Category: Microsoft SQL Server

Technology - How to Use the to_Char Equivalent Cast and Convert Functions in SQL Server

How to Use the to_Char Equivalent Cast and Convert Functions in SQL Server

The to_char equivalent cast and convert functions in SQL Server (mssql) allows you to transform expressions of one data type to another. The types of expressions that you can convert include Date, Timestamp, Numeric value, and Character string. To learn how to use these functions in your applications, read on. Here are some examples. Using these functions is a good practice for any data type conversion project. Date The to_char equivalent cast and convert functions in SQL Server provide you with the ability to convert one type of value to another. For example, if you want to convert a date

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How to Get the Version of a SQL Server Database

When working with SQL Server, you may wonder how to get the version number of a database instance. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to get the database’s version number. These methods can be used in FileCabinet CS, SQL Server Management Studio, and even T-SQL. These steps will help you find out the exact version number of your database. Read on to learn how. Getting the version number in FileCabinet CS If you want to use SQL for your file sharing applications, you must know how to get the version number of a SQL Server database from FileCabinet CS.

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An Introduction to SQL Server Express

If you use SQL, several options are open to you, from the Enterprise editions down to SQL Server Express, a free version of Microsoft’s main RDBMS (Relational Database Management System), SQL Server. SQL Server is used to store information and access other information from multiple other databases. Server Express Edition is packed with features, such as reporting tools, business intelligence, advanced analytics, and so on. SQL Server Express 2019 is the basic version of SQL Server, a database engine that can be deployed to a server, or you can embed it into an application. It is free and ideal for

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The Difference Between Float Vs. Double Data Types

It would be incorrect to say that floating-point numbers should never be used as an SQL data type for arithmetic. I will stick to double-precision floating-point data types for SQL Server that are suitable for my requirements. The double-precision floating-point data type is ideal for modeling weather systems or displaying trajectories but not for the type of calculations the average organization may use in the database. The biggest difference is in the accuracy when creating the database. You need to analyze the data types and fields to ensure no errors and insert the data values for maximum accuracy. If there

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Technology – The Advantages of Using Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) is designed to combine the features of SQL Server with components of Enterprise Management System (EMMS) so that they can work together for enterprise solutions. Its core area of expertise is bulk/batched data delivery. As a SQL Server collection member, Integration Services is a logical solution to common organizational needs and current market trends, particularly those expressed by previously installed SQL Server users. It extends SSIS functionality, such as data extraction from external sources, data transformations, data maintenance, and data management. It also helps to convert data from one server into another. There are

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Technology – Can SQL Server Run On Linux?

Microsoft SQL Server provides organizations with industry-leading data capabilities, enhanced security, performance, and total cost of ownership. Unfortunately, up until 2017, SQL Server could only run on a windows ecosystem. This was a huge pain point for many SQL server customers who preferred the Linux system over Windows for performance, security, and manageability. They had to run a separate MS Windows system just to support the SQL server! Not running MSQL Server on a Linux ecosystem became a friction point for many of these businesses. Looking forward, can SQL server run on Linux? Yes. It’s now possible to run MSSQL

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