Category: SQL Server

How to get the first character of a string in SQL Server ?

Assume a scenario where you have a column in your table in SQL Server database where you want to retreive the first character of the column value. How to get the first character of a string in SQL Server ? You can use the LEFT function and specify the column name as well as the number of characters from left that you want to retreive.

How to change the ‘Edit Top 200 Rows’ in SQL Management Studio ?

When working with the SQL Server Management Studio and trying to edit the table records , you would have noticed the context menu option “Edit Top 200 Rows”. How do you change this to display all the records for editing instead of “Edit top 200 rows” in the context menu ? There are couple of ways in which you can do it. 1. Right click…

How to Check if a login exists in SQL Server ?

If you need to check if a login exists in SQL Server , you can use query the master.dbo.syslogins for it. How to Check if a login exists in SQL Server ? Here’s a sample query demonstrating how you can query master.dbo.syslogins to find out if the login exists in SQL Server. This would retreive all the details of the loginid ‘sa’.

SQL Server – Saving changes is not permitted. The changes you have made require the following tables to be dropped...

There are times when you get an error stating “Saving changes is not permitted. The changes you have made require the following tables to be dropped and re-created. You have either made changes to a table that can’t be re-created or enabled the option Prevent saving changes that require the table to be re-created.” You can easily resolve this issue by following the steps mentioned…

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