Tag Archives: language sql

  1. Working with “special” names


    October 19, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    What do you do when you need to use a special character in a name? Well, I guess I should …
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  2. Updating a view


    September 30, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was recently asked how to update views. Specifically the question was about using triggers to update a view. So …
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  3. “sql_handle” is not a recognized table hints option.

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    September 23, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve you’ve run a query similar to the following: And gotten an error similar to: Msg 321, Level 15, State …
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  4. Using @@ROWCOUNT can be a bit tricky


    September 16, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    @@ROWCOUNT is a very useful system variable that returns the number of rows read/affected by the previous statement. It’s frequently …
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  5. Finding the worst running query in a stored procedure


    September 10, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    The other day I was asked to tune a stored procedure. Not exactly an uncommon task, but I worked something …
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  6. Getting and storing a high precision datetime


    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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  7. A pattern to match correctly on a value or a NULL


    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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  8. Building a job to monitor other jobs


    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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  9. Adding, altering or removing multiple columns from a table


    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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  10. What is a CTE


    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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