Tag Archives: T-SQL

  1. Generating scripts for previous versions of SQL


    October 21, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    I make a habit of using the latest version of SSMS even if I’m not working with the latest version …
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. 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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  6. 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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  7. Pulling data from the error log


    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Filtered Index restrictions and Kendra Little’s Index Quiz


    July 20, 2015 by Kenneth Fisher

    A few weeks ago I saw a tweet about Kendra Little’s (b/t) new SQL Server Quizzes. Of course I had …
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