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Posted June 23, 2019 by

How To Use CHECKSUM_AGG Function In SQL Server

How To Use CHECKSUM_AGG Function In SQL Server

Checksum returns a value to verify the integrity of input. Generally indicating whether the input value has changed over time. So that this can help us to find if a value has been changed since the last operation. Moreover, SQL Server includes different CHECKSUM functions to verify the change in a single value or group […]

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Posted June 14, 2019 by

How To Use Searched CASE Expression In SQL Server

How To Use Searched CASE Expression In SQL Server_3

CASE statement, an expression to evaluate different conditions to return a scalar value, when a condition is met. If none of the condition evaluated to TRUE then expression from ELSE block will be returned. Although ELSE block is optional. Above all, the CASE statement have two formats Simple CASE & Searched CASE.

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Posted June 2, 2019 by

WAITFOR Statement To Delay Query Execution In SQL Server

WAITFOR Statement To Delay Query Execution In SQL Server

Sometimes, we need to pause the execution of a query to simulate different scenarios. Waiting for a desired amount of time or executing it at a specified clock time. Helpful to pause a query, batch or a stored procedure. WAITFOR statement can be used for delaying a query or execute a query at a specified […]

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Posted May 28, 2019 by

EXCEPT and INTERSECT – SET Operator In SQL Server

SQL Server supports ANSI SET operators. Including UNION, UNION ALL, EXCEPT and INTERSECT. Generally, SET operators used to combine multiple query result sets into a single result set. In an early post on tech-recipes, we have learned the use of UNION and UNION ALL operators.

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Posted May 23, 2019 by

How To Send Email Using Database Mail In SQL Server

How To Send Email Using Database Mail In SQL Server

Sending email is a routine task needed in any application. Emails used for sending an alert, message, query result, attachment or any other notification to users. SQL Server uses the Database Mail component to configure and send emails. Using this back end component rather than a frontend application for sending email is hassle-free. Giving more […]

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Posted May 21, 2019 by

How To Schedule SQL Agent Job Using SSMS GUI

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.

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Posted May 19, 2019 by

How To Read Uncommitted Dirty Data In SQL Server

Dirty Read Problem - Read Uncommitted Isolation - SQL Server_Feature

Transaction is an essential part of the database. No database design is complete without handing transaction behaviour correctly. Transaction defines that all the set of operations has to succeed or fail as a unit. Partial success or failure results in the unexpected output. Transaction is needed to maintain integrity in the database.

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Posted May 16, 2019 by

How To Use BCP Utility In SQL Server

How To Use BCP In SQL Server

BCP (bulk copy program) – a command line utility that bulk copies data between SQL Server database tables and data files. Using BCP, we can export data from a database table, view or a query to data files, generally text delimited files. Moreover, using BCP to import data into SQL Server database table from data […]

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Posted May 10, 2019 by

How To Use IF…ELSE Statement In SQL Server

EXCEPT and INTERSECT – SET Operator In SQL Server

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.

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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 […]

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Posted April 19, 2019 by

How To Use CHARINDEX Function In SQL Server

EXCEPT and INTERSECT – SET Operator In SQL Server

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 […]

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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 […]

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