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grandhi
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Posted - 04/17/2013 :  03:16:17  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
HI Guys,

I am new to database side,but I need to work on Database (Ms Sql server 2012).For this

I installed Ms Sql server 2012,using Google help I created new database and also in that I created a new Table with more than 20 columns and the table name is FirstTable.

I forgotten,which data Types are mention of columns.So

I want to know the entire information about the table(FirstTable).

I tried in the following way,but it's not working

DESC FirstTable

can anyone help me ?

Fell free,If you want to edit my question.

Thanks.

bandi
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Posted - 04/17/2013 :  03:21:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
-- To get list of columns and datatypes
SELECT * FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS WHERE TABLE_NAME = 'FirstTable'

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grandhi
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Posted - 04/17/2013 :  03:35:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you bandi.

Can you tell me,where will get basic tutorials for Insert,Update,Delete queries.

Edited by - grandhi on 04/17/2013 03:37:15
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bandi
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Posted - 04/17/2013 :  03:41:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For basics, refer http://www.w3schools.com/sql/
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/16363/Generate-SQL-Select-Insert-Update-and-Delete
sqlauthority.com --> Search Tab --> type your keywords

Follow sqlteam.com forum you will get good knowledge...

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grandhi
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Posted - 04/17/2013 :  03:56:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
bandi,

earlier you mention INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS in your code,in that INFORMATION_SCHEMA is it package name? like that what is [b]COLUMN[/b/].

Edited by - grandhi on 04/17/2013 03:57:46
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bandi
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Posted - 04/17/2013 :  07:13:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
INFORMATION_SCHEMA is an information schema view...
Refer the link http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186778.aspx

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