Altering Column – From NULL to NOT NULL in SQL Server

Introduction When working in SQL Server tables, sometimes we may need to change a column that allows NULL to NOT NULL. This change is required as part of business requirement, that is definitely this column contains value or else as part of performance improvements, we may be in need to change the column from NULL... Continue Reading →

Execution Time of Stored Procedures In SQL Server

Introduction When working in SQL Server Stored Procedures, we are keen about the execution time of it. Its very simple to find execution time of stored procedures in SQL Server. Execution Time Its simple to figure out the execution time of stored procedures using SET STATISTICS TIME ON. SET STATISTICS TIME ON EXEC [Sales].[pGetSalesDetails] After... Continue Reading →

Different Ways To Get Table Column Names In SQL Server

Introduction In this simple article, we will discuss different ways to find the particular table's column names in SQL Server. Method One The first approach is using the system table sys.columns. This table results many columns, but we are interested only in the column name, so I am selecting name column from the sys.columns table,... Continue Reading →

Find Columns That Allows NULL In SQL Server

Introduction The columns in a table, that allows NULL in a database sometimes can lead to performance issues. The Nullable columns may be one of the reason to lead query to performance bad. By making columns NOT NULL can help the query to perform well. In this article we will discuss a simple way to... Continue Reading →

SQL Server Rank Functions

Introduction As like an Aggregate functions, the Ranking functions will rank the values of specified field and categorize them according to their rank . Ranking functions are most commonly used to find the top records based on conditions, example, to find the top ranking students, top highest paid employees and etc. Ranking Functions There are... Continue Reading →

T-SQL Query For Finding The Longest And Shortest names In A Table

Introduction In SQL Server, we can find the Longest String Value and Shortest String Value from the same table. To find the longest and shortest values, there are many ways, but in this article, we will discuss some simplest ways. Disclaimer: From this article, I am not sharing these are the only efficient ways to... Continue Reading →

MERGE Statement in SQL Server to Insert, Update, Delete Records

Introduction In a single transaction (MERGE Statement) we can perform Insert, Update and Delete records on a existing table based on the result comparison between important columns with another table. Which also means we no longer needs to write multiple T-SQL statements to handle Insert, Update, Delete. MERGE Statements To perform MERGE, we need two... Continue Reading →

Creating T-SQL Query Shortcuts in SQL Server Management Studio(SSMS)

Introduction Using keyboard shortcuts, it saves time, isn't it?. SQL Server Management Studio is also not an exception !!!. We can add our own custom keyboard shortcuts, that too for T-SQL query. Really cool !!!! How many of you know about this feature???. Do not worry if you did not know this before. Now you... Continue Reading →

One Drop Statement For Multiple Tables In SQL Server

Introduction When as a developer working in a database, which is in Development state, we may create some physical tables or temp tables to check the logic. Or based on the initial requirement we may have created more tables as part of Normalizing the data and our reviewer may suggest some better ideas to accommodate... Continue Reading →

List of Available Database for Current User In SQL Server

Introduction When working in the SQL Server, we may have to check some other databases other than the current one which we are working. In that scenario we may not be sure that does we have access to those Databases?. In this article we discuss the list of databases that are available for the current... Continue Reading →

Find Recently Modified Tables In SQL Server Database

Introduction SQL Server maintains a table to keep information about each tables that are created in appropriate databases. Its a System Table called as sys.tables. For every table created to the database, a new one record is created in the sys.tables table which contains information such as table name, object id of table, created date,... Continue Reading →

Select Names NOT Ending With Vowels in MS SQL Server

Introduction In this article, We will have a look, How to select the columns results NOT ending with Vowels. In our previous articles we discussed how to select columns results starting with vowels and column results ending with vowels. Select Names Starting With Vowels in MS SQL ServerSelect Names Ending With Vowels in MS SQL... Continue Reading →

Create and Publish SQL Server Database Project With Visual Studio

Introduction Databases plays an important role in any project these days. It becomes too difficult to manage the objects such as Tables, Views, Procedures and Functions increases over the time and also difficult to manage when number of team members works in Database at the same time. And even after that when we manage the... Continue Reading →

Cycle Clipboard Ring In SSMS – Reuse Copied Items

Introduction As a developer, the most used shortcut keys are CTRL+C and CTRL+V i.e., copy and paste. But CTRL+C and CTRL+V allows us to copy paste the last item. But what happens if we want to paste more than one item that we copy or cut without going back? Cycle Clipboard Ring Cycle Clipboard Ring... Continue Reading →

Multiple Backup Files of the SQL Server database with SSMS and T-SQL

Introduction In this article, we will learn a simple tip to take multiple backup files of one Database. Sometime we may need more than one copy of a backup file in different file location and we can achieve that in two ways, either using T-SQL Query or using SSMS. T-SQL Statement BACKUP DATABASE [PracticalWorks] TO... Continue Reading →

Select Names Starting With Vowels in MS SQL Server

Introduction Sometime we may need to select the column results that the string starts with Vowels. In this article, We will have a look, How to select the columns results starting with Vowels. Example As an example, we have a StudentDetails table, first lets select all the results from the table. SELECT [StudentId] ,[FirstName] ,[LastName]... Continue Reading →

Last Execution of Stored Procedure in SQL Server

Introduction In an ERP project or any other big applications, there may be many Stored Procedures used. But we are not sure that all the stored procedures are required or not or valid ones. While the requirement(s) has changed, we may ended with another new stored procedure or based on the performance we may have... Continue Reading →

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