Updated on Kisan Patel
This tutorial will show you how to temporarily hold data into temporary table in SQL Server?
Temporary table is similar to table variable however, temporary table is not created in memory but it gets created physically in the database and it remains unless the current session ends or it is dropped explicitly.
CREATE TABLE #myTempData ( DetailId int, FullName varchar(50) ) INSERT INTO #myTempData SELECT EmployeeID, FirstName + ' ' + LastName FROM [NORTHWND].[dbo].[Employees] SELECT * FROM #myTempData -- DROP this temp table now DROP table #myTempData
Temporary table name is prefixed with
In above case, we have create a table named
FullName fields and inserting record from
Employees table then selecting its records and when we are intended to not use this temp table any more, we have dropped it.