I have only just found out about the “MERGE” transact-SQL statement that was introduced in SQL Server 2008.
“Performs insert, update, or delete operations on a target table based on the results of a join with a source table. For example, you can synchronize two tables by inserting, updating, or deleting rows in one table based on differences found in the other table.”
I have decided to do away with my forum plugin, and instead have added the Ask a question/Contact Me page. All forum posts have been added as regular posts, with “Question:” at the start of the post title.
The script in this post can be used to obtain an example of each of the different styles that can be output using the CONVERT Transact-SQL statement when converting date/time to a string. I have output the styles including the century, but the script can easily be modified to output examples without.
If you need to analyse the number of email addresses by email domain, e.g. “@abc.com”, then the script within this post will return the number of records grouped by the domain name of each email address (i.e. to the right of the @ sign)