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Sweet SQL Lass: "I can't take this database offline!" An anguished cry, which I have heard twice today.

Sweet SQL Lass: "I can't take this database offline!"

The problem is, if you try to take a database offline, it will not actually complete until the current transaction has ended (or been forcibly killed), as there is a lock on the database. Killing a transaction is a bit untidy. As we find here "The ALTER DATABASE statement waits indefinitely if there is any lock on the database. " One generally ends up with 'Database is in transition...Error 952' when trying to ascertain what the databases is up to, and very little seems to have an effect, including restarting SQL in some cases: and that assumes that restarting SQL is even an option. Fortunately, if one uses a bit of T-SQL, one can persuade the last transaction to rollback neatly, unlocking everything, and reducing hassle. USE master. Simple Example of Cursor. UPDATE: For working example using AdventureWorks visit : SQL SERVER – Simple Example of Cursor – Sample Cursor Part 2 This is the simplest example of the SQL Server Cursor.

Simple Example of Cursor

Using Extended Properties on Database Objects. In using extended properties, you can add text, such as descriptive or instructional content, add input masks, and add formatting rules as properties of objects in a database or of the database itself.

Using Extended Properties on Database Objects

For example, you can add an extended property to a schema, a schema's view, or to a column in the view. Because extended properties are stored in the database, all applications reading the properties can evaluate the object in the same way. This helps enforce consistency in the way data is treated by all the programs in the system.


New Installation (Reporting Services) Reporting Services is a collection of server and client applications used for business reporting.

New Installation (Reporting Services)

You can install server components on a single computer or on multiple computers. You can install the client components alongside server components or on separate workstations. To install server components, the computer must satisfy the hardware and software requirements. If the computer is not configured as an application server or if the operating system does not support HTTP.SYS, Reporting Services will not be available in the Components to Install page in the Installation Wizard. Reporting Services is installed through the SQL Server installation media. Parsing - How to strip all non-alphabetic characters from string in SQL Server. Migrate MySQL to Microsoft SQL Server. Introduction This article describes a few simple steps in order to migrate MySQL into Microsoft SQL Server 2005.

Migrate MySQL to Microsoft SQL Server

The technique is very easy, but useful if you plan to move your data from MySQL and upgrade it finally to a Microsoft SQL Server environment. Background Initially, I started my search for an article on CodeProject regarding MySQL->MS SQL migration without any success. 6 Reference Manual. - Forgot that connection string? Get it here!

How to Insert Values into an Identity Column in SQL Server. By Bill Graziano on 6 August 2007 | 6 Comments | Tags: Identity, INSERT Identity columns are commonly used as primary keys in database tables.

How to Insert Values into an Identity Column in SQL Server

These columns automatically assign a value for each new row inserted. But what if you want to insert your own value into the column? It's actually very easy to do. Best approach to remove time part of datetime in SQL Server. ADO Connection Strings. Overview Generally, one of the first steps when you are trying to work with databases is open it.

ADO Connection Strings

You can find several types of those, and each have a different mode of connection. When you try to connect with your database sometimes, you don't know the correct connection string that you must use. It is for that I wrote this article. I wanted to compile the connection strings to the majority of known databases... Caché - World's fastest high performance object database. - Entity Framework v2 doesn't support sql 2000. AppendText Method. Public static StreamWriter AppendText( string path ) Parameters path Type: System.String The path to the file to append to.

AppendText Method

Return Value. Database Design - Introduction. Also available on color tutorial, demo application, and video; for Web accessibility resources and consulting, please see The Enabled Web.

Database Design - Introduction

This third edition of dbDesign is a general update, both to meet legal requirements for U.S. “Section 508” accessibility and to bring the code into compliance with the latest World Wide Web Consortium standards. In the process, I've tried to make the SQL examples as generic as possible, although you will still have to consult the documentation for your own database system. Graphics no longer require the SVG plugin; large-image and text-only views of each graphic are provided for all readers; the menu is now arranged by topic areas; and the print version (minus left-side navigation) is done automatically by a style sheet.

The second edition was largely motivated by the very helpful comments of Prof. The original site was the outgrowth of a previous book project, Practical Relational Database Design, by Wayne Dick and Tom Jewett. Uniqueidentifier vs. IDENTITY. By Sean Baird on 12 September 2000 | 21 Comments | Tags: Identity.

Uniqueidentifier vs. IDENTITY

Understand Lambda Expressions in 3 minutes. What is a Lambda Expression? A lambda expression is an anonymous function and it is mostly used to create delegates in LINQ. Simply put, it's a method without a declaration, i.e., access modifier, return value declaration, and name. Why do we need lambda expressions? (Why would we need to write a method without a name?)

Convenience. Using Entity Framework 4 with SQL Server 2000 Databases. The Visual Studio 2010 IDE does not support connecting to SQL Server 2000, including not allowing connections from the ADO.NET Entity Framework designer. However, the ADO.NET Entity Framework 4 runtime continues to offer support for running with SQL Server 2000 databases. A number of people have asked what to do with existing ADO.NET Entity Framework models built against SQL Server 2000 when moving to Visual Studio 2010. Following are a few development options and items of note: - The ADO .NET Entity Framework 4 runtime fully supports SQL Server 2000. Sql - Is there common street addresses database design for all addresses of the world. Internationalization - What is the "best" way to store international addresses in a database. Query to Display Foreign Key Relationships and Name of the Constraint for Each Table in Database « Journey to SQLAuthority.

Foreign Keys between databases - Microsoft SQL Server answers. Filtering SQL Server Columns Using Column Level Permissions. Problem I have a table where some of the columns should not be queryable by all users. How can I filter the data appropriately so that not everyone can select the data? Best practices for storing postal addresses in a database (RDBMS) Alter Schema – Move object to another schema.

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