Welcome To My Blog

June 7th, 2010 by admin No comments »

My name is latif Khan. I am an IT Professional (Programmer, Developer, Analysit, Designer).

About my Education:

Msc Computer Science (Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad pakistan)

MS Mobile Computing (University of Bedfordshire UK)

On this website you will find different programming and database tutorials .

First upper case letter of a string in mysql

August 17th, 2011 by admin No comments »

This  function convert first letter of a string to uppercase and the rest of the string will be in lowercase.

UPDATE table_name SET field_name = CONCAT(UPPER(LEFT(field_name, 1)), LOWER(SUBSTRING(field_name, 2)))

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Update one table from another table in sql

March 28th, 2011 by admin No comments »

update column1 of table1 from column1 of table2 on the basis of both tables ids.

UPDATE table1
SET column1 = table2.column1
FROM table1 , table2
WHERE table1.column_id = table2.column_id

how to delete duplicate rows in sql table

March 15th, 2011 by admin No comments »

delete X1 from TableName X1, TableName X2
where X1.DupColumn = X2.DupColumn and X1.id > X2.id

Manipulate directories in Linux

December 1st, 2010 by admin No comments »

Linux – 2.0

1.  Create directory:

mkdir dir1

2. Remove empty directory:

rmdir dir1

Relational database

September 30th, 2010 by admin No comments »

A relational database consists a set of relations , attributes each attribute being identified by its name. Relational database is done to save maintenance cost, efficiency , save space (disk space)

More accurately, the relational model is based on predicate logic and set theory. You have sets of statements of fact, and the underlying system can determine new sets of facts from those. For efficiency, you have to organize those facts into groups that share the same structure (names and associated type domains), and in practice your ability to draw conclusions is limited by the system’s command language (SQL poorly implements predicate logic and set theory; and the database doesn’t do much of your thinking for you). The real power comes from your complete control over determining new facts. All relationships between facts are explicit in the database, and the command language can use and manipulate them. The mathematics behind the model make this manipulation feasible.

Copy result set into a file in mysql

August 13th, 2010 by admin No comments »

SELECT * from
FROM customers
INTO OUTFILE '/foldername/customers.csv'

Get last inserted id in mysql table

August 12th, 2010 by admin No comments »

this will return last inserted id in a table by a database connection used.

mysql_query($mysql_insert_query, $db_connection);
$last_inserted_Id = mysql_insert_id($db_connection);

SQL Case

July 26th, 2010 by admin No comments »

Case in sql Select

Case can be used in different ways. In this example it is used as to mask the actual value of column.
SELECT product_id , 'Special Offer' = CASE
WHEN special_price < normal_price THEN 'Product on Special Offer'
ELSE 'Normal Price'
FROM Products

Select Random date time in Sql Server

June 17th, 2010 by admin No comments »

This query will select a random  date time in the past 60 days

select  cast( cast(getdate() as int)  -60 * rand ( cast( cast(newid() as binary(8)) as int ) )  as DATETIME )

Efficient way to Display 2 or 3 level Categories in sql

June 8th, 2010 by admin No comments »

many of the programmers use nested loop to display two levels of category. which is not an efficient way. we can fetch all the data in one call, and then display it using some logic.

SELECT  t1.cat_id , t1.cat_name AS  main_cat_name , t2.cat_id as sub_catid,  t2.cat_name as sub_cat_name FROM Categories  AS t1  LEFT JOIN  Categories AS t2 ON t2.cat_ParentID  = t1.cat_id  WHERE  t1.cat_ParentID = 0