Explain the creation and usage of trigger in SQL?

A. Trigger:

Sql server trigger is a special store procedures that are executed automatically in response to the database object, database and server events.

Types of trigger:

  1. DML Triggers:

This triggers invoked automatically in response to the Insert Update and Delete events automatically.

  1. DDL Triggers

This triggers fire in response to create alter and drop statements.


CREATE TRIGGER [schema_name.]trigger_name

ON table_name





In this syntax:

  • The schema_name is the name of the schema to which the new trigger belongs. The schema name is optional.
  • The trigger_name is the user-defined name for the new trigger.
  • The table_name is the table to which the trigger applies.
  • The event is listed in the AFTER clause. The event could be INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE. A single trigger can fire in response to one or more actions against the table.
  • The NOT FOR REPLICATION option instructs SQL Server not to fire the trigger when data modification is made as part of a replication process.
  • The sql_statements is one or more Transact-SQL used to carry out actions once an event occurs.