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How To Increment Dates by 1
How To Increment Dates by 1? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics If you have a date, and you want to increment it by 1. You can do this by adding the date with a date interval. You can also do this by adding the number 1 directly on the date. The tutorial example below shows you how to addin...
2016-07-06, 29206👍, 1💬

💬 2016-07-06 Julie: Good to know. Thanks.

💬 2010-10-11 Coleen: I have an Oracle table with a column (seq_num) that needs to populated with sequential nbrs based on a group. For example, I hav...

Oracle PL/SQL Questions
1. What is normalization. 2. Difference between procedure and functions. 3. Oracle 9i Vs 10g. 4. how to improve the performance of a query. 5. %type vs %rowtype. 6. regression testing. 7. deleting the duplicate records without using rowid in oracle. 8. Row chaining. 9. types of cursors.
2008-11-05, 6226👍, 0💬

What Happens If the UPDATE Subquery Returns Multiple Rows
What Happens If the UPDATE Subquery Returns Multiple Rows? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL DML Statements If a subquery is used in a UPDATE statement, it must return exactly one row for each row in the update table that matches the WHERE clause. If it returns multiple rows, Oracle server will g...
2007-04-21, 5871👍, 0💬

What Are the Differences between CHAR and NCHAR
What Are the Differences between CHAR and NCHAR? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics Both CHAR and NCHAR are fixed length character data types. But they have the following differences: CHAR's size is specified in bytes by default. NCHAR's size is specified in characters by default. A charact...
2016-06-25, 5428👍, 0💬

How To Calculate Date and Time Differences
How To Calculate Date and Time Differences? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics If you want to know how many years, months, days and seconds are there between two dates or times, you can use the date and time interval expressions: YEAR ... TO MONTH and DAY ... TO SECOND. The tutorial exercis...
2007-04-23, 5074👍, 0💬

How To Insert Multiple Rows with One INSERT Statement
How To Insert Multiple Rows with One INSERT Statement? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL DML Statements If you want to insert multiple rows with a single INSERT statement, you can use a subquery instead of the VALUES clause. Rows returned from the subquery will be inserted the target table. The f...
2007-04-21, 5034👍, 0💬

How To Update Values on Multiple Rows
How To Update Values on Multiple Rows? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL DML Statements If the WHERE clause in an UPDATE matches multiple rows, the SET clause will be applied to all matched rows. This rule allows you to update values on multiple rows in a single UPDATE statement. Here is a good e...
2007-04-21, 4893👍, 0💬

What Are the Differences between BLOB and CLOB
What Are the Differences between BLOB and CLOB? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics The main differences between BLOB and CLOB are: BLOB stores values as LOB (Large OBject) in bitstreams. CLOB stores values as LOB (Large OBject) in character steams.
2007-04-24, 4830👍, 0💬

How To Write Date and Time Interval Literals
How To Write Date and Time Interval Literals? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics Date and time interval literals can coded as shown in the following samples: SELECT DATE '2002-10-03' + INTERVAL '123-2' YEAR(3) TO MONTH FROM DUAL -- 123 years and 2 months is added to 2002-10-03 03-DEC-25 SEL...
2007-04-23, 4818👍, 0💬

How To Concatenate Two Text Values
How To Concatenate Two Text Values? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics There are two ways to concatenate two text values together: CONCAT() function. '||' operation. Here is some examples on how to use them: SELECT 'FYI' || 'Center' || '.com' FROM DUAL; FYICenter.com SELECT CONCAT('FYICente...
2007-04-23, 4778👍, 0💬

How To Delete Multiple Rows from a Table
How To Delete Multiple Rows from a Table? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL DML Statements You can delete multiple rows from a table in the same way as deleting a single row, except that the WHERE clause will match multiple rows. The tutorial exercise below deletes 3 rows from the fyi_links table...
2007-04-21, 4771👍, 0💬

What Are the Differences between INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH and INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND
What Are the Differences between INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH and INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics The main differences between INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH and INTERVAL DAY TO SECOND are: INTERVAL YEAR TO MONTH stores values as time intervals at the month level. INTERVAL DAY ...
2007-04-24, 4706👍, 0💬

How To Delete All Rows a Table
How To Delete All Rows a Table? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL DML Statements If you want to delete all rows from a table, you have two options: Use the DELETE statement with no WHERE clause. Use the TRUNCATE TABLE statement. The TRUNCATE statement is more efficient the DELETE statement. The t...
2007-04-21, 4650👍, 0💬

How To Use NULL as Conditions
How To Use NULL as Conditions? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics If you want to compare values against NULL as conditions, you should use the "IS NULL" or "IS NOT NULL" operator. Do not use "=" or "<>" against NULL. The sample script below shows you some good examples: SELECT 'A' IS...
2007-04-23, 4631👍, 0💬

What Are the Differences between NUMBER and BINARY_FLOAT
What Are the Differences between NUMBER and BINARY_FLOAT? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics The main differences between NUMBER and BINARY_FLOAT are: NUMBER stores values as fixed-point numbers using 1 to 22 bytes. BINARY_FLOAT stores values as single precision floating-point numbers.
2007-04-24, 4602👍, 0💬

What Is NULL
What Is NULL? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics NULL is a special value representing "no value" in all data types. NULL can be used on in operations like other values. But most opertations has special rules when NULL is involved. The tutorial exercise below shows you some examples: SET NUL...
2007-04-23, 4598👍, 0💬

How To Set Up SQL*Plus Output Format
How To Set Up SQL*Plus Output Format? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL DML Statements If you want to practice SQL statements with SQL*Plus, you need to set up your SQL*Plus output formatting parameter properly. The following SQL*Plus commands shows you some examples: COLUMN id FORMAT 9999; COLUM...
2007-04-22, 4593👍, 0💬

What Are DDL Statements
What Are DDL Statements? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL DDL Statements DDL (Data Definition Language) statements are statements to create and manage data objects in the database. The are 3 primary DDL statements: CREATE - Creating a new database object. ALTER - Altering the definition of an ex...
2007-04-22, 4528👍, 0💬

What Are DML Statements
What Are DML Statements? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL DML Statements DML (Data Manipulation Language) statements are statements to change data values in database tables. The are 3 primary DML statements: INSERT - Inserting new rows into database tables. UPDATE - Updating existing rows in dat...
2007-04-22, 4525👍, 0💬

How To Use IN Conditions
How To Use IN Conditions? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics An IN condition is single value again a list of values. It returns TRUE, if the specified value is in the list. Otherwise, it returns FALSE. Some examples are given in the script below: SELECT CASE WHEN 3 IN (1,2,3,5) THEN 'TRUE' ...
2007-04-23, 4517👍, 0💬

How To Use Values from Other Tables in UPDATE Statements
How To Use Values from Other Tables in UPDATE Statements? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL DML Statements If you want to update values in one with values from another table, you can use a subquery in the SET clause. The subquery should return only one row for each row in the update table that ma...
2007-04-21, 4458👍, 0💬

How To Add a New Column to an Existing Table
How To Add a New Column to an Existing Table? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL DDL Statements If you have an existing table with existing data rows, and want to add a new column to that table, you can use the ALTER TABLE ... ADD statement to do this. Here is an example script: SQL> connect HR/fy...
2007-04-22, 4457👍, 0💬

How To Convert Characters to Numbers
How To Convert Characters to Numbers? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL Basics You can convert characters to numbers by using the TO_NUMBER() function as shown in the following examples: SELECT TO_NUMBER('4123.4570') FROM DUAL 4123.457 SELECT TO_NUMBER(' $4,123.46','$9,999,999.99') FROM DUAL 4123...
2007-04-23, 4456👍, 0💬

How To Delete an Existing Row from a Table
How To Delete an Existing Row from a Table? - Oracle DBA FAQ - Understanding SQL DML Statements If you want to delete an existing row from a table, you can use the DELETE statement with a WHERE clause to identify that row. Here is good sample of DELETE statements: INSERT INTO fyi_links (url, id) VAL...
2007-04-21, 4449👍, 0💬

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