MySQL – Different Methods to Know Current User

There are different methods to know the name of the current user in MySQL. There can be many reasons we want to know who is the current user. Here is list of the of the few of the such reasons.

Customized code which we want to run based on the reason.
Checking the permissions based on the user.
Inserting the name of the user in the audit table.
Displaying special message based on the login user.
Executing some special logic/code based on the logged in user.

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MySQL – How to Drop Table If Exists in Database?

In this post SQL Server – 2016 – T-SQL Enhancement “Drop if Exists” clause, we have seen the new feature introduced in SQL Server version 2016. One of my friends recently asked me question that how to drop table in exists in MySQL database? It was not surprising to see that not many people know about the existence of this feature. MySQL already has this feature for a while and if you are MySQL DBA, you may find it interesting that SQL Server just introduced this feature.

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MySQL – How to Generate Random Number

In MySQL, UUID() function returns Universal Unique Identifier that generates 36 characters long value which is 5 part hexadecimal numbers. If you want to generate random password, you can make use of this function which generate random number.


Returns the string 85aeb064-8f73-11e5-85ef-02fcc4101968 (Note that this is random, when you execute you will get different value). As the total length is 36, you can make use of the result to get a random password with any length.

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Interview Question of the Week #056 – How to fix Installation Failure – Rule “Setup account privileges” Failed in SQL Server

Sometimes in the interviews I observe that users are able to answer all the theoretical questions correct but when it is about doing practical they fail. A while ago, when I was helping a large organization with interview, suddenly their DBA reported that one of their server has installation error.…
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