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SQL Server 2014 Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: How To Check Available Column in A Table

clock January 5, 2016 21:50 by author Rebecca

In this tutorial, we will share to you how to check available colum in a table. If you want to check if the column is already available in the table, you can use system views like sys.columns or INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS.

Step 1

First, let us create the dataset:

USE TEMPDB;
CREATE TABLE TESTING(ID INT, NAME VARCHAR(100))

Step 2

Suppose you want to find out the existence of the column named NAME and print a message. You can do it by using any of the following methods:

IF EXISTS
(
SELECT * FROM SYS.COLUMNS
WHERE NAME='NAME' AND OBJECT_ID=OBJECT_ID('TESTING')
)
PRINT 'COLUMN EXISTS'
--
IF EXISTS
(
SELECT TABLE_NAME,COLUMN_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS
WHERE COLUMN_NAME='NAME' AND TABLE_NAME='TESTING'
)
PRINT 'COLUMN EXISTS'

There is also a shorter way to do this. You can use COL_LENGTH system function:

IF (SELECT COL_LENGTH('TESTING','NAME')) IS NOT NULL
PRINT 'COLUMN EXISTS'

What it does is that it finds the length of the column. If it is null, the column does not exist in the table otherwise it exists.

Simple and fast, right?

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SQL Server 2012 Hosting - HostForLIFE.eu :: Managing Number of SQL Server ErrorLog

clock January 5, 2016 21:36 by author Peter

Microsoft SQL Server saves 7 errorlog files by default. When new errorlog is made, the recent one will be deleted at identical time. If you wish to keep a lot of errorlog, you'll follow 2 ways below to manage number of SQL Server ErrorLog, including both increasing and decreasing ErrorLog number.
Method 1: configure SQL Server ErrorLog number in SSMS
Step 1: Open SQL Server Management Studio. connect with SQL Server with SQL Server Authentication.

Tips: If user account password forgot, you'll only reset user password or change user forgotten password. So login to SQL Server with SQL Server Authentication and new user password. Otherwise, even though you'll successfully connect with SQL Server with Windows Authentication, the following error still occurs as soon as you want to configure SQL Server logs.

Step 2: Navigate to Management > SQL Server Logs. Right-click on SQL Server Logs and choose Configure.

Step 3: In pop-up window Configure SQL Server Error Logs, tick the box "Limit the number of error log files before they are recycling". And set "Maximum number of error log" with willing number. Save changes at last before you close this window.

Method 2: Change Number of SQL Server ErrorLog in Registry Editor

Step 1: First, type regedit in Start box, and press Enter to run Registry Editor.

Step 2: Now, Locate to the following path(1 or 2) and create a new entry in registry editor.
1. Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\SQLEXPRESS\MSSQLServer
2. Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ MSSQLServer\MSSQLServer

Right-click in the right blank pane of registry editor, and tap New > QWORD (64-bit) Value button in pop-up options.


Step 3: Rename the entry as NumErrorLogs and double-click it to edit its value. Type a number that you want to save SQL Server ErrorLog file. Tick Decimal under Base and click OK.

Close Registry Editor and finish setting on increasing or decreasing number of SQL Server Errorog file.

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