1 statement_2 ... BREAK; statement_n ... END When a BREAK s...
2017-01-11, 287👍, 0💬

Managing Tables and Columns in SQL Server
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Managing Tables and Columns in SQL Server? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Managing Tables and Columns in SQL Server. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises on crea...
2016-11-20, 287👍, 0💬

Overflow Errors on Converting Big Values to NUMERIC in SQL Server
What Happens When Converting Big Values to NUMERIC Data Types in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you are converting a numeric expression to a NUMERIC data type and the value is too big for the storage size, you will get an arithmetic overflow error as shown in the following examples: -- Overflow error o...
2017-03-22, 286👍, 0💬

Converting Binary Strings into Unicode Character Strings in SQL Server
Can Binary Strings Be Converted into Unicode Character Strings in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Can binary strings be converted into Unicode character strings? The answer is yes. But you need to know how Unicode characters are represented in a binary format. Remember the following simple rules: An ASCII ...
2017-02-28, 285👍, 0💬

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