Monthly Archives: November 2013

  1. Finding active DTS packages

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    November 27, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    DTS is dead, long live SSIS. Way back when SQL 2005 was announced then released DTS was pronounced DOA. SSIS …
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  2. Finding the metadata for a query

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    November 25, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    You know I occasionally find it interesting how I learn new things. I was running through a practice test for …
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  3. A pattern to do beginning of period calculations.

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    November 20, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Beginning of period calculations are common things. Rolling month reports, queries to pull everything from last month etc require beginning …
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  4. Connection options in SSMS

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    November 18, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    When connecting to a SQL Server instance in SSMS there are a fair number of options. Most DBAs I know …
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  5. Who’s on call

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    November 13, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    Every morning we have a daily meeting and my manager asks who’s on call. And every morning some form of …
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  6. A better way to find missing indexes

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    November 11, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently attended SQL Saturday #255 and specifically the performance tuning pre-con put on by Grant Fritchey. It was a …
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  7. Physical Join Operators by Ami Levin

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    November 6, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    For those who don’t know the three physical join operators are Hash Match, Loop Join and Nested Loops. Understanding these …
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  8. sp_SrvPermissions & sp_DBPermissions V3.0

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    November 4, 2013 by Kenneth Fisher

    These are a couple of stored procedures I wrote to help me with security research. Each sp returns three data …
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