I needed to quote an identifier (a column name) with “<“. I checked the documentation for the build-in function QUOTENAME() and I did not find the information that I need. Here is a quick T-SQL to show which characters we can use as a second argument of the function.
In the last posts we played with Change Tracking (CT): T-SQL: Change Tracking – What is this and how it works T-SQL: Change Tracking Retention Period – How Long the Changes are Kept? Let’s execute few queries and see what do we have after the retention period expires.
In one of my web projects (ASP.NET and SQL Server) I have a screen with top 50 customers. To facilitate the client, I put few textboxes and give them the chance to filter the customers, until they reach the one that they need. In another case I use a textbox […]
As we mentioned in Change Tracking – What is this and how it works, the retention period is the one that determines how long the changes are kept.
Change tracking was introduced in SQL Server 2008. This is a tool that keeps the fact that there are changes in tracked tables for a specified period of time. It doesn’t show what the changes are, it tells that a data has been changed. It answers if a change has been […]
While working on ETL, I build a list of tables and their corresponding columns that need to be created on the destination server. In this case the square brackets around SchemaName and TableName are mandatory. I started adding the square brackets with the built-in function QUOTENAME(), but soon I got […]
While working on autocomplete dropdown, i created a simple scalar function that replaces multiple spaces with one.
Very often we need to bulk export database objects and move them to another server. Manually we do this by right click on the database –> Tasks –> Generate Scripts… In this example I show how we can export Stored Procedures with T-SQL and SQLCMD. This model gives us the […]
We usually mask the credit card number in reports or end user data with asterisk (*). Here I show a scalar-valued function that masks the Credit Card Number.
In some scenarios like ETL or load data into a DB, we need to insert the data into a staging table, where all the columns are String data type and on the next step to cleanse and manipulate the data. I heard a discussion about the data type of the […]