Category Archives: Problem Resolution

  1. ‘Twas 4:45 Friday

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    December 16, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    ‘Twas 4:45 Friday, and all through the office not a creature was stirring, not even the bosses. The code was …
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  2. The amazing never shrinking heap

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    August 25, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is a quick demo of a little “trick” with heaps I’ve known about for a couple of years. However …
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  3. Why am I getting a primary/unique key violation?

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    July 23, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    This may seem like a question with a simple answer but there is a bit more to it than you …
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  4. db_ddladmin and the SSMS table designer

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    July 10, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you want to grant a user the ability to create/alter/delete any table, SP, function etc in a database you …
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  5. T-SQL Tuesday #56: Assumptions

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    July 8, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I assume that since it’s the second Tuesday of the month that it’s time for T-SQL Tuesday. And you can …
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  6. Who has the DAC open?

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    May 28, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    The other day I started seeing the following error in my SQL log. Error: 17810, Severity: 20, State: 2. Could …
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  7. Start with stupid

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    March 17, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    True story: I worked in a computer lab many years ago and one day this guy (a grad student) checked …
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  8. Check your SQL Agent history settings before it’s too late!

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    February 10, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    A little while back I was doing some research into a failed job and ran into a slight problem. The …
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  9. Negative session_ids

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    January 27, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I probably had the most fun all week when a query I was running came up blocked. Sounds strange right? …
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  10. Transactions: Who, What and Where

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    January 20, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Recently we had a scenario where we had a handful of queries being blocked. Nothing unusual there but when I …
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