Tag Archives: language sql

  1. Changing configuration settings with sp_configure

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    September 22, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was recently asked where to go in Configuration Manager to change the settings for xp_cmdshell. It was then that …
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  2. Triggers are not toys!

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    September 17, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    For the love of all that’s SQL, triggers are not toys! I’m not even talking about logon triggers or DDL …
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  3. I SCHEMABOUND my scalar UDF and you won’t believe what happened next.

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    September 15, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Sorry for the click bait but I just couldn’t resist, and to be fair I was pretty impressed with this …
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  4. What are trace flags?

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    September 11, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Trace flags are one of those things that I’ve heard about more and more over the last five or six …
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  5. Two simple commands that can be a big help in performance tuning.

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    September 2, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    The first thing that always comes to mind when discussing performance tuning is query plans and rightly so. They are …
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  6. 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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  7. Generating a restore script

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    August 18, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    In order to speed up our backups on a large database our team decided to stripe the backup files. In …
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  8. More than sp_help

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    August 14, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you have worked with SQL Server for very long you have probably run across the extremely useful system function …
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  9. SchemaBinding – What & Why

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    August 6, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    What When you use the SchemaBinding keyword while creating a view or function you bind the structure of any underlying …
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  10. Deny vs Revoke

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    August 4, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Quick quiz. Which of these two commands is the opposite of GRANT? DENY REVOKE   Well lets start with some …
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