Problem I am executing a SQL query and trying to set a datetime column to DateTime.MinValue. I’m getting the following exception: System.Data.SqlTypes.SqlTypeException: ‘SqlDateTime overflow. Must be between 1/1/1753 12:00:00 AM and 12/31/9999 11:59:59 PM.’ The problem is that DateTime.MinValue is 1/1/0001 12:00:00 AM and the SQL Server DateTime minimum value is 1/1/1753 12:00 AM. Solution … Read more
Problem When I execute a SQL query I’m getting the following error: Conversion failed when converting date and/or time from character string. The query is using ORDER BY with CASE with a passed in parameter called @OrderBy. Solution Use a separate CASE statement for each possible value (instead of one CASE with multiple WHENs).
Problem You have a SQL query like this: While executing this you get the following error: ‘CREATE/ALTER PROCEDURE’ must be the first statement in a query batch Solution The error message says it all: the CREATE PROCEDURE statement cannot be executed after other queries in the same batch of queries. The solution is to execute … Read more
How do you check for new records in a database and react to the new data? You really only have two options: Poll for changes every X seconds Use query notifications to be notified when new data is inserted In this article I’ll show you how to configure query notifications so that your application receives … Read more
Imagine you’re in the middle of Millennium Park in Chicago. You want some coffee, but want a good deal on it. You open an app and see the nearest coffee shops offering deals to anyone with this app. How did this app know the distance from you to the coffee shops? This article will show … Read more
We’re going to install MySQL Community Edition, which is the free edition of MySQL. It includes a database server (MySQL Server) and a GUI database client (MySQL Workbench), among other tools. Go to MySQL Community Downloads. Click on MySQL Installer for Windows. Download the web community installer. Run the installer you downloaded. On the Setup … Read more
I recently came across a complex sorting problem that required sorting the data into groups, then further sorting the data within each group. Requirement My requirement is to sort a list of orders for users in charge of approving orders. Here is a list of orders with their status and department: Here is a list … Read more
Problem When entering the sa password while installing SQL Server you get the following error: “The specified sa password does not meet strong password requirements.“ Solution If the computer is on a domain Go to Administrative Tools / Domain Security Policy :: Security Settings | Account Policies | Password Policy Set “Minimum password length” = Not … Read more