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Jignesh Raiyani
Form to XML

XQuery examples to delete SQL XML documents

February 5, 2020 by

Delete operations over SQL XML should be possible with either erasing the XML document with the XML data type column or delete XML tag or attribute in the XML document using XQuery. The utilization of the XML data type with XQuery is tricky and significant in SQL Server.

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Emil Drkusic

Learn SQL: How to Write a Complex SELECT Query

February 4, 2020 by

In my career, I’ve heard many times, things like “How to write a complex SELECT query?”, “Where to start from?” or “This query looks so complex. How you’ve learned to write such complex queries?”. While I would like to think of myself as of a brilliant mind or genius or add something like “query magician” to my social network profiles, well, writing complex SQL wouldn’t be the only thing required to do that. Therefore, in this article, I’ll try to cover the “magic” behind writing complex SELECT statements.

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Jignesh Raiyani

Converting commas or other delimiters to a Table or List in SQL Server using T-SQL

January 31, 2020 by

Database developers often need to convert a comma-separated value or other delimited items into a tabular format. Delimiters include pipe “|”, hash “#”, dollar “$” and other characters. SQL Server compatibility level 130, and subsequent versions, support a string_split() function to convert delimiter-separated values to rows (table format). For compatibility levels under 130, developers have previously done this with a user-defined function, which incorporates a While loop or Cursor to extract the data.

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Prashanth Jayaram
The trend which proves the SQL is third top used tool

Introduction to SQL

January 29, 2020 by

Today, data is the basis of any business. The world of enterprise computing is the epitome of data-driven businesses. The importance of structured storage of data is unquestionably in the focus. And at this time, with the computing model quickly shifting towards the cloud, and storage costs falling rapidly, enterprises are leveraging data more and more to tune their businesses.

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Emil Drkusic
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Learn SQL: Aggregate Functions

January 28, 2020 by

SQL has many cool features and aggregate functions are definitely one of these features, actually functions. While they are not specific to SQL, they are used often. They are part of the SELECT statement, and this allows us to have all benefits of SELECT (joining tables, filtering only rows and columns we need), combined with the power of these functions.

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Emil Drkusic
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Learn SQL: Join multiple tables

January 27, 2020 by

If you want to get something meaningful out of data, you’ll almost always need to join multiple tables. In this article, we’ll show how to do that using different types of joins. To achieve that, we’ll combine INNER JOINs and LEFT JOINs. So, let’s start.

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Jignesh Raiyani

Generate XML Forms or XML Data Type Documents in SQL Server

January 27, 2020 by

In this article, we’ll show how to create an XML data type document from a relational table utilizing different T-SQL ways. For example, for data migration, information from the SQL Server database can be exported and imported using XML in another framework. XML is a standard way of extracting, storing and manipulating data. One aspect of working with the XML data type is creating XML from relational information, which is done using the FOR XML provision in SQL Server:

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Bojan Petrovic
CREATE VIEW SQL script for creating a simple view

CREATE VIEW SQL: Creating views in SQL Server

January 23, 2020 by

Introduction

In this article, we are going to see how to use the CREATE VIEW SQL statement to create a view. This is the first article in a series that will be a programmatical approach of creating, altering and working with views using T-SQL. If you are a beginner and you don’t even know what a view is, don’t worry. We will kick off with a definition, and then move on to some basics like syntax, examples, use cases, etc.

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Jignesh Raiyani
Edit XML Document

Different ways to update XML using XQuery in SQL Server

January 23, 2020 by

XQuery is a query language for XML. XML is a markup language that provides software and hardware-independent way of storing, transporting, and sharing data. In this case, XML documents are stored in a SQL Server database. XQuery is used to manipulate, find and extract information stored in the XML format. It’s analogous to SQL for databases.

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Emil Drkusic
SQL - types of relations

Learn SQL: Types of relations

January 22, 2020 by

One of the most important things in databases is to understand the types of relations in the databases. That stands for both – a process of designing a database model as well as when you’re analyzing your data. Understanding these relations is somehow natural and not so complex but is still essential in the database theory (and practice).

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Nisarg Upadhyay
Database Mail configuration: Email with high priority and confidential

Database Mail configuration in SQL Server Express edition

January 21, 2020 by

In this article, I am going to explain step by step process to perform Database Mail configuration in SQL Server Express edition using the T-SQL script. As we know, SQL Server Express edition does not provide the SQL Server Agent Services; hence we cannot perform Database Mail configuration or SQL Jobs or maintenance plans using SQL Server Management Studio. To configure the Database Mail feature in the SQL Server Express edition, we must use CLR integration or using stored procedures within the MSDB database.

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