Monthly Archives: May 2013

  1. Backup a password, change it, then restore it.


    May 30, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    A couple of months ago I talked about moving a login from one server to another without the password. The …
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  2. Using CROSS APPLY to calculate an aggregate across a single row.


    May 28, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve had CROSS APPLY on the mind recently. You could probably tell since its been the subject of my last …
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  3. Using CROSS APPLY instead of a calculated variable


    May 22, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Earlier this week I posted The many uses of CROSS APPLY and I’m quite glad I did. I’ve been working …
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  4. The many uses of CROSS APPLY


    May 20, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Over the last few years of studying SQL I’ve noticed 4 different uses for the command CROSS APPLY. In the …
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  5. CREATE SCHEMA can do what?!?!?


    May 15, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    So I was studying for the 70-451 and ended up reading the BOL entry for CREATE SCHEMA. I honestly can’t …
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  6. Dragging a name from the object explorer to a query window


    May 13, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    In the same vein as Steve Jones’ series on Customizing SSMS this is a fairly basic trick, but one that …
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  7. Free SQL Books


    May 8, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was looking for a way to put BOL on my Kindle when I found a few good links I …
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  8. GO


    May 6, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Did you know that the GO command isn’t really part of T-SQL? It’s what’s called a batch separator. And in …
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  9. Comparing an inner join vs a subquery


    May 2, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was reading through Stackoverflow today and saw an interesting question. SQL inner join vs subquery. The user was comparing …
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  10. Well I finally passed the 70-451


    May 1, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    So I am now an MCITP Database Developer for SQL 2008. This is a big milestone for me. A few …
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