SQL SERVER – Insert Multiple Records Using One Insert Statement – Use of UNION ALL

Update: For SQL Server 2008 there is even better method of Row Construction, please read it here : SQL SERVER – 2008 – Insert Multiple Records Using One Insert Statement – Use of Row Constructor

This is very interesting question I have received from new developer. How can I insert multiple values in table using only one insert? Now this is interesting question. When there are multiple records are to be inserted in the table following is the common way using T-SQL.

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SQL SERVER – Database Coding Standards and Guidelines – Introduction

I have received many many request to do another series since my series SQL Server Interview Questions and Answers Complete List Download. I have created small series of Coding Standards and Guidelines, as this is the second most request I have received from readers. This document can be extremely long but I have limited to very few pages as it is difficult to follow thousands of the rules. My experience says it is more productive developer and better code if coding standard has important fewer rules than lots of micro rules.

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SQL SERVER – Change Default Fill Factor For Index

SQL Server has default value for fill factor is Zero (0). The fill factor is implemented only when the index is created; it is not maintained after the index is created as data is added, deleted, or updated in the table. When creating an index, you can specify a fill factor to leave extra gaps and reserve a percentage of free space on each leaf level page of the index to accommodate future expansion in the storage of the table’s data and reduce the potential for page splits. Let us learn about how to change default fill factor of index.

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