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Obtain Information About Table Columns in Microsoft SQL Server
by Alexander Ocher
To obtain information about table columns in Microsoft SQL Server, use the INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS view.
Testing Compatibility Between SQL Server Versions
by Srinath MS
When migrating SQL code (stored procedures, triggers, etc.) to newer versions, it's not uncommon to have to rewrite your entire back-end code. However, a simpler solution is to check the exisiting code's compatibility with the newer versions.
Returning a Random set of Records
by Parthasarathy Mandayam
Find out how to use the NEWID() function to return a random set of records.
SQL Reporting Service: Using the rc:TargetLink Parameter for Drilldown Reports
by Jayadev D
Find out how to prevent SQL Server Reporting Services drilldown actions from opening in a new window.
Graphical Tools for MSDE
by John Joseph
MSDE's small-footprint SQL Server compatible database has now been retooled as SQL Server— and it does not include graphical tools.
How to Backup an SQL Server Database in a Shared Network Location
by Jaya Nehru Kumar
This workaround allows you to back up shared network locations in the SQL database.
Date Formats for the DATE Data Type
by Srinath MS
SQL Server offers two date formats for the DATE data type.
Determine Whether a Table Has an Identity Column
by Jaya Nehru Kumar
A simple, single line of code helps you determine whether a table has an identity column.
Identify "Drop Out" Columns Used in Stored Procedure Definitions
by Jaya Nehru Kumar
Find out an incredibly easy way to identify dropped out columns used in stored procedure definitions.
Insert the Current Date/Time in a SQL Server, Excel Spreadsheet, or MSAccess
by Srinath MS
The following keyboard shortcuts are quick ways to insert the current date and time in an Excel spreadsheet, Access table, or SQL Server table.
Retrieve All Columns from Each Table in Every Database
by Mohammad Khan
This stored procedure retrieves all the columns of each table in every database.
Finding a SQL Server Object
by Srinath MS
Use this code to find a SQL Server object, even if the database name is unknown.
Selecting One Record Before and After a Value
by Srinath MS
Find out how to select one record before and after a value.
Constructing Strings of Repeated Characters in T-SQL
by Srinath MS
Learn how to use the Repliciate() function to display a set of characters for a specified length.
Find All User Tables, Columns, DataTypes, and Length
by Daljinder Singh
Use this code to determine all your user tables, plus their columns, datatypes, and length.
Locate All Stored Procedures and Their Objects/SQL Tables
by Daljinder Singh
This code shows you how to you need to locate all the stored procedures and objects/SQL tables upon which they depend.
Using SELECT * on a Table with the Column Type NTEXT
by Steve Skelton
Find out how to ensure that your NTEXT contents display when you've used SELECT * on table with the column type.
Achieving IIF Functionality in T-SQL
by Jaya Nehru Kumar
Although T-SQL doesn't provide an IIF command, you can get equivalent functionality using the SELECT CASE command.
Prevent Empty Parameters from Automatically Converting to Null
by Jaya Nehru Kumar
This kind of conversion could lead to unexpected query results--and sometimes no query results at all.
View the Source Code of Stored Procedures in Yukon
by Vadivel Mohanakrishnan
This tip explains how to display the definitions of user-defined stored procedures and system stored procedures in SQL Server 2005 (code named Yukon).
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