1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Moving to Azure: A change in processes – TSQL Tuesday 103

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    June 12, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    For this month’s t-sql Tuesday our host Bjoern Peters (b/t) wants us to describe our experiences with Azure SQL Database …
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  5. What queries are getting blocked?

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    June 6, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Monday Grant Fritchey (b/t) put up a great post EXTENDED EVENTS, THE SYSTEM_HEALTH SESSION, AND WAITS that talks about how …
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  6. SQL Homework – June 2018 – Alter a database

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    June 4, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Here we are again. The beginning of another month. At the beginning of each month I put out a SQL …
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  7. Updated query to view data in the error log

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    May 31, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is one of my favorite scripts. It pulls all of the data from the error log and dumps it …
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  8. An interview with Brent Ozar

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    May 30, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was talking about interviews (although not the job kind) with a friend and it reminded me of the time …
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  9. Interview questions: What’s the first thing you would do if a user reports slowness.

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    May 28, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    We’ve been doing a fair amount of interviewing recently and one of our big questions is What do you do …
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  10. The public role

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    May 23, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    A common misunderstanding is that the CONNECT permission lets you do more than just connect to a database. It doesn’t. …
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