To Get Total Number of Columns In a Table In SQL Server

Introduction In this simple article, lets explore to get total number of columns in a table in SQL Server Example SELECT COUNT(COLUMN_NAME) AS [Number of Columns] FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS WHERE TABLE_CATALOG = 'PracticalWorks' AND TABLE_SCHEMA = 'Demo' AND TABLE_NAME = 'OrderDetails' Fig. 1 Number of Columns in a Table From the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS table we can find... Continue Reading →

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 →

Power BI Basic Data Transformation Technique

Introduction When working in a large set of Data, definitely we cannot use the data as it is. We need to perform some refinements so that we can exactly look into the data in which we are interested. In Power BI, this process is called Data Transformation, which can be done in different ways. In... 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 →

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 →

Power BI Tips and Tricks – Power BI Dashboard Tutorials

Introduction Who will say to NO to know some tips and tricks which will improve our productivity and also makes task simpler. In this article, we will discuss some important simple tips and tricks in Power BI to create Dashboards and reports. 5 Simple Tips and Tricks If we want to keep same visualization for... Continue Reading →

Azure Data Studio Tips And Tricks

Introduction Who will say NO to when they want to improve the speed and efficiency of writing SQL Queries?. Azure Data Studio has more features to improve efficient way of writing SQL Queries. In this article, we will have a look some Tips and Tricks in Azure Data Studio Command Palette If we want to... Continue Reading →

Select Names Ending With Vowels in MS SQL Server

Introduction Sometime we may need to select the column results that the string ends with Vowels. In this article, We will have a look, How to select the columns results ending with Vowels. In one of the articles, we discussed how to select names Starting with Vowels, please refer that article here. Example As an... 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 →

Customize Azure Data Studio with Dashboard Widgets

Introduction Azure Data Studio is a free multi-platform database tool with built-in support for both SQL Server on-premises and Azure SQL Databases. These databases can be accessed in Azure Data Studio for numerous tasks like query editing, data development, built-in charting of T-SQL queries, etc. Database developers or Database Administrators often have a need to... 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 →

Set custom colors to differentiate between environments in SSMS

Introduction Generally we have to shift between different environments within SQL Server Management Studio, as Dev Environment, Staging, Production, resulting in the creation of multiple query tabs. With each query tab connected to different environments. This leads to unmanageable sometimes and difficult to keep track of each environment. To resolve this confusion, SSMS provides us... Continue Reading →

Recover unsaved SQL queries in SSMS

Introduction During our productive hours, sometimes due to SSMS crashes or sudden machine reboots due to a windows update, during this time there is a possibility to lose the unsaved works / Script files. There is an option to recover our unsaved SQL queries in SSMS. How to recover unsaved SQL Queries By enabling the... 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 →

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