Tag Archives: problem resolution

  1. ‘Twas 4:45 Friday

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    December 23, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    I couldn’t think of anything really fun to post for Christmas Eve-Eve and I’ve been busy buying and wrapping presents …
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  2. “That little green arrow.” or “My code used to work but now I’m getting a debug error.”

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    October 15, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you’ve worked with SSMS for any length of time this will look awfully familiar: SSMS 2008R2 SSMS 2012 + …
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  3. Finding the error from a failed job.

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    October 7, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is a fairly simple one once you’ve seen it, but then so are lots of things :). Let’s say …
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  4. “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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  5. The 30 minute rule

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    August 26, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    In one of my first IT jobs (back in the dark ages) we had something called the thirty minute rule. …
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  6. Pulling data from the error log

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    August 17, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    The other day I was asked to pull a list of errors from the SQL Server log into a table …
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  7. Copying a TDE database from one instance to another

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    June 22, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    I got my first real world experience with a TDE (transparent data encryption) database recently. For those who don’t know …
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  8. Test first; Mileage may vary;

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    May 14, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    I went to a SQL Saturday recently and saw a number of great sessions. If you haven’t been to a …
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  9. 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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  10. Dealing with layered function calls

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    February 5, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    T-SQL is not the best language in the world for formatting strings. It can be done, but typically you are …
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