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|What are the difference between DDL, DML and DCL commands?|
DDL - Data Definition Language: statements used to define the database structure or schema. Some examples:
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What is SQL?
Structured Query Language (SQL) is a language that provides an interface to relational database systems.
|Difference between TRUNCATE, DELETE and DROP commands?|
DELETE command is used to remove some or all rows from a table. A WHERE clause can be used to only remove some rows. If no WHERE condition is specified, all rows will be removed. After performing a DELETE operation you need to COMMIT or ROLLBACK the transaction to make the change permanent or to undo it. Note that this operation will cause all DELETE triggers on the table to fire.
TRUNCATE removes all rows from a table. The operation cannot be rolled back and no triggers will be fired. As such, TRUNCATE is faster and doesn't use as much undo space as a DELETE.
DROP command removes a table from the database. All the tables' rows, indexes and privileges will also be removed. No DML triggers will be fired. The operation cannot be rolled back.
DROP and TRUNCATE are DDL commands, whereas DELETE is a DML command. Therefore DELETE operations can be rolled back (undone), while DROP and TRUNCATE operations cannot be rolled back.
DELETE will not free up used space within a table. This means that repeated DELETE commands will severely fragment the table and queries will have to navigate this "free space" in order to retrieve rows.
How does one eliminate duplicate rows from a table?
To remove duplicate rows of data, use the following statement: it will remove duplicate rows from a table and leaving only unique records in the table:
Delete from table_name where rowid not in (select max(rowid) from table group by duplicate_values_field_name);
What the difference between UNION and UNION ALL?
Both UNION and UNION ALL is used to combine results of two SELECT queries.
select * from T1 A 1 1 1 /*union example*/ select * from T1 union select * from T1 A 1 /*union all example*/ select * from T1 union all select * from T1 A 1 1 1 1 1 1
How to Change a SQL prompt name?
SQL> set prompt oracle oracle>
Find out nth highest salary from emp table?
With the help of correlated sub-query, row_number(), dense_rank() and rank() , we can find nth highest salary -
SELECT * FROM Employee order by 2 NAME SALARY Ram 3000 Tom 3000 Vinod 4000 Venky 5000 Manoj 7000 /*correlated sub-query example */ SELECT DISTINCT (a.salary) FROM Employee A WHERE &N = (SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT(b.salary)) FROM Employee B WHERE a.salary <= b.salary); N= 2 -- to identify 2nd highest salary SALARY 5000 /*row_number example */ SELECT DISTINCT (salary) FROM (SELECT e.*, ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY salary DESC) rn FROM Employee e) WHERE rn = &N; N= 3 -- to identify 3rd highest salary SALARY 4000 /*correlated sub-query example */ SELECT * FROM (SELECT name, salary, DENSE_RANK() OVER(ORDER BY salary DESC) nth_highest_sal FROM Employee ) WHERE nth_highest_sal = &n; N= 3 -- to identify 3rd highest salary SALARY 4000 /*rank example */ SELECT * FROM (SELECT name, salary, RANK() OVER(ORDER BY salary DESC) nth_highest_sal FROM Employee ) WHERE nth_highest_sal = &n; N= 3 -- to identify 3rd highest salary SALARY 4000
What is the difference between CHAR, VARCHAR and VARCHAR2 data types?
CHAR, VARCHAR and VARCHAR2 are used to store the character string values -
CHAR should be used for storing fixed length character strings. String values will be space/blank padded before stored on disk. CHAR(n) will ALWAYS be n bytes long. If the string length is <n, it will be blank padded upon insert to ensure a length of n.
|What is difference between Co-related sub query and nested sub query?|
Correlated sub query runs once for each row selected by the outer query. It contains a reference to a value from the row selected by the outer query.
Select e1.empname, e1.basicsal, e1.deptno from emp e1 where e1.basicsal = (select max (basicsal) from emp e2 where e2.deptno = e1.deptno)
Nested sub query runs only once for the entire nesting (outer) query. It does not contain any reference to the outer query row.
Select empname, basicsal, deptno from emp where (deptno, basicsal) in (select deptno, max (basicsal) from emp group by deptno)
What are the more common pseudo-columns?
A pseudo-column behaves like a table column but it is not actual column of the table. We can select from pseudo-columns, but we cannot insert, update, or delete their values.
For example - SYSDATE, USER, UID, CURVAL, NEXTVAL, ROWID, ROWNUM, LEVEL
|What is the difference between group by and order by?|
|Group by controls the presentation of the rows, Order by controls the presentation of the columns.|
|What keyword does an SQL SELECT statement use for a string search?|
|The LIKE keyword used for string searches. The % sign is used as a wildcard and _ for single.|
|What are various constraints / Integrity Constraints used in SQL?|
Data integrity allows defining certain data quality requirements that the data in the database needs to meet.
|What is difference between UNIQUE and PRIMARY KEY constraints?|
Difference is that Primary Key have an implicit NOT NULL constraint while Unique Keys do not.
|When do you use WHERE clause and when do you use HAVING clause?|
|WHERE clause applies to the individual rows. HAVING clause is used when you want to specify a condition for a group function and it is written after GROUP BY clause.|
|What are sequences? Explain with syntax?|
A field in oracle can be kept as auto incremented by using sequence. it can be used to create a number sequence.
e_seq will cache up to 20 values for performance. Starts from one.
CREATE SEQUENCE e_seq MINVALUE 1 MAXVALUE 99999 START WITH 1 INCREMENT BY 1 CACHE 20;
|What is a view?|
A View in Oracle and in other database systems is simply the representation of a SQL statement that is stored in memory so that it can easily be re-used.
|Pipes and Cistern|
Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 6 hours and 4 hours respectively. If they are opened on alternate hours and if pipe A s opened first, in how many hours, the tank shall be full?
A large tanker can be filled by two pipes A and B in 60 min and 40 min respectively. How many minutes will it take to fill the tanker from empty state if B is used for first half of the time, and A and B fill it together for the other half?
A tank is filled by 3 pipes with uniform flow. The first two pipes operating simultaneously fill the tank in the same time during which the tank is filled by the third pipe alone. The 2nd pipe fills the tank 5 hours faster than first pipe and 4 hours slower than third pipe. The time required by first pipe is?
Two pipes A and B together can fill a cistern in 4 hours. Had they been opened separately, then B would have taken 6 hours more than A to fill the cistern. How much time will be taken by A to fill the cistern separately?
Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 24 min and 32 min respectively. If both the pipes are opened simultaneously, after how much time B should be closed so that the tank is full in 18 min?
Two pipes A and B can fill a tank in 36 min and 45 min respectively. A water pipe C can empty the tank in 30 min. First A and B are opened. after 7 min, C is also opened. In how much time, the tank is full?
Two pipes can fill a cistern in 14 hours and 16 hours respectively. The pipes are opened simultaneously and it is found that due to leakage in the bottom it took 32 min more to fill the cistern. When the cistern is full, in what time will the leak empty it?
Bucket P has thrice the capacity as Bucket Q. It takes 60 turns for Bucket P to fill the empty drum. How many turns it will take for both the buckets P and Q, having each turn together to fill the empty drum?
In a class , 30 % of the students offered English, 20 % offered Hindi and 10 % offered Both.If a student is offered at random, what is the probability that he has offered English or Hindi?
In a lottery ,there are 10 prizes and 25 blanks.A lottery is drawn at random. what is the probability of getting a prize ?
Two dice are thrown simultaneously .what is the probability of getting two numbers whose product is even?
Two diced are tossed the probability that the total score is a prime number?
Two cards are drawn at random from a pack of 52 cards What is the probability that either both are black or both are queens?
Two dice are thrown together .What is the probability that the sum of the number on the two faces is divisible by 4 or 6?
A bag contains 6 white and 4 black balls .Two balls are drawn at random .Find the probability that they are of the same colour?
In a simultaneous throw of a pair of dice,find the probability of getting a total more than 7?
An unbiased die is tossed.Find the probability of getting a multiple of 3?
|Problems on Ages|
My brother is 3 years elder to me. My father was 28 years of age when my sister was born while my mother was 26 years of age when i was born. If my sister was 4 years of age when my brother was born,then what was the age my father and mother respectively when my brother was born?
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