I have a field in the database that has credit card number in it. Bottom line, how can we encrypt this information using SQL SERVER? I need to encrypt it for a brief period of time, like 15 minutes, then the table is truncated.
Is there a way to check, before an insert if that particular order already exists in the table?
Yes; the primary key. That's the one that uniquely identifies a tupel/record. Hence, that's what you'd need to check. Most databases will do this automatic and throw an error if the record already exists.
if the process fails in the middle, and i want to start it again, if there are already some rows in the table, not to insert those.
Select a list of all primary key-values in the table, and skip those inserts.
Dude, if he is inserting from a file, then there is no primary key until it is inserted
Aah, good point. We don't show the Autoincrement-value to the user, so the user is using a combination of fields to uniquely identify a record. That used to be the primary-key, until we switched to artificial autoincrement-keys.
You're reading the file on a line to line basis? Don't want it in memory completely, because it'd have to be restarted completely if the process dies half way. It'd be an option to write the "current amount of processed records" to another file. If it crashes, read that file and see how many lines you can safely skip.
A transaction (as said below) is indeed the best idea
Also, it'd be wise to load the file in a separate table first, and move it from there to the required structure.
Wrap the process in a transaction. If it fails, it will get rolled back and the table will remain empty. At that point you can figure out what went wrong, take any remedial action and run the process again.
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I was planning to put BEGIN TRANSACTION and COMMIT TRANSACTION, but what I am doing is reading from a file, inserting into the database, reading the next line and inserting into database. I have the insert statement in the C# page.
I've existing DB called A which contains 410 tables. I created another DB called B from the backup of A and modified the database B such as creating some new table and modifying existing tables and drop of some tables and so on. Now B database contains 548 tables.By the meantime A database as well undergone some changes. Say for example, in database A, in tableA some rows has been inserted. In database B, in tableA some rows has been deleted/modified.
I would like to know the data changes between the two databases.
My objective is that in order to sync the Database A with Database B I need to create some scripts. To identify the schema changes I've tool. No issue at that point. But I worry about DML changes. How to create DML scripts such as Insert, update, delete queries which make my Database A sync with Database B. How to achieve this?
Please do guide me.
Note: I'm using SQL SERVER 2008 R2.
Please note that I've downloaded the Red Gate's data compare tool which shows the difference but did not provide the script to sync it.
We regularly use Red-Gates data compare and it does supply the scripts to merge the data. It tends to have trouble with extensive data changes but for fairly small changes it does an excellent job. It allows you to save the scripts.
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Basically from Table1(COL1, COL2) i want to copy data to Table2(Col1,Col2)..while inserting, i want check if COL2 is having any specification ((QL) (ST) (PA)) accoringly flag should be updated with 1 to the respective _FLG column,if there is no specility (example : 5th row) all the _FLG columns should be updated with 0.
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HI, Thank you for the reply.
Actaully the data is pretty much structered... since i cannot able to show the data here with proper horizantal and vertical bars,i kept Pipe delimeter so that data of each column will be separate from each other.
My source table is having rows in arround 500 - 600K using a cursor will be costly in performence point of view.
Could u please suggest if there is any other alternative.