Category Archives: SQL

SQL injection

SQL injection is a technique often used to attack databases through a website. This is done by including portions of SQL statements in a web form entry field in an attempt to get the website to pass a newly formed rogue SQL command to the database (e.g. dump the database contents to the attacker). SQL injection is a code injection technique that exploits a security vulnerability in a website’s software. The vulnerability happens when user input is either incorrectly filtered for string literal escape characters embedded in SQL statements or user input is not strongly typed and unexpectedly executed. SQL commands are thus injected from the web form into the database of an application (like queries) to change the database content or dump the database information like credit card or passwords to the attacker. SQL injection is mostly known as an attack vector for websites but can be used to attack any type of SQL database.

SQL ROUND()

SQL ROUND()  is used to round a numeric field to the number of decimals specified.

Syntaxt

SELECT ROUND(column_name,decimals) FROM table_name

Table – Users

+—–+—–+———–+
| oid | uid | price     |
+—–+—–+———–+
|   1 |   1 | 60.345645 |
|   2 |   2 | 30.45564  |
|   3 |   2 | 60.78565  |
|   4 |   1 | 70.96565  |
|   5 |   2 | 80.565645 |
|   6 |   1 | 50.57565  |
+—–+—–+———–+

Example

mysql> SELECT ROUND(price,2) as price  FROM orders;
+——-+
| price |
+——-+
| 60.35 |
| 30.46 |
| 60.79 |
| 70.97 |
| 80.57 |
| 50.58 |
+——-+
6 rows in set (0.00 sec)


SQL MID()

SQL MID()  is used to extract characters from a text field.

Syntaxt

SELECT MID(column_name,start,length) FROM table_name

Table – Users

+—–+——-+
| uid | name  |
+—–+——-+
|   1 | name1 |
|   2 | name2 |
|   3 | name3 |
|   4 | name4 |
+—–+——-+

Example

mysql> SELECT MID(name,1,3) as name  FROM users;
+——+
| name |
+——+
| nam  |
| nam  |
| nam  |
| nam  |
+——+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> SELECT MID(name,2,4) as name  FROM users;
+——+
| name |
+——+
| ame1 |
| ame2 |
| ame3 |
| ame4 |
+——+
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)

SQL LCASE()

SQL LCASE()  converts the value of a field to lowercase.

Syntaxt

SELECT LCASE(column_name) FROM table_name

Table – Users

+——+
| name |
+——+
| AAAA |
| BBBB |
| CCCC |
| DDDD |
| EEEE |
+——+

Example

mysql> SELECT LCASE(name) FROM users;
+————-+
| LCASE(name) |
+————-+
| aaaa        |
| bbbb        |
| cccc        |
| dddd        |
| eeee        |
+————-+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)