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Adding data to all columns in Sybase
Adding new data is a slow, tedious, and mind-numbingly boring
process. It's very difficult to pay attention to what you are
doing for very long. However, somebody has to do it, and unless
you're willing to pay somebody, it's got to be you. So, get a
hot cup of coffee (or a cold soda, or whatever beverage you
prefer) and get ready for some really dull work.
At the end of each command press the space-bar or press enter
before continuing the the next step.
- Type the name of the table you are entering data into.
- Since you are entering data into an entire row, the data needs
to be grouped and each value needs to be separate. To group the
values, you enclose them in parenthesis. To separate them, you
If you have special characters to enter as values into your tables
(that includes % _ , ( ) < > . : = + - * / ' " and the space
character) you must quote the value. To do that, enclose the value
between single close quotes. For instance, to use fifteen percent,
you would type '15%'. To get a 'character, you type it twice.
For example 'it''s' would enter the contraction for it is as a value.
- To begin the group, type
- Type the data for the first column, followed by a comma, then
the data for the second column, followed by a comma, until you
have values for all the columns.
If you do not have a value for a column, type the comma
separator anyway, or you'll get an error.
- Close the group by typing
- Press Enter.
If everything goes well, you see the database prompt (a
period, the name of the database you are using, another period,
the number one and then the greater than symbol).
Next: Example of adding data in Sybase
See also: Adding and modifying data in Sybase
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