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What Is SQLite and How Does It Differ from MySQL? Nov 2, 2021 by Robert Gravelle

SQLite and MySQL are equally popular open source Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS). Both are fast, cross-platform, robust, and feature-rich. Yet, beyond these similarities, the two databases are dissimilar in several important respects. Since you are probably more familiar with MySQL, this tutorial will list SQLite's most important features, as well as dissimilitudes to MySQL, all with the goal of steering you towards the product that will best suit your needs.

Null Values and the SQL Count() Function Oct 25, 2021 by Robert Gravelle

Back in March of 2020, the The NULL Value and its Purpose in Relational Database Systems article presented the NULL value and its special meaning in relational databases. That article also described how to allow NULLs in your database tables and how to reference them in queries. In today's blog, we'll learn how to combine NULLs with the SQL Count() function to achieve a variety of objectives.

Understanding SQL Server CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY Queries - Part 2 Oct 19, 2021 by Robert Gravelle


Last blog introduced the APPLY operator and covered how it differs from regular JOINs. In today's follow-up, we'll compare the performance of APPLY to that of an INNER JOIN as well as learn how to use APPLY with table valued functions.

Navicat 16 Preview Oct 11, 2021 by Robert Gravelle

Navicat 15 was released with much fanfare back in November of 2019. It came packed with many new features and improvements, most notably in data transfers, the SQL Builder, and modeling. It also added Data Visualization, Dark Mode and native Linux support. Almost two years later to the day, its time to announce the upcoming release of Navicat 16! It's currently downloadable in Beta mode, with the official release to be announced shortly. While we're waiting for that, this blog will outline some of the most note-worthy features and improvements.

Understanding SQL Server CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY Queries - Part 1 Sep 27, 2021 by Robert Gravelle

Part 1: APPLY vs JOIN

As you are probably aware, JOIN operations in SQL Server are used to join two or more tables. However, in SQL Server, JOIN operations cannot be used to join a table with the output of a table valued function. In case you have not heard of table valued functions, these are functions that return data in the form of tables. In order to allow the joining of two table expressions SQL Server 2005 introduced the APPLY operator. In this blog, we'll learn how the APPLY operator differs from regular JOINs.

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