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Difference Between GETDATE() and GETUTCDATE() in SQL Server
What Is the Difference Between GETDATE() and GETUTCDATE() in SQL Server Transact-SQL? The difference between GETDATE() and GETUTCDATE() is time zone number of the SQL Server machine. The tutorial exercise below gives you a good example: DECLARE @local_time DATETIME; DECLARE @gmt_time DATETIME; SET @...
2017-02-14, 285👍, 0💬

BETWEEN - Testing Value in a Range in SQL Server
What To Test Value Ranges with the BETWEEN Operator in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Sometimes you want to compare a value against a value range. You can do this with two regular comparison operations. But you can also use the special comparison operator BETWEEN to get it done with the following syntaxes...
2017-01-21, 285👍, 0💬

Time-Only DATETIME Values in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What Happens If Time-Only Values Are Provided for DATETIME variables in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If only time value is provided in a DATETIME variable, the SQL Server will pad the date value with a zero, representing the base date, January 1, 1900. The tutorial exercise below gives you some good exa...
2017-04-08, 284👍, 0💬

What Is a Boolean Value in SQL Server
What Is a Boolean Value in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A Boolean value indicates a condition in a state of TRUE or FALSE. In Transact-SQL language, there is not storage data type defined to store a Boolean value. So Boolean values can only exist temporarily as part of the execution of Transact-SQL expr...
2017-01-29, 284👍, 0💬

Downloading and Installing Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 in SQL Server
How to download and install Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 in SQL Server? .NET Framework Version 2.0 is required by many Microsoft applications like SQL Server 2005. If you want download and install .NET Framework Version 2.0, you should follow this tutorial: 1. Go to the Microsoft .NET Framew...
2016-12-08, 284👍, 0💬

What Are Stored Procedures in SQL Server
What Are Stored Procedures in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A stored procedure is a collection of Transact-SQL statements that stored in the SQL Server. A stored procedure can be executed later with an EXEC statement. SQL Server supports stored procedures with the following features: 1. Stored procedures...
2017-01-11, 283👍, 0💬

Missing .NET Framework 2.0 for SQL Server 2005 Express Edition in SQL Server
Why I am getting "The Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 in not installed" message in SQL Server? When you try to install SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, you may get a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Setup error box with this message: "The Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 in not installed. Please install before ru...
2016-12-08, 283👍, 0💬

Types of Data Literals in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are different types of data literals supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL? There are 8 types of data literals supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL: 1. Integer Number Literals - Sequences of numbers prefixed with +/- sign if needed. Integer number literals are used to represent integer values. F...
2017-05-20, 282👍, 0💬

CONVERT/CAST Function in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to convert value from one data type to another in SQL Server Transact-SQL? How to use the CONVERT function or the CAST function? In Transact-SQL, you can use CONVERT statements to convert values from one data type to another, in the syntax of: CONVERT(data_type, value[, style]) In this syntax, "...
2017-04-01, 281👍, 0💬

Using Wildcard Characters in LIKE Operations in SQL Server
How To Use Wildcard Characters in LIKE Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Wildcard character '%' can be used in the pattern string for the LIKE operator to match any string of zero or more characters. The following example uses '%Sport% Store' to search all company names that has a partial word ...
2017-01-21, 281👍, 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, 281👍, 0💬

Differences of CHAR and VARCHAR in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What Are the Differences between CHAR and VARCHAR in SQL Server Transact-SQL? CHAR and VARCHAR are both used to store code page based 1-byte character strings in Transact-SQL. But they have the following main differences: CHAR(n) stores character strings with a fixed length, n bytes, storage format....
2017-04-04, 279👍, 0💬

String Type Conversion During Concatenation in SQL Server
What Happens When Unicode Strings Concatenate with Non-Unicode Strings in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If a Unicode string NVARCHAR is concatenated with a non-Unicode string VARCHAR, SQL Server will implicitly convert the non-Unicode string to Unicode string for concatenation. DECLARE @regcode VARCHAR(4...
2017-03-11, 279👍, 0💬

Creating Stored Procedures with Parameters in SQL Server
How To Create Stored Procedures with Parameters in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Very often, you need to create a stored procedure with one or more parameters. You only supply values to those parameters at the time of executing the stored procedure. Stored procedures with parameters can be created with t...
2017-01-05, 279👍, 0💬

mscorsvw.exe - Process - Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN in SQL Server
What is mscorsvw.exe - Process - Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN in SQL Server? Process mscorsvw.exe is installed as a system service as part of the .NET Framework 2.0. You can disable it, if you are not using any applications that require .NET Framework 2.0. mscorsvw.exe process and program file info...
2016-12-08, 279👍, 0💬

What Is a Statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What is a statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A statement in SQL Server Transact-SQL is a single smallest execution unit. Here are some examples of Transact-SQL statements: "PRINT 'Hello World!';" - An output statement that print a character string to the console. "SELECT GETDATE();" - A query sta...
2017-05-29, 278👍, 0💬

Compilation Error in a Statement Batch in SQL Server
What happens to a Transact-SQL statement batch if there is a compilation error? If a Transact-SQL statement batch has multiple statements, and one of them has compilation error, none of the statements in the batch will be executed. The tutorial exercise below gives you some good examples: SELECT get...
2017-05-29, 278👍, 0💬

NULL Values Involved in Boolean Operations in SQL Server
What Happens If NULL Values Are Involved in Boolean Operations in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If NULL values are involved in Boolean operations, the result will vary depending on the operator type. For AND operator, FALSE takes precedence over NULL. The result can be summarized in a table below: AND TR...
2017-02-03, 278👍, 0💬

"IS NULL" - Testing NULL Values in SQL Server
How To Test NULL Values Properly in SQL Server Transact-SQL? From previous tutorials, you learned that comparing expressions with NULL will always result NULL. So you can not use comparison operators to test if an expression represents a NULL value or not. To test expressions for NULL values, you sh...
2017-02-03, 278👍, 0💬

CASE - Conditional Expressions in SQL Server
What Are Conditional Expressions in SQL Server Transact-SQL? A conditional expression returns one of the given expressions based a specific condition. SQL Server 2005 offers the CASE operator to present a conditional expression with two syntaxes: 1. CASE with simple conditions CASE test_value WHEN v...
2017-01-29, 278👍, 0💬

Exact Numeric Data Types in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are exact numeric data types supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Exact numeric data types are used to hold numeric values truncated to a specific precision and scale. There are 8 different exact numeric data types supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL: 1. BIGINT - Used to hold big integers wit...
2017-04-22, 277👍, 0💬

Differences of DECIMAL and FLOAT in SQL Server
What Are the Differences between DECIMAL and FLOAT in SQL Server Transact-SQL? DECIMAL and FLOAT are both used to store numerical values. But they have the following main differences: DECIMAL(p,s) stores values with the decimal point fixed at the position of s (scale) digits from the right. The tota...
2017-04-15, 277👍, 0💬

Incrementing or Decrementing Parts of DATETIME Values in SQL Server
How To Increment or Decrement Parts of DATETIME Values in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you want to increment or decrement one part of a date and time value, you can use the DATEADD() function in the following format: DATEADD(datepart, number, date) returns DATETIME: "date" - the input date "number" -...
2017-02-20, 276👍, 0💬

Truncating DATETIME Values to Dates without Time in SQL Server
How To Truncate DATETIME Values to Dates without Time in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Assuming that you have some date and time, DATETIME, values, and you want to work with dates only. You want to truncate them to dates without time, or with time of 00:00:00.000. Again, SQL Server offers no simple solut...
2017-02-08, 276👍, 0💬

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