Tag Archives: T-SQL

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. What is ANSI_NULLS and why will I be glad when it finally goes away?

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    July 28, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Recently I wrote about what it means that a value is NULL. Right at the beginning I mentioned ANSI_NULLS and …
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  5. 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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  6. Yes, Virginia, you can have too much white space.

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    July 16, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    When I was in college and taking programming classes (back in the days when “a T-Rex ate my 5.25 inch …
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  7. Dealing with a long string

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    June 25, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every now and again you have to put a really long string (more than 8000 characters). Dynamic SQL is the …
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  8. 15 years of experience with Identity columns

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    June 4, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    An identity column is an auto incrementing column An identity column is typically used as a primary key A primary …
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  9. What is the difference between Money and Decimal(19,4)

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    June 2, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    One of my co-workers and I were discussing the difference between the data type MONEY and the data type DECIMAL(19,4). …
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  10. DBA Myths: A table with a primary key is not a heap

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    May 21, 2014 by Kenneth Fisher

    Typically when you see a heading like this you know the answer is “No” or “False” but in this case …
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