1. RESTORE VERIFYONLY what does WITH LOADHISTORY do?

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    July 18, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Recently someone mentioned the LOADHISTORY option of RESTORE. It’s not horribly hard to find in BOL but it wasn’t the …
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  2. Counting NULLs

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    July 16, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Recently I was doing one of Kendra Little’s (b/t) SQL Server quizzes. Specifically the Quiz: COUNT() in SQL Server. As …
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  3. Balancing Security Concerns.

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    July 12, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I have a presentation I do every now again on security basics that I’m actually quite proud of. One of …
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  4. Code I’d Hate To Live Without: T-SQL Tuesday #104

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    July 10, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s TSQL Tuesday again! This time our respected host is Bert Wagner (b/t). Quick aside, if you haven’t seen his …
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  5. SQL Homework – July 2018 – Create a SQL Agent Job

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    July 2, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    For this month’s homework let’s try something a bit different. SQL Agent jobs are a very powerful tool frequently used …
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  6. SQL Puzzle – FizzBuzz3d

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    June 27, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I thought for the end of the month it would be fun to do another T-SQL Puzzle. In this case …
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  7. Be our guest, be our guest, put our database to the test.

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    June 25, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    When I think of the public role I often think of the guest database principal (user) at the same time. …
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  8. Strings vs Identifiers

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    June 20, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    A common mistake, and one I make frequently myself is to use a string in place of an identifier, or …
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  9. Misleading errors: “Server is configured for Windows authentication only.” But it’s not!

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    June 18, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    In general, the errors SQL gives are highly useful. Of course every now and again you get one that’s just …
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  10. The identity column, the insert and the linked server.

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    June 14, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; When doing an insert across a linked server you have to include the list of fields to be inserted …
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