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DEFAULT Specifies that the default value defined for the column is to replace the existing value in the column.
Is there any shortcut to get a "not null default 0" column inserted into a large table? Depending on your row size, table size, indexes, etc, I've seen SQL Server 2000 grind away for several hours (4-5ish hours) before FINALLY completing.
Later on I have to do something similar on Sql Server 2008.
TOP ( ) Specifies one or more table hints that are allowed for a target table. @ When referencing the Unicode character data types nchar, nvarchar, and ntext, 'expression' should be prefixed with the capital letter ' N'.
If ' N' is not specified, SQL Server converts the string to the code page that corresponds to the default collation of the database or column.
Hmm, 10M rows is a quite few, but it's not outside the realm of MSSQL and that does seem very slow.
This can also be used to change the column to NULL if the column has no default and is defined to allow null values.
Compound assignment operator: = Add and assign -= Subtract and assign *= Multiply and assign /= Divide and assign %= Modulo and assign &= Bitwise AND and assign ^= Bitwise XOR and assign |= Bitwise OR and assign Returns updated data or expressions based on it as part of the UPDATE operation.
Specifies the temporary named result set or view, also known as common table expression (CTE), defined within the scope of the UPDATE statement.
The CTE result set is derived from a simple query and is referenced by UPDATE statement.