Monthly Archives: March 2016

  1. When should I test?


    March 30, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    To test or not to test. That is the question. Or is it? Shouldn’t we always test? That was the …
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  2. Why you shouldn’t use SELECT *


    March 28, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I answered an interesting question on SE today (ever notice how many posts come from stuff I read on forums?) …
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  3. I’m presenting for the Pass Security Virtual Chapter!


    March 23, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Tomorrow (3/24/2016) at noon CT I’ll be presenting my SQL Server Security Basics session for the Pass Security Virtual Chapter. …
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  4. TOP 1 killed my performance; Rob Farley helped me resurrect it.


    March 21, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; There is no short version of this. It’s LONG. It’s interesting but you might want to skip it if …
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  5. What permissions do I need?

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    March 16, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Ever wondered how to tell what permissions are required to run a statement or perform a task? Well, sometimes it …
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  6. Pulling data from a non-clustered index


    March 14, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is one of those things that I found very interesting but figured I’d probably never really use. Of course …
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  7. You don’t need to be a sysadmin


    March 10, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Hey, I need sysadmin access to ServerA. Ok. Why do you need sysadmin? Well I need to be able to …
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  8. Ever wonder what that goofy query in the header means?


    March 8, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s T-SQL Tuesday time again (Number 76!) and this month we are hosted by Bob Pusateri (b/t) who has invited …
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  9. How do I grant someone the ability to create a stored procedure?


    March 2, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    The question of How to grant the ability to create/alter stored procedures and views came up today on It’s …
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