SQL SERVER – Four Basic SQL Statements – SQL Operations

There are four basic SQL Operations or SQL Statements.

SELECT – This statement selects data from database tables.

UPDATE – This statement updates existing data into database tables.

INSERT – This statement inserts new data into database tables.

DELETE – This statement deletes existing data from database tables.

If you want complete syntax for this four basic statement, please download FAQ (PDF) from SQL SERVER – Download FAQ Sheet – SQL Server in One Page

Reference : Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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  • How do I write an Update Statement for the following:

    Databases are:
    I and B. —–Both on the same server.

    The tables are:
    I.tblInstitution and

    The columns are:
    B.tblBData.InstFK —-Needs update

    B.tblBData.InstFK = I.tblInstitution.InstPK
    Where B.tblBData.LeID = I.tblInstitution.LeID

    Thank you.

  • Imran Mohammed
    August 7, 2008 3:08 am


    This might work,

    Use B
    update tblBData
    set tblBData.InstFK = A.InstPK from I..tblInstitution A
    Where tblBData.LeID = A.LeID

    You are using wrong four-part-name syntax.

    Four-part-name is something like this,


    but you misunderstood this concept and replaced the last objectname by column name.

    Hope this helps,

  • Vijaya Kadiyala
    July 21, 2009 10:52 pm

    Hi Pinal,
    I think there should be some awards who are answering the comments/questions of your articles.
    gr8 going…..

  • @Vijaya

    Awards? Imran, a big contributor, has his name bolded on the side bar. Pinal recognizes frequent contributors.

  • Hi Pinal,

    i want to disable the stored procedure. Please tell me any way to disable.

  • Hi ,

    can MS Sql data migrate to Oracle DB?
    also how to create Database backup using script ?

  • ok thanks….


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