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COLLATE Clause in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How To Specify the Collation for a Character Data Type in SQL Server Transact-SQL? If you do not want to use the default collation provided by the SQL Server, you can use the "COLLATE collation_name" clause to specify a different collation to be used at different levels: Database Level - Used in CRE...
2017-05-13, 788👍, 0💬

Revoking User Privileges in MySQL
How To Revoke User Privileges in MySQL? If your want remove some granted user privileges, you can use the "REVOKE privilegeName ..." command. You can only revoke privileges in the same way as they were granted. For example, you can not revoke a privilege on a specific database, if that privilege was...
2017-08-21, 787👍, 0💬

What Is mSQL in MySQL
What Is mSQL in MySQL? Mini SQL (mSQL) is a light weight relational database management system capable of providing rapid access to your data with very little overhead. mSQL is developed by Hughes Technologies Pty Ltd. MySQL was started from mSQL and shared the same API.   ⇒Database Basics and Termi...
2017-07-15, 787👍, 0💬

User_Name() - Database Level Security Principal of Your Session in SQL Server
What Is the Security Principal at the Database Level That Represents Your Session in SQL Server? Security principal identifies who you are when you interact with the SQL Server. What can do you at the database solely depends on the security principal that represents you. So it is very important to k...
2016-10-20, 784👍, 0💬

"sp_rename ... 'COLUMN'" - Renaming an Existing Column in SQL Server
How to rename an existing column with the "sp_rename" stored procedure in SQL Server? If you have an existing column in a table and you want to change the column name, you can use the "sp_rename ... 'COLUMN'" stored procedure. "sp_rename" allows you to change names of COLUMN, DATABASE, INDEX, USERDA...
2016-11-17, 783👍, 0💬

Single-byte String Literals in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are single-byte string literals supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Single-byte string literals in Transact-SQL are sequences of characters enclosed in single quotes. String literals are used to provide values to string variables or table columns like CHAR(40), VARCHAR(40), etc. String litera...
2017-05-20, 782👍, 0💬

Export Your Own Schema in Oracle
How To Export Your Own Schema in Oracle? If you have a non-system user account and you want to export all data objects in the schema associated with your account, you can use the "expdp" command with the SCHEMAS parameter. Running "expdp" command with a non-system user account requires a directory o...
2016-10-15, 782👍, 0💬

Bring a Tablespace Offline in Oracle
How To Bring a Tablespace Offline in Oracle? If you want to stop users using a tablespace, you can bring it offline using the ALTER TABLESPACE ... OFFLINE statement as shown in the following script: SQL&gt; connect HR/fyicenter Connected. SQL&gt; CREATE TABLESPACE my_space 2 DATAFILE '/temp/...
2019-01-01, 781👍, 0💬

"SELECT ... INTO" - Creating New Tables With Queries in SQL Server
How to create new tables with "SELECT ... INTO" statements in SQL Server? Let's say you have a table with many data rows, now you want to create a backup copy of this table of all rows or a subset of them, you can use the "SELECT ... INTO" statement. The tutorial script below gives you a good exampl...
2016-11-17, 780👍, 0💬

Managing Oracle User Accounts, Schema and Privileges
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Managing Oracle User Accounts, Schema and Privileges? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Managing Oracle User Accounts, Schema and Privileges. Clear answers are provided with tuto...
2019-07-30, 779👍, 0💬

Open a Cursor Variable in Oracle
How To Open a Cursor Variable in Oracle? A cursor variable must be opened with a specific query statement before you can fetch data fields from its data rows. To open a cursor variable, you can use the OPEN ... FOR statement as shown in the following tutorial exercise: CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE FY...
2018-07-18, 778👍, 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, 778👍, 0💬

Add a New Column to an Existing Table in Oracle
How To Add a New Column to an Existing Table in Oracle? If you have an existing table with existing data rows, and want to add a new column to that table, you can use the ALTER TABLE ... ADD statement to do this. Here is an example script: SQL&gt; connect HR/fyicenter Connected. SQL&gt; CREA...
2019-05-25, 777👍, 0💬

Presenting a Past Time in Hours, Minutes and Seconds in MySQL
How To Present a Past Time in Hours, Minutes and Seconds in MySQL? If you want show an article was posted "n hours n minutes and n seconds ago", you can use the TIMEDIFF(NOW(), pastTime) function as shown in the following tutorial exercise: SELECT TIMEDIFF(NOW(), '2006-07-01 04:09:49') FROM DUAL; 06...
2017-12-26, 776👍, 0💬

Exact Numeric Literals in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are exact numeric literals supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Exact numeric literals in Transact-SQL are numbers written in standard signed decimal formats. Exact numeric literals are used to provide values to exact numeric variables or table columns like INTEGER, DECIMAL(8,2), MONEY, etc. E...
2017-05-05, 776👍, 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, 774👍, 0💬

Assign a Tablespace to a User in Oracle
How To Assign a Tablespace to a Users in Oracle? When you create a new user, Oracle will assign the SYSTEM tablespace to the user by default. If you want to change this, you can assign a different table space to a user using the ALTER USER command. The following tutorial exercise changes user dev's ...
2019-06-29, 772👍, 0💬

Starting mysqld to Support BDB Storage Engine in MySQL
How To Start mysqld to Support the BDB Storage Engine in MySQL? The default "mysqld" program does not support the BDB storage engine. If you want to use the BDB storage engine, you can start MySQL server with the "mysqld-max" program. The tutorial exercise below shows you how to start "mysqld-max" a...
2017-08-13, 772👍, 0💬

Administrator Tools for Managing MySQL Server
Where to find answers to frequently asked questions on Administrator Tools for Managing MySQL Server? Here is a list of frequently asked questions and their answers compiled by FYIcenter.com DBA team on Administrator Tools for Managing MySQL Server. Clear answers are provided with tutorial exercises...
2018-06-06, 769👍, 0💬

What Is Table in MySQL
What Is Table in MySQL? A table is a data storage structure with rows and columns.   ⇒Database Basics and Terminologies in MySQL ⇒⇒MySQL Database Tutorials
2017-07-15, 769👍, 0💬

Unicode String Literals in SQL Server Transact-SQL
What are Unicode string literals supported in SQL Server Transact-SQL? Unicode string literals in Transact-SQL are sequences of characters enclosed in single quotes and prefixed with (N) as N'...'. String literals are used to provide values to string variables or table columns like NCHAR(40), NVARCH...
2017-05-05, 768👍, 0💬

"mysql" Command Line Options in MySQL
What Are the "mysql" Command Line Options in MySQL? "mysql" offers a big list of command line options. Here are some commonly used options: "-?" - Displays a help message on how to use "mysql" and terminates the program. "-u userName" - Specifies a user name for the server to authenticate when conne...
2018-04-28, 766👍, 0💬

Verify Time Precision in SQL Server Transact-SQL
How to verify the precession of the server system time in SQL Server Transact-SQL? You can run a WHILE loop to check the precision of server system time in Transact-SQL as shown below: DECLARE @var DATETIME2(7); DECLARE @count INT = 0; WHILE @count&lt;100 BEGIN SET @count = @count + 1; SET @var ...
2017-02-22, 766👍, 0💬

Run SQL*Plus Commands in SQL Developer in Oracle
How To Run SQL*Plus Commands in SQL Developer in Oracle? Most of the time, you only run SQL statements in SQL Worksheet, the SQL statement area. But you can also run some SQL*Plus commands in SQL Worksheet. The example below shows you how to run the DECRIBE command in SQL Developer: Go to SQL Worksh...
2018-10-08, 764👍, 0💬

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