Monthly Archives: April 2013

  1. INFORMATION_SCHEMA the un-sung system views


    April 29, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I spend a reasonable amount of time looking through various forums, answering some questions and reading the answers to others. …
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  2. How do I tell the stored procedure name from inside the stored procedure?


    April 24, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve occasionally had the problem of trying to put “smart” logging messages into a process. You know the ones, you’re …
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  3. Who writes your documentation?


    April 22, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve been thinking recently about who writes the best documentation. Not including a professional technical writer (although they actually do …
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  4. Calculating the length of a string (Len vs DataLength)


    April 14, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    This one is basic but still something that can catch you unawares if you aren’t careful. Most DBAs and developers …
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  5. How do I use a variable in an IN clause?


    April 8, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I see this question in one form or another a lot. I’ve seen this or something like it probably half …
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  6. UNPIVOT a table using CROSS APPLY


    April 1, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I generally spend part of each day looking through, or I read through questions that have already …
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