Tag Archives: language sql

  1. Getting and storing a high precision datetime

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    August 13, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    Earlier today I was working on a project where I was recording some time stamps. In order to get as …
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  2. A pattern to match correctly on a value or a NULL

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    August 5, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    As you may have noticed if you read my blog I learn a lot from trolling various forums. In this …
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  3. Building a job to monitor other jobs

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    May 4, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    The other day Tom Roush (b/t) and Tim Radney (b/t) were having a discussion on twitter about using scheduled windows …
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  4. Adding, altering or removing multiple columns from a table

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    April 16, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was recently asked to do some fairly heavy modifications to a table. It involved adding 6 new columns, removing …
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  5. What is a CTE

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    April 6, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    CTEs (Common Table Expressions) are one of the most interesting and useful tools added to T-SQL in the last decade. …
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  6. Clean out all bad characters from a string.

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    March 25, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    I have a customer who is having a problem with a load. He is getting a fair number of bad …
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  7. Why not NOLOCK?

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    March 18, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    Most senior DBAs I’ve met shudder when they hear NOLOCK. Ever wonder why? For the same reason they shudder at …
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  8. There are #temp tables and then there are ##temp tables.

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    March 16, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    Temporary tables are a common enough thing in T-SQL that most of us have probably used them on a fairly …
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  9. Who’s using that database?

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    March 9, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    A common problem when trying to alter a database (take it offline, add a filegroup, whatever) is that someone else …
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  10. I want to blog but …

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    March 4, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    I don’t know how to get started. Pretty simple. There are a number of free blogging sites out there. Personally …
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