1. What permissions do temp stored procedures use?

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    June 19, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    In a performance tuning class I recently took with Brent Ozar (b/t) he mentioned temporary stored procedures and an interesting …
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  2. It’s interesting how an OR short circuits.

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    June 17, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently did a post on the case expression short circuting and received a very very interesting comment from Chad …
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  3. Does the case expression short circuit?

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    June 13, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Let’s start with definitions: CASE Expression: This is basically an inline IF .. ELSE IF .. ELSE IF ….. etc …
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  4. The butterfly effect. T-SQL Tuesday #115

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    June 11, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    This month, our host Mohammad Darab (b/t) has given us an interesting subject. Dear 20 year old self. Where we …
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  5. How do I force a SQL Login to change it’s password on next login

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    June 5, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Forcing someone to change their password on a periodic basis is a pretty common thing, and any time I’ve gotten …
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  6. SQL Homework – June 2019 – Property functions

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    June 3, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Yep. It’s time for your monthly homework session. You’ve finished last months right? Please turn it in over there. This …
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  7. I’m moving my permissions scripts to GitHub

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    May 30, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve written very few things that I’m more proud of than my permissions scripts, sp_SrvPermissions and sp_DBPermissions. These scripts are …
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  8. What is a distributed transaction?

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    May 28, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    A while back I did a post defining a transaction. Basically, a transaction is a unit of work. The example …
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  9. Using VALUES to construct an in-line table.

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    May 22, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    This has come up a few times recently, I find it rather fascinating and I can never seem to remember …
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  10. Bad Idea Cowboy Hat: Using a foreign key to prevent updates

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    May 20, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    When I decided to rip off of Brent Ozar’s (b/t) Bad Idea Jeans series (yes I asked) I decided that …
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