MSSQL – Query to Find Column From All Tables of Database

How many tables in the database AdventureWorks have column names like ‘EmployeeID’? It was quite an interesting question and I thought if there are scripts that can do this would be great. I quickly wrote down the following script which will go return all the tables containing specific columns along with their schema name.

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SQL Time Zone Conversion Functions

I did a lot of research on Microsoft’s website, and the only time zone conversion functions that I could find were relative to analysis services, and would not provide me with a solution to my problem. So, my options were to pay someone to modify our application, or create a process in the database environment to perform the conversions as data is inserted into the common database environment.

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How can I speed up queries on a large table?

Any process or action that requires querying the database and getting results can be optimized by adding database indexes. An index is used to speed up the performance of queries. It does this by reducing the number of database data pages that must be visited/scanned. In SQL Server, a clustered index determines the physical order of data in a table. There can be only one clustered index per table (the clustered index IS the table) What is an index?So,…

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How to Restore a MySQL Database with Command Line

In MySQL, you can use the mysql command to restore the database from a dump file. mysqldump is a command-line utility used to generate a MySQL logical database backup as a single .sql file with a set of SQL statements. The utility helps you dump MySQL tables, multiple databases, or their objects. Keep in mind that it is not possible to back up MySQL databases or data to separate .sql files with the mysqldump utility Step 1: Create the database In the command prompt,…

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Illegal mix of collations (utf8_general_ci,IMPLICIT) – MySQL

— Preparations SET SESSION group_concat_max_len=4294967295; SET SESSION foreign_key_checks=0; — Set default character sets and collations ALTER DATABASE dwdata CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER DATABASE dwnotification CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER DATABASE dwsystem CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; ALTER DATABASE dwworkflowengine CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci; — Create statement that adjusts collations for tables in dwdata SELECT GROUP_CONCAT(CONCAT(‘ALTER TABLE ‘, TABLE_SCHEMA, ‘.’, TABLE_NAME, ‘ CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;’) SEPARATOR ‘\n’) AS “Prepared statement” FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES…

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How to Change Schema of Mssql Tables, Stored Procedures, and Views All at the Same Time

Sometimes changing database users changes who the database owner is for a table from dbo.tablename to badschema.tablename. This will also affect any stored procedures created under the tables with the incorect schema.  If you need to change the schema for these tables back to the default dbo schema follow the steps below. Open Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and log in. Click the New Query button. Paste the following script into the New Query box changing oldschema to the name of the current schema:…

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How to Optimize iPhone, iPad and iPod Performance

1. Close Apps Running in the Background On an iOS 10/9/8 device, when you tap the home button to leave an app, you do not “close” that app. In fact, all apps continue to run in the background, and certain apps (social media, apps with “push” notifications, streaming music apps) take up a good chunk of battery when they are running. If you close them when they’re not in use, you could save more battery and RAM to make…

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