Hadi Fadlallah
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Getting started with SQL Server CLR functions

January 11, 2022 by

This article will explain how to create a SQL Server CLR function stored in a C# class library without creating a SQL Server database project. We will first briefly explain the concept of .NET common language runtime (CLR) and then build a C# class library using the .NET framework. Then, we will use the C# library to create user-defined CLR functions in SQL Server.

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Best author award in 2021

January 3, 2022 by

One more year is behind us, and unfortunately, we are all still in the COVID-19 regime. But SQLShack Community continuous to grow and we are thankful for that to all our readers!

SQLShack Community team was diligent this year and make an effort to brought to you the best content on the network. We’d like to thank all of the authors for their contribution to spreading the knowledge around the SQL community. We couldn’t have done it without you all!

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Manvendra Singh
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Getting started with the SQL UPDATE syntax

December 22, 2021 by

This article will help you understand the SQL UPDATE syntax used in SQL Server. Microsoft SQL Server is a database system that is used to store various types of data which is logically arranged in form of tables, columns, and rows. As businesses need changes or new requirements come, we need to modify this data stored in the table. We use the SQL UPDATE syntax to modify or update existing data in a table or view in SQL Server. We can use this statement to modify a single unit of data field as well as multiple sets of data fields based on our requirements.

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Rajendra Gupta
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Use ARM templates to deploy Azure container instances with SQL Server Linux images

December 21, 2021 by

The Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template is a JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) file for deploying Azure resources automatically. You can use a declarative syntax to specify the resources, their configurations. Usually, if you need to deploy Azure resources, it might be a tiring experience of navigating through different services, their configurations. With the ARM templates, you no longer need to click and navigate around the portal. For example, you can use configure the template for Azure VM or Azure SQL Database deployment.

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Manvendra Singh
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SQL Server GETDATE () function and its use cases

December 16, 2021 by

This article will discuss an overview and use cases of the SQL Server GETDATE () function which is used to return the current date and time of the system on which SQL Server instance is running. There are several date-time related functions in SQL Server for distinct requirements like SYSDATETIME, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP, etc. All these functions will return the current date-time of the system on which the SQL Server is running. The only difference of having these many functions is the accuracy of the length of timestamp like till what precision you want to return your date time output. I will show you the output of some of these date-time functions and compare them with SQL Server GETDATE () function.

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Daniel Calbimonte

SQL Queries in SQL Server – a beginner’s guide

December 15, 2021 by


Creating SQL Queries is a straightforward process. This article is made in SQL Server, but most of the content can be applied to Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB and other databases with few changes. The SQL queries allow us to send queries to a database. In this article, we will have a fast, practical tutorial about doing your own queries from scratch.

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Rajendra Gupta
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Store SQL Server files in Persistent Storage for Azure Container Instances

December 10, 2021 by

In the articles, Deploying Azure Container Instances for SQL Server 2019 and Create Azure Container Instances for SQL Server 2019 using Azure CLI, we explored Azure Container Instances for SQL Server on Linux. These containers are stateless. Therefore, if you stop or restart container instances, you lost your data. Suppose, being a developer, you created a new container database, deployed a few tables, and stored procedures for testing purposes. You do not want to lose these objects or databases even if you destroy your container. Similarly, you also want to reuse those databases if you create a new container instance.

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