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    Posted May 10, 2019 by

    How To Use IF…ELSE Statement In SQL Server

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    A conditional statement IF…ELSE included in many programming languages. IF…ELSE works on boolean expression resulting in TRUE or FALSE. Besides, different actions can be performed on boolean expression results. IF…ELSE in SQL Server is used to check expression and based on the results (TRUE or FALSE) execute another SQL statements block.

    Category Database, SQL Server

    Posted May 7, 2019 by

    How To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcut In SQL Server

    How To Create Custom Keyboard Shortcut In SQL Server

    Using a keyboard shortcut saves time and effort. Every smart developer should know a handful of keyboard shortcuts to increase productivity. SQL Server includes numerous keyboard shortcuts for developers to increase efficiency. Important to learn and try them out to speed up the development. You can save a lot of time and efforts by assigning […]

    Category Database, SQL Server

    Posted April 19, 2019 by

    How To Use CHARINDEX Function In SQL Server

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    SQL Server has added support for various string functions. Coupled with manipulation and pattern finding features. String function takes a string as input and returns numeric value or another string as an output. Depends on the type of function used. Usually while working with string, we need to find the first occurrence of a character […]

    Category Database, SQL Server

    Posted April 11, 2019 by

    SELECT vs SET For Variable Assignment In SQL Server

    SELECT vs SET For Variable Assignment In SQL Server

    Using SELECT and SET statement for variable assignments is a common practice in SQL Server. I did not pay more attention to SELECT vs SET difference, until I met with surprising logical errors. In production code using SELECT over SET, produced unanticipated results. Both are used interchangeably for variable assignment. Importantly, understanding when to use […]

    Category Database, SQL Server

    Posted March 31, 2019 by

    How To Schedule SQL Agent Job Using T-SQL Script

    How To Schedule SQL Agent Job Using T-SQL Script

    SQL Server agent job is a windows service based scheduler. Agent job is used to schedule and automate SQL scripts, administrative tasks, SSIS packages and various other tasks using SQL agent job tool. This component is integrated along with SSMS and available under Object explorer as SQL Server Agent.

    Category Database, SQL Server

    Posted March 24, 2019 by

    Pagination using ROW_NUMBER with a CTE In SQL Server

    Pagination In SQL Server-ROW_NUMBER with CTE

    ROW_NUMBER with a CTE (Common Table Expression) is used for Pagination in query results. This was a go-to method with SQL Server 2008. Later, SQL Server 2012 introduced the OFFSET-FETCH option to simplify pagination using queries with improved performance. Pagination is a way to show results into a small number of rows and pages. Instead […]

    Category Database, SQL Server

    Posted March 16, 2019 by

    How To Refresh Intellisense Cache In SQL Server

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    Microsoft SQL Server software is bundled with exceptional features. Whenever we begin typing queries, SQL Server automatically starts suggesting you the schema names, table name and columns. Many more suggestions are offered to make developers’ work easy. All these suggestions and auto-completes are nothing but SQL Server’s Intelligence cache feature.

    Category Database, SQL Server

    Posted March 10, 2019 by

    Beginner’s Guide To LIKE In SQL Server

    Beginner’s Guide To LIKE In SQL Server

    SQL Server LIKE operator is used for pattern and wildcard text search. Using LIKE with WHERE clause we can filter out rows by either matching partial text or using a wildcard as a placeholder for a character. We can use a single character or multiple character search. Possible use of LIKE operator is when we […]

    Category Database, SQL Server

    Posted March 4, 2019 by

    How To Use LEN and DATALENGTH Function In SQL Server

    How To Use LEN and DATALENGTH Function In SQL Server

    Counting the number of characters or size of a string in SQL Server is possible with LEN and DATALENGTH function. Both these functions are used interchangeably. While we need to be careful while using these functions in production code. Basically, both the function sounds similar although each has a distinct purpose.

    Category Database, SQL Server

    Posted February 24, 2019 by

    How To Use Default Constraint In SQL Server

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    Constraints in SQL database maintains data integrity and accuracy. SQL Default Constraint is used to assign a default value to a column when no value is specified. Using Default constraint we can have a meaningful value instead of storing NULL or Empty value. It reduces the presence of NULLs when applicable by improving data consistency.

    Category Database, SQL Server

    Posted February 19, 2019 by

    How To Use CONCAT_WS Function In SQL Server

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    CONCAT_WS, a string Concatenation function With Separator (WS). A fresh addition to SQL Server 2017. CONCAT_WS function takes multiple string arguments (at least two) and separator as an input. Furthermore, joins multiple strings together into a single string – connected by a Separator. While CONCAT_WS is an extension to CONCAT function with an added separator.

    Category Database, SQL Server

    Posted February 15, 2019 by

    How To Get Object Dependencies In SQL Server

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    Programming languages have objects that rely on another object. A rather similar principle applies to a database. Multiple types of object dependencies exist in a database including relationships between tables, primary-foreign keys, constraints and schema bindings. Therefore Object dependencies become critical in a growing database and have to be handled with caution.

    Category Database, SQL Server