Monthly Archives: June 2013

  1. Using OUTPUT to back up a change


    June 26, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    How will you back out if your change doesn’t work?! Always take a backup! There should always be a back …
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  2. Metadata Functions (OBJECT_NAME for example)

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    June 24, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    What is a metadata function? According to BOL a metadata function is one that returns data about the database or …
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  3. Disaster Recovery’s big brother Operational Recovery


    June 20, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’m going to get slammed for the title by someone but I stand by it. First some definitions. Disaster Recovery …
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  4. ORDER BY the numbers


    June 17, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Have you ever needed to order by a calculated column? You might have written it something like this: Did you …
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  5. Best practice recommendations for writing Dynamic SQL


    June 12, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Note this is not “Best Practices when USING Dynamic SQL”. These are just good habits I’ve come up with over …
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  6. Using the OVER clause


    June 10, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Over the last few years I’ve learned quite a bit about different techniques in SQL Server. This particular one has …
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  7. Easy way to generate a restore script.

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    June 5, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Easy way to generate a restore script. I was asked today if I had a canned restore script handy. I …
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  8. Pattern searches beyond ‘%string%’.


    June 3, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was asked today to take a table with a social security column and put all 0s if the column …
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