Creating Temporary Tables

The first advanced topic we discuss is the use of temporary tables, which are simply tables that exist temporarily within a database and are automatically dropped when users log out or their database connection ends. Transact-SQL creates these temporary tables in the TEMPDB database. This database is created when you install a SQL server. Two types of syntax are used to create a temporary table, as follows:

create table #table_name (
field1 datatype,
fieldn datatype)

Syntax 1 creates a table in the TEMPDB database. This table is created with a unique name consisting of a combination of the table name used in the CREATE TABLE command and a date-time stamp. A temporary table is available only to its creator. ...

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