How to Insert Multiple Rows in a Single SQL Query – Interview Question of the Week #069

There are so many different databases in the world and many of them use the language SQL for their programming. It is very easy to assume that if they are using SQL, we can easily use code from one database to another database. Unfortunately the reality is very different, not all the scripts from one database works in another database. Today we will see very interesting question where the user asked a question about inserting multiple rows in a single SQL query.

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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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