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Data Definition Language; defining database structures but not their contents.

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Retrieve Names of Check Constraints Specific to a Column

PostgreSQL 12 When I rename a column in a table, I would like to dynamically rename the matching check constraints as well. I have a hypothetical table: CREATE TABLE hypothetical_table ( id SERIAL ...
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Add a column with name as a result from a SELECT

I'm using PostgreSQL on my project and I have a Spring Boot Application that uses Flyway to create everything on my Database. I need to create a column that its type is based in a row on other table. ...
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Can't rely on INFORMATION_SCHEMA.view_definition?

I've built application that compares objects in the databases and generates scripts to replicate objects in the different DB. What I've noticed while I was using this to retrieve view code select * ...
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Oracle database, convert XMLTYPE table from basicfile lob to binary xml

Trying to import an Oracle EBS database (currently in a 19c staging database) into 19c Autonomous Data Warehouse, which won't accept XMLTYPE tables with "STORE AS BASICFILE LOB", but will ...
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Does InnoDB DROP INDEX release disk space without OPTIMIZE TABLE?

We are using MySQL 5.6 InnoDB storage engine and innodb_file_per_table is ON. We have some huge tables (> 100GB) with hundreds of millions of rows. For some huge tables, index space accounts for ...
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What is “ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8mb4” for? [closed]

I'm exploring Sakila database. After CREATE TABLE, I saw this syntax. Could any one help to let me know what is this and what it is for? how and when to use it? (I didn't see this in my SQL course) ...
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rename a column without disrupting users

You can rename a column using the following statement: ALTER TABLE table_name RENAME COLUMN column_name TO new_column_name; However, this brings the old column out of commission immediately. Any use ...
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get DDL from Mongo database

I haven't done much with MongoDB. But in trying to understand the data that we do have in MongoDB, it makes sense to start with looking at the DDL in the database. What is the simplest way to pull the ...
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is there a DDL generator out there where you can start with CSV/TSV to create DDL for Cassandra

Is there a DDL generator out there where you can start with CSV/TSV (or maybe even JSON) to create DDL for Cassandra?
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Implications of removing unnecessary column from primary key

I have a database in which a number of tables are defined with multiple UUID columns forming the Primary Key when they should instead be defined as Foreign Keys, e.g. CREATE TABLE [dbo].[SomeTable]( ...
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Oracle 12cR2 - ORA-00905 When Creating View

I want to create a view as below: CREATE OR REPLACE VIEW "USERNAME"."VIEWNAME" ("columnName", "columnName", "columnName", ...) AS SELECT DISTINCT ...
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Oracle 12cR2 - How To Create DDL Script Of A View With All Dependencies and Permissions

I have a view in my production database and I want to create same view in my test database. I tried this commmand: ‌‌select dbms_metadata.get_ddl('VIEW','VIEW_NAME','VIEW_OWNER') from dual; It ...
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Create A Pivot With No SUM() in MySQL

I've seen a lot of examples using MySQL to create a PIVOT but they all use SUM() - using this DDL how can I create a PIVOT in MySQL Create Table `data` ( callDate text ,callerName text ,...
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Set The Order Query Results Display

I need to display my emailType in DESC order. Now it is a varchar field so I need it to be reverse alphabet order Z - A. When I run my query it is displayed in ASC order, and since I am using a ...
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Mysql : what are the steps for creating a database schema for a big project with many tables?

I am creating a project with lots of tables like one for taxes, one for employees, customers etc. So how should I go about it? For eg: building the ER model first or something like that
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How to safely replace the old table with its cleaned copy?

I have created a table_cleaned like table and inserted unique values from table into table_cleaned. Now I want to replace table with table_cleaned with DROP TABLE table; ALTER TABLE table_cleaned ...
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How to insert '1001-01-01 00:00:00' into MariaDB when altering a table?

I created a table in HeidiSQL: CREATE TABLE `publish_dt` ( `ID` BIGINT(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `TS` DATETIME NULL DEFAULT NULL, `Text` VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL COLLATE 'utf8mb4_unicode_ci'...
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How to get SHOW CREATE TABLE without table borders made of dashes?

When I use SHOW CREATE TABLE in my MariaDb command line client I get this output for my table: +---------+----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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How to determine if an ALTER statement will be a metadata-only operation O(1) or a size of data operation O(n)?

We are dealing with very large tables in Sql Azure. Size-of-data operations can lock tables for a very long time so we must be careful to run these only on week ends. Metadata operations are quick ...
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lock-ddl-per-table option not working as expected in Xtrabackup

I've recently been getting the following errors on some of my Percona XtraBackup backups: InnoDB: An optimized (without redo logging) DDL operation has been performed. All modified pages may not have ...
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Is it possible to alter normal column to virtual column in Oracle?

ALTER TABLE TAB_NAME ADD TEST_COL VARCHAR2(255); ALTER TABLE TAB_NAME MODIFY TEST_COL GENERATED ALWAYS as ('some_exp') VIRTUAL; Second script gives an error: Error report - ORA-54026: Real column ...
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Deny All DDL & DML Commands In Sql Server

I want to deny all ddl and dml commands to AD and SQL Server users over all the databases on my database server. How can i do that?
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How to make DDL changes to large tables and cause minimum server and object contention?

I work with a lot of large tables (billions to tens of billions of records in each) in a database I recently inherited. I see a few clear DDL changes that would benefit the use-cases of the database ...
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What events still occur within a transaction that gets rolled back?

Is it true that all data modifications are undone when the transaction they are a part of gets rolled back? For example if a cursor that just executed a stored procedure 100 times that updated a ...
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If a stored procedure is altered while it's currently being used in a cursor, does the cursor continue using the old query before it was altered?

If a stored procedure (or view) is currently in use within a long running cursor, and I alter that stored procedure, will the cursor continue using the old instance of the stored procedure until the ...
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Migrate foreign key type from char to binary - ways to deal with the fallout?

I am in the process of slimming down a database that has been using char/varchar fields where binary/varbinary would be a better choice (given the data represented is byte arrays). One of the fields ...
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errno: 150 “Foreign key constraint is incorrectly formed” [closed]

CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `Register_Per` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `Name` varchar(50) NOT NULL, `DOB` varchar(20) NOT NULL, `Gender` CHARACTER(8) NOT NULL, `ConNo` int(11) NOT NULL ...
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Strategy for making Postgres support multiple versions of client code

I'm about to embark on an overhaul of our code for pushing to Postgres, and want to solicit some feedback before going on. The setup here is that we've got a lot of software deployed with a non-...
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How to check and change function volatility in Postgres?

I have a function that I think is defined as volatile, but I now know I want it stable. How can I check the function volatility (volatile, stable, immutable) of a certain function? When a function ...
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Prepare statements plan invalidation in postgresql

Postgresql caches plans for prepared statements and their subsequent executes. see: https://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/sql-prepare.html https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7142335/how-does-...
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creating a new table results in incorrect syntax error [closed]

i'm trying to create a blank table which already exists in another SQL instance. so i just right clicked on the table and choose "SCRIPT CREATE TO" to export the structure to a query window, and it ...
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Does SQL Server allow (make visible) DDL inside a transaction to the transaction prior to commit?

In PostgreSQL I can create a table with some test data, and then in a transaction migrate it to a new column of a different type resulting in one table-rewrite upon COMMIT, CREATE TABLE foo ( a int );...
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Truncate all Tables in Database with T-SQL

Is there a way to truncate all tables in a database without using sp_MSForEachTable in TSQL Language? Background: not my call, DBA company policy does not allow sp_MSForEachTable. EXEC ...
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SQL Create Script DDL Table from View

How do I script a Create Table DDL for a View? Example View: create view dbo.CustomerTransaction as select cust.CustomerId, -- this is int cust.CustomerName, -- varchar(25) tr....
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Upon deletion I want to set another value that is in the table (random) as the foreign Key, if i delete that foreign key, how can i do this?

For example, I have a database that has coaches and gymnastics, if a coach leaves the squad then every gymnast they are assigned too need to be randomly set a new coach. This needs to be done in SQL ...
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Noob Questions - Database approach

I have a database of "records" that relate to photos - title, location, text, tags, etc. I am now adding more fields for other media types, videos for example will get an transcript, audio will get ...
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How to trigger a function with DDL query?

I want to add a few sanity checks on my DDL statements. Unfortunately, I cannot run a validation separately due to some constraints. I am thinking to run validation inside the DB by calling a stored ...
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How to find maximum of average grouped by in sql

I have three tables Faculty {id, name}, Student {id, faculty_id, name}, Course_student {id, student_id, mark} And i would select top student in each faculty I'm tired to perform this in multiple ...
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Making a column unmodifiable/non-updatable after its row's initial creation?

What is the most idiomatic way to make a column unmodifiable/non-updatable after its initial creation via INSERT in Oracle? CREATE TABLE my_table ( id NUMBER NOT NULL CONSTRAINT ...
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DROP and CREATE versus ALTER [closed]

QUESTIONS: Is is better to ALTER an object definition (i.e. function, stored procedure) in a production environment, rather than IF EXISTS (...) DROP (...) CREATE...? Does SQL Server treat the two ...
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Adding a CHECK constraint doesn't improve performance of ATTACH PARTITION on postgres table

I'm attempting to merge a table into a partition, the merge works but the performance isn't good. I've read this link, in particular this quote.... Before running the ATTACH PARTITION command, it is ...
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How do I rename a table with minimal downtime in a production postgres database?

I understand that renaming a table in postgres boils down to a simple catalog update. However, it also requires an ACCESS EXCLUSIVE lock to ensure transactions are safe. What would be the ideal way ...
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Why use master to create a database?

I have a short question, why do I use use master; to create a database? Here is the example from the Microsoft documentation USE master ; GO CREATE DATABASE Sales ON ( NAME = Sales_dat, FILENAME =...
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Postgres Transaction OOM on 100k DDL statements

We execute approximately 100k DDL statements in a single transaction in PostgreSQL. During execution, the respective Postgres connection gradually increases on its memory usage and once it can't ...
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Error Code 1064, Cant figure this out [closed]

CREATE TABLE 'mydb.nation' ( 'natcode' CHAR(3), 'natname' VARCHAR(45) NULL, 'exchange_rate' DECIMAL(9,5) NULL, PRIMARY KEY ('natcode')); CREATE TABLE 'mydb.stock' ( 'stckcode' CHAR(3), 'stckname' ...
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Migrating Oracle Views to SQL Server

In the process of retiring an Oracle 11g host for an HRIS database, I've been asked to migrate as many assets as possible to a SQL Server 2016 instance for read-only archival. The volume of table ...
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How to check if the SYSTEM_VERSIONING for a table is ON?

I know that SQL Server 2016 let us to use the SYSTEM_VERSIONING like : CREATE TABLE EmpSalary ( EmpID int NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED , SalaryAmt decimal (10,2) NULL , ...
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How to explain/introspect what locks a DDL operation will need (Postgres)

I would like to have some way of inspecting what locks a DDL operation will need to acquire. Preferably something generic enough that I don't need to personally know/encode knowledge of all of the ...
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Can one make MySQL cluster on a unique index rather than a primary key?

The MySQL docs states that: When you define a PRIMARY KEY on your table, InnoDB uses it as the clustered index. But that's not the only possibility, you can cluster off of a unique index instead: ...
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Oracle - Extract user DDL for migration

I need to export and import data from a Oracle 9i to Oracle 12.2 database. This old app doesn't log in as one privileged user - it logs in for each user. I have hundreds of users with nothing but ...

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