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SQL SERVER – DBCC command to RESEED Table Identity Value – Reset Table Identity

DBCC CHECKIDENT can reseed (reset) the identity value of the table. For example, YourTable has 25 rows with 25 as last identity. If we want next record to have identity as 35 we need to run following T SQL script in Query Analyzer. DBCC CHECKIDENT (yourtable, reseed, 34) If table…
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SQL SERVER – Union vs. Union All – Which is better for performance?

This article is completely re-written with better example SQL SERVER – Difference Between Union vs. Union All – Optimal Performance Comparison. I suggest all of my readers to go here for update article. UNION The UNION command is used to select related information from two tables, much like the JOIN…
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SQL SERVER – Script to Determine Which Version of SQL Server 2000-2005 is Running

To determine which version of SQL Server 2000/2005 is running, connect to SQL Server 2000/2005 by using Query Analyzer, and then run the following code: SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('productversion'), SERVERPROPERTY ('productlevel'), SERVERPROPERTY ('edition') The results are: The product version (for example, 8.00.534). The product level (for example, “RTM” or “SP2”). The edition…
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When create or alter SQL object like Stored Procedure, User Defined Function in Query Analyzer, it is created with following SQL commands prefixed and suffixed. What are these – QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON/OFF and ANSI_NULL ON/OFF? SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER ON GO SET ANSI_NULLS ON GO--SQL PROCEDURE, SQL FUNCTIONS, SQL OBJECTGO SET QUOTED_IDENTIFIER OFF…
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