SQL | Transactions exercise | Creating transaction with an insert command

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Software ==> SQL  (198 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of SQL Server
Topic ==> Transactions  (5 exercises)
Level ==> Average difficulty
Subject ==> SQL training
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  3. Execute this script.

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Write an insert statement to add a new event with EventName called My DOB , with your date of birth as the Eventdate column and an appropriate entry for the  EventDetails column:

Insert something funny

Remember INSERT INTO tblEvent and VALUES.

Now we can turn this insert into a transaction - but first, write a delete command to remove any events with an Eventname like My DOB.


Create a transaction which tests if an Eventname of My DOB exists already, adding it if it doesn't and giving a message if it does:

Running transactions

Results of running the script for the first and second times.  Your EventID will be different!

Optionally save this as Adding dates of import.sql then close it down.

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